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A little tip for new forum admins

Discussion in 'Managing a Forum Community' started by blam0, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    One thing I learnt is start off with a small amount of categories, if you have lots of categories with not many posts then it will look like a dead site. Also too many categories can make it daunting for new members to learn where things are.

    Keep it simple, keep it clean and easy :) :mrgreen:
  2. sensovision

    sensovision New Member

    very good advice, blam0!
    It's frequently neglected. Have a lot of forums sometimes not work for bigger communities also as it make people lost in their structure.
  3. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    Yeah even when your site is huge the large ammount of categories can be daunting to your users and they wont know where to post! If they feel this way, they may not post at all.
  4. Kel

    Kel New Member

    And if you "absolutely" need a lot of categories right from the start try to keep a few main ones and make the rest childboards to neaten it up. :)
  5. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    That is a great idea also!! Thank you Kel :D
  6. FunSiteMaker

    FunSiteMaker New Member

    I've quite often used lots of categories and had not many posts, as soon as I cut down on some empty categories I noticed a lot more people interested in the site, so can def vouch for this idea!
  7. jff

    jff New Member

    Many categories in the same forum...very good work ;)
  8. sandeepkumar666

    sandeepkumar666 New Member

    hay its good to have some limitted satagories and use them efficients is more important
  9. fcd89

    fcd89 New Member

    i agree little but good
  10. Garala

    Garala New Member

    Whenever you start up a new community, just remember what your intent is, or what you are going after. People tend to get out of hand and think "they can provide all and be best out there," and I guarantee you that those people will not go anywhere!

    Those who start with few specific target, and then expand as community expands, will be successful.

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