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Why do you manage your own forum ?

#1
What are your motives to run a forum ?
would you consider joining another forum and becoming a dominant user there instead ? why ?
 

MYstIC G

Active member
#2
With mine I think that there are plenty of sites about for game consoles but that the majority of them just turn into big adverts. I wanted to start a forum where people could just talk about games without that "oh no, the corporate sponsor don't like that so it must be censored" vibe.
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#10
What are your motives to run a forum ?
would you consider joining another forum and becoming a dominant user there instead ? why ?
I wouldn't consider it because I've actually done it and still do it for near on 4-5 years and helped, contributed to other forums over my own. Why? I can only guess that I prefer it and it saves me maintaining my own forum. It's easier for me to post and contribute to other forums knowing once I've posted I haven't the worry to maintain styles, update and continuously post content on my own. I suppose I can post at leisure on other forums where on my own I'd need to post content which then doesn't feel like a hobby but more work related.

That said, Sometime in the next 6 months I'll get my forum opened and see where that leads. I'll most probably get bored with it again. :p
 

Salty

Active member
#13
Bringing a massive audience together. Using the collective power of that community to build relationships with other large communities.

Take those relationships, package them under independent agreements, and you have a functioning network with community leaders and an audience that rivals the largest networks on the internet.

This is when you have options; development, advertising, and capital.

Great success.


I'm so against purchasing communities. Curse, ZAM, Crowdgather; all the big forum networks buy out popular forums and crap all over it. Never give up your independent control. Build relationships instead.
 

Fred Sherman

Well-known member
#14
Because 30 years of hard won high tech experience shouldn't have to die with me and one shouldn't have to pay consultant fees everytime they have a question that can be easily answered.
 

Robert F Schmitz

Well-known member
#15
It began innocently enough out of a sheer desire to learn the inner workings and became a place for friends to hang out from all around the globe. Now it is a part of the daily ins and outs. :)
 

mjp

Well-known member
#17
would you consider joining another forum and becoming a dominant user there instead?
Another forum on the subject did not exist. If it had, I wouldn't have seen any point in starting a second one.

But I joined this forum and became the dominant user within minutes of joining, and that was fun. But you don't see me lording it over people. I'm too humble.