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Why do you manage your own forum ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblues, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. mrblues

    mrblues Member

    What are your motives to run a forum ?
    would you consider joining another forum and becoming a dominant user there instead ? why ?
  2. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Active Member

    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.
  3. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

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  4. Gizmo99

    Gizmo99 Member

    I am the web team leader for a Car club :)
  5. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

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  6. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    Sucker for punishment, apparently. [​IMG]
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  7. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Exactly, many of us are for sure !!
  8. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    I'm in it for the big bucks![​IMG]
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  9. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    The way to go:
    Here you are:
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    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
  11. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member


    Is that a good reason? [​IMG]
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Because no one else will do it. [​IMG]
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  13. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    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.
  14. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  16. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    because more often than not, i make the better admin.
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  17. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Oh brother.......... [​IMG]
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  19. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    I think the question should be "Why don't you manage your own forum?"
  20. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Kier please add a LOL button so I can spam it on MJP's posts !!

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