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Why am I not surprised it’s an FP thread?

 

The guy’s a sore loser and pissy that his board was not successful. Typical for FP.

 

Typical promotion forum response - a forum fails and it's everyone on the promotion forums fault and then all of a sudden, all forums in the other niche are the bad guys. Hah.

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It is true that there are plenty of people that have no long term strategy when opening forums, so closures tend to happen sooner than they should. I have seen some forum administrators even be flaky with what software they wanted to use (and thus would switch between them all the time), which in itself is a great way to kill a forum that has potential.

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It's never about having too much of something, but rather, "Who is on top?". I mean, people will flock to whatever is on top - assuming it's the best.

 

O.K., in that case, webmaster forums have to focus on being as popular as possible - using paid promotion. However, though, it's not going to be cheap, though!

 

The way I see it, you can't have too many places to promote your site or product. The more places it can be found/seen, the better. "Too many webmaster forums" seems like a very "I'm a sore loser" type of response.

 

Some places on the net - aren't worth the time, though. I mean, they used to have - and probably still have - these programs where you can blast your site to a million other sites, but it's all junk!

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I believe the age of communities is going to come back, if not already trending this way.

 

Let's look at what a forum is:

 

a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. (Searched On Google :))

 

I would disagree there is "Too Many"

One cannot have too many places to connect with potential customers/clients/friends/acquaintances etc.

 

 

Nobody will join everywhere, and everywhere will not be known by everyone, so the more places you can connect with someone, the wider your reach becomes.

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Yes, there is too many forums in this niche. Unless you have something unique to offer over the hundreds of webmaster discussion boards that already exist, your community will have no chance of survival. Once a site owner has this, they could start to look into Free and Paid Marketing strategies that can potential kick-start their forum. It's all about filling the gap.

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That's not very nice, who are you referring to, the thread starter on FP or someone else?

 

The person who started the thread on FP. It's an accurate representation of what was said in the thread. You know the type of person -- Starts a clone of FP site, doesn't become successful, has a cry about it. Attention seeking, I believe is the term.

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Typical promotion forum response - a forum fails and it's everyone on the promotion forums fault and then all of a sudden, all forums in the other niche are the bad guys. Hah.

 

This guy gets it.

 

On a real, there are too many webmaster forums, but the ones that do it right are clear winners :D

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A lot of people don't understand what an admin forum entails.

 

An admin forum is a subset of the webmaster genre and it is a small niche by it's very nature which limits how many people you're going to be able to draw in.

 

Handling them effectively requires a lot of specialised knowledge and experience.

 

Growing an admin forum takes a lot of time and patience.

 

You're never going to get the supremely massive board of your dreams.

 

You're going to get many kinds of people, including ones you don't like.

 

Paying people to post on the site is pointless. Many paid posts are on subjects which have been done to death. A lot of their knowledge like that on SEO aren't even up-to-date with modern day tricks like Microdata and rel=ugc

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Here, and I think I speak for both [uSER=1]@Thomasss[/uSER] and @Katos here, we don’t want a massive board, we want an active board.

 

I think there’s a happy medium between an echo chamber and a big board.

 

Agreed. I’m not one to want a huge community, just one that is active and here for all forumers to collaborate and discuss.

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There used to be quite a lot of webmaster forums popping up but honestly, most end up closing after a few months. I honestly can't think of any large promotion forums right now (excluding webmaster ones). The only big ones I've been a member of are FP and Forum Hour

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There used to be quite a lot of webmaster forums popping up but honestly, most end up closing after a few months. I honestly can't think of any large promotion forums right now (excluding webmaster ones). The only big ones I've been a member of are FP and Forum Hour

 

Back in FP's prime, there were quite a few decent promotion forums where they have active bases but that tended to mean it was the same people circling around forums and not bringing in any new activity. I recall that being roughly 2009 to 2011 I think.

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