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  • Suggestions to make your forum unique?

    I'm in the process of setting of my very first forum and decided to go with vBulletin. I've been working on customizing it thanks to the suggestions posted on these forums and simply testing things out.

    I think it would be helpful to new forum owners if we could compile a list of Suggested Modifications and Configuration Settings for those who don't want to use the default vBulletin style.

    Hopefully the forum moderators can make this thread sticky if/when a comprehensive list is collected.

    My contribution to the list is as follows.
    1. Add image verification to Contact Us page
    2. Use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template
    3. Customize the forum welcome message
    4. Make custom buttons for things such as "new thread", "reply", "quote", and so on (stuff in images/statusicon/)
    5. Customize the FAQ
    6. Customize the email welcome message
    Last edited by msindad; Wed 23rd May '07, 11:33am. Reason: fixed a typo

  • #2
    1. Don't have more than 2 mods per 50 users.
    2. Don't overcrowd the navbar, its very off-putting.
    3. Be sure to get a custom logo (vbulletin logo is good only on
    4. Don't post to much your self. It doesnt look good if you only have 100 posts
    5. Allow signatures.
    6. Set your contact us email for the link at the bottom.
    7. Have a real title not just (Forums)
    8. Don't have alot of forums (50+) and not to little (-5)
    9. Don't have too many mods.
    10. Dont be a control freak (Ban someone for posting the word crap)
    Will post more if others post too.
    If you like me, please give me rep.


    • #3
      All i can add to this is.
      1. Always remember that it is members who make forums. Always listen and consider what they say for improvements.
      2. Reiterate point 10 of last post. Don't be control freak.


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