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  1. #1
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    Question: Good or Bad Idea?

    Hey,

    I was wondering if this is a good or bad idea:

    Getting a domain something like (not exactly it): www.UltimateForums.com and creating a huge forum about almost everything. From Cars, to the Web, to Jobs. It would take me an extensive amount of time, but I could probably do it. Please let me know what you think.
    Ricky Lipe
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  2. #2
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    You'd better be willing to pay for a whole lot of bandwidth and even more storage space.
    A better idea would be to do one with links to the best forums in all the categories and a forum on what the best forums are and what makes a good forum.
    Laura K.
    http://www.madmousergraphics.com
    graphic design for grownups

  3. #3
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    its been done... http://forums.off-topic.net/
    [url]I got nothing/url]

    For clarity's sake, don't use "<ip address of hostname>" use the ACTUAL 32-bit numeric IP address of the machine.

  4. #4
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    Sorry for the OT post but I couldn't resist.

    Good Idea: Creating a forum strictly for webhosting.

    Bad Idea: Creating a forum for everything else.

    Ya, i'm a cartoon junkie....so sue me.
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  5. #5
    Bad Idea: I've seen too many "wannabe" forums set in a default forum style that have maybe 2-3 posts a month.

    I suppose you're going to have to have a large budget for a marketing/advertising scenario.

    If you can capture the audience, and have a large budget for advertising, you just might be successful.

  6. #6
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    It's hard to get people to change forums, though. It's sort of like getting them to change the restaurant they go to for lunch. You get used to a group, interact with them and stay where you're comfortable.
    Laura K.
    http://www.madmousergraphics.com
    graphic design for grownups

  7. #7
    It's hard to get people to change forums, though. It's sort of like getting them to change the restaurant they go to for lunch. You get used to a group, interact with them and stay where you're comfortable.
    Good words.

    You might have luck with giveaway prizes or something to that degree to lure in forum members.

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