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How do you keep activity going?

Post by Rogo on January 12th 2012, 5:41 pm

I run a message board called Campbell County. It is based off of the Christian hit radio drama Adventures in Odyssey We have had members come and go over the 2 years we have been around. Many have joined and never bothered to post. Some moved over to a bigger AIO message board. I have been doing message boards for 3 years but never had the success some here have had. I almost want to give up. Do you guys have any suggestions for how I can get the forums booming and get the activity going?



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Re: How do you keep activity going?

Post by Guest on January 12th 2012, 8:44 pm

Hello, Rogo. =)

There are many ways you can keep the activity going on any forum. Firstly, forum updates. Never keep your boards the same for years at a time--we must keep things interesting for our members, no? Try some appealing visual affects and updating your skin from time to time.

Additionally, do you not have a "suggestions and feedback" section? You can always ask your members--they should know better than anyone just what they want added/changed about the board. Never hesitate to ask members for their feedback. =)

I think this is understood, but I'll go ahead and says it, because I've seen several forums around me fall out for this reason: Staff members must be active! I mean, what good is a board if I don't think the staff members aren't dedicated to their own forum? I most certainly am not going to stick around if I don't see some admins or mods putting a little TLC into our atmosphere.

And of course, don't give up! Be energetic, fun, and try new things! Try temporary games/events on the boards--get affiliates that are active and discuss forums with another admin and help each other by giving each other more specific tips about your forums.

Team work! What about your staff? What ideas do they have to add to your community? What forum games and graphics can they add to the boards? Keeping a text based site "exciting" for people is hard to do--so don't feel incapable, because it's no simple feat.

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Re: How do you keep activity going?

Post by Jophy on January 12th 2012, 11:44 pm

@Rogo wrote:I run a message board called [url=Link Removed]Campbell County[/url]. It is based off of the Christian hit radio drama Adventures in Odyssey We have had members come and go over the 2 years we have been around. Many have joined and never bothered to post. Some moved over to a bigger AIO message board. I have been doing message boards for 3 years but never had the success some here have had. I almost want to give up. Do you guys have any suggestions for how I can get the forums booming and get the activity going?

Excuse me, Why do you need to share your forum link when it's not needed and not allowed here! This is your 2nd reminder about this and this kind of acts are not tolerated, therefore, a warning is issued on your account. Please avoid posting forum links in the in appropriate section nextime.

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