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    Forum?

    I am wondering what hosts think about this idea. From what I have seen in the past it seems that hosts have mixed views. Is it a good idea to have a forum with a new web hosting business?

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    For a new one? Generally not. It really for the most part won't help you to have an empty forum.
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    Yes i would have a forum, Yeah it will be empty. But some folk will appreciate that and atleast they know your not lying about your size or anyhting.
    Id go for it.
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    Yikes - an empty forum on your site. No that is not a good thing. If you decide on putting it on your site then it is a good idea to only allow your customers to see it as potential customers will start choking on the tumbleweed. Just my opinion

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    Why is it not a good thing? You cant pretend to be something your not?
    Dont you agree?

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    Nobodys pretending anything. But all businesses have to think about their image and how they present themselves. I am not talking about "Fake it, till you make it".

    As a business you know you can give your potential customers THE BEST service that they deserve. Presenting a forum with no posts on it presents the wrong image, i feel, and this could potentially put customers off from going the next step and making further enquiries. Whereas a busy vibrant forum can show potential clients a nice picture of how your enterprise runs an empty forum which echo's does not.

    Having said that - what works for one business does not nessarsarily work for another - so, whatever.

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    Yeah i do agree there is some ways, A empty forum will give a bit of a dull impression i suppose your right. All im saying is whatever methods you try your always going to be what you are and nothing else. Dont get me wrong i do agree with your ideas though

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    I like your site Naz.A

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    Why thanks!
    Ive just noticed youve been on these forums 5 years You old gun!

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    Originally posted by Naz.A
    Why thanks!
    Ive just noticed youve been on these forums 5 years You old gun!
    4 years actually.

    May 2001 - May 2005 = 4 years.
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    Sorry
    i cant add 1+1 is 5!
    I was tired then still am My excuse

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    Yep - this business is a lot different now than back then though.

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    Just do a search here on the subject. This seems to be discussed "monthly"
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    Its not only about the size of a would-be forum but also customers going there for support. Some hosts will put up a message saying there is no official support within the forums but customers may not pay attention to that. It could simply equate to more work for a host.

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    Originally posted by Martie
    Just do a search here on the subject. This seems to be discussed "monthly"
    If you really dig through these forums...just about every topic discussed has been discussed before.... WHT's continued growth in members is what allows the same topics to be talked about week after week after week....
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