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Why do you host a Internet Forum?

Why do you host a Internet Forum?

  • Income

    Votes: 11 26.2%
  • Passion about the theme

    Votes: 31 73.8%
  • Something to do

    Votes: 12 28.6%
  • Promote a service/business

    Votes: 11 26.2%
  • Other - please state

    Votes: 9 21.4%

  • Total voters
    42

Borgia

New member
#1
Hi guys,

I am thinking of starting a forum. Partly for something to do but I also hope that it will provide a modest income in a couple of years. Why do you do it?
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#2
Picked passion and something to do; My projects tend to be either a time/money sink or are a way of returning something to the community. 
 

James

Well-known member
#3
I don't open my forums solely to make an income, the income comes from the features and the effort which comes from the passion I put into creating the forum. As you can see, they're all intertwined to some degree in my own forum.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
#5
Like the others who posted here...I started mine due to passion for the subject I opened my forums for. I was an active member / moderator on a site who was bought out by a bigger company. Once that happened and things started going downhill, as I suspected they would...I decided to open my own forum.
 
#6
Like the others who posted here...I started mine due to passion for the subject I opened my forums for. I was an active member / moderator on a site who was bought out by a bigger company. Once that happened and things started going downhill, as I suspected they would...I decided to open my own forum.
That seems to happen alot. Something gets bought off by a bigger company, starts to go downhill, the main people in the original scene breaks off and start something better :) Reminds you of anything?
 

Sador

Well-known member
#7
Hehe, starting a forum to make money of it. Good luck with that. I wonder when you'll realize it's not as easy as it seems.
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#19
I started a forum because the board I was posting on was suddenly yanked offline and we had nowhere to go.

I don't use advertising, so "income" was never a factor.
 
#20
+1 respect on that.

Still -1 for not wanting to start it because you like it though. :)
:)

I do not think that I have expressed myself very well. I want to create a forum for a group of people to discuss what interests them. I clearly have an idea of what type of things those will be but it will not be the same as say creating a forum for people who like cars, for example.

So I am not sure that I can say at this point that I like it. What I can say is that I would have really valued this forum at one point and think that it could be a really useful resource for a lot of people. And if that happens, I am sure that I will like it very much :)

I want to do it properly so it has the best chance of suceeding, that will cost time and money but I want to give it a go