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Retire Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by upnet, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    Wondering what you all do when a forum becomes no longer relevant? I am thinking to archive it somewhere but not sure where it would make sense to put it. Anyone have a method they have used?
  2. Ugur Ilmaz

    Ugur Ilmaz Member

    I have so much of them but eventhough they are dead they still get visitors from google. I create an Archive forum in the end of the board and stack every forum there as a subforum.
  3. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Well-Known Member

    You can always sell it. People like me and others buy forums all the time
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    If it is no longer relevant, why not just close it? Or did you mean to say that it is no longer active (but you want to keep it open for reference)?
  5. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    I close them, move them to the Archive forum and hide them from the forum index. They are still available from search engines. So I keep the ranking.
    jellytoe likes this.
  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Some context might help - when you say forum do you mean the whole site (with all it's forums and sub-forums) - or do you mean a single forum within your site that is no longer in fashion / being used?
  7. jellytoe

    jellytoe Member

    I meant a single forum within the site. I simply removed it from the forum_list but it still is all there.

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