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  • Prince
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    Re: New forum.. how to get members?

    Originally posted by vtrac
    Hello all... I just set up my first real forum - www.clemsontalk.com. I go to clemson university and thought that it would be nice to have a web forum for student-student communications.

    Now, whats the best way to get active members? I've thought about doing flyers & maybe getting stickers around on campus, but thats if I really get desparate.

    It is kind of like a catch-22 starting off a forum. You need members and active posts to get new members, but you can't get new members when you don't have anything! I just started two days ago, so I'm not disappointed in the results.. yet. Just all the poeple who've registered so far are my friends.

    Now, how did you guys get your forums to grow? Need advice.

    BTW, you guys are all welcome to register and post as much as you like.. just pretend to be a CU student so that I can get new members.
    sounds like you need to find some ways to spread the word around your campus, a link on the universitie's website, flyers, the school paper, word of mouth, etc.

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  • nemesis01
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    Our forum has always been popular, mainly because it is affiliated with about 7 sites all with the same theme, games cheats. Everybody wants a cheat at some point, and if they cant find it they usually ask on the forum.

    We did not need any kind of special advertising, as long as it is something that can provide people with a service, and appeals to the masses then it will be popular.

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  • Mark Hewitt
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    Your forum is very specialised with a narrow member base. I would suggest stickers and flyers and posters around campus to be your first approach, and not the last!

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  • Joe
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    I know this has been discussed a hand full of times in the past, try doing a search on "new*" or "members" ... Alot of good ideas past around in the pass.

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  • vtrac
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    No ideas, huh?

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  • vtrac
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    New forum.. how to get members?

    Hello all... I just set up my first real forum - www.clemsontalk.com. I go to clemson university and thought that it would be nice to have a web forum for student-student communications.

    Now, whats the best way to get active members? I've thought about doing flyers & maybe getting stickers around on campus, but thats if I really get desparate.

    It is kind of like a catch-22 starting off a forum. You need members and active posts to get new members, but you can't get new members when you don't have anything! I just started two days ago, so I'm not disappointed in the results.. yet. Just all the poeple who've registered so far are my friends.

    Now, how did you guys get your forums to grow? Need advice.

    BTW, you guys are all welcome to register and post as much as you like.. just pretend to be a CU student so that I can get new members.

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