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#1 Chris

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:58 PM

Any suggestions on getting the forums more active over the summer, the site is doing fine but the forums are doing awfully bad and its annoying.

I cant really think of anything else to do

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 07:56 AM

Maybe open a promotion .. first 200 people who join from now, will get $5000 board money ? I can't really think of anything else .


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Posted 29 July 2004 - 02:02 PM

Does it cost much to advertise?
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 06:28 PM

Maybe instead of getting revenue from google ad sense program, exchange it for advertisments on other sites

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 07:54 PM

Maybe open a promotion .. first 200 people who join from now, will get $5000 board money ? I can't really think of anything else .

Well I might do that after we have upgraded to IPB2 and have a new shop.

Does it cost much to advertise?

Well it depends where you are advertising, and how big the banner is. I've never actually done a proper advertisement anywhere before.

Maybe instead of getting revenue from google ad sense program, exchange it for advertisments on other sites

you mean replace the google ads with different ones?

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 10:43 PM

Instead of you getting money for the google ads, you place ads on other sites with the money.

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 05:47 AM

will ads work good ? Hmm , i don't really think so. They get nothing it's only a forum. Just for the moment, encourage people to join from the site .


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#8 Chris

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 12:21 PM

yeah im not sure that ads would really work for a forum, however someone could make a 468x60 banner for the forums and I could put it in the random banner rotator on the main site to attract more people

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 01:17 PM

LOL , how is that gonna attract people ?


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Posted 30 July 2004 - 07:01 PM

In the same way ads and stuff attract people?

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 01:17 PM

yeah im not sure that ads would really work for a forum, however someone could make a 468x60 banner for the forums and I could put it in the random banner rotator on the main site to attract more people

If you make a real funny slogan, it'll probably attract some people. Should we make a slogan contest, or something?
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Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:25 PM

A slogan to attract people? Haha, well at least not for me. The forum is now getting quite a few members joining but they aren't posting much.


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:29 AM

A slogan to attract people? Haha, well at least not for me. The forum is now getting quite a few members joining but they aren't posting much.

Yeah, the forum is getting a bit more active, but those new members usually just post like 3 posts, and then they never come back again.
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#14 Chris

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 11:44 AM

well at least thats something, its certainly more active now than it was

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 11:58 AM

Yes it is. Hope it gets more and more when SA draws near..


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#16 888ball

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:46 PM

i think we need a real good hack, like gta arena have got their killing one

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:11 PM

you mean gta area right? :P

yeah well Niklas is amazing at php, he coded it himself I believe. I'm not that good at php yet

maybe a 'gang' of members from this forum want to help me with my idea?

yeah well what I was thinking, we head over to Invisionize and go to the mod request forum where I will request a mod like GTA Areas killing one, then all you guys will reply to the topic and it will make it look likes in high demand, so one of the good coders will hopefully realise it would be good to make it



oh also can you guys all post in the community topics like, 'Word Association Game' and 'What are you listening to right now' to keep them active, they are good community builders
remember no spamming though, and no more new games to be posted

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:04 AM

Yeah good but i'm tired of forums, this forum is like the only forum i'm posting regularly for the past few months.


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#19 888ball

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 06:02 PM

if anyone makes the topic at invisionize give me the link, im gonna go and post in the games

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:10 PM

i will make a topic when im not busy with other stuff




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