2 weeks and nothing...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by heromal, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. WallyNet

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    Hey heromal I just dropped by your site to check out the changes and it isn't working. There are no graphics just some text, also it only shows a hand full of posts and I know you said before that you had broke 500.
     
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  2. heromal

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    I made a backup of the database and for some reason every time that happens it deletes the graphics and everything... and regarding the 500 posts...
    The stupid webhost I had (NEVER USE 000WEBHOST!!!) wouldn't let me make a database backup. You may be wondering "why not do it from the mybb acp?" Well the ******* webhost is so bad that every time I try to login an sql error pops up saying server query interrupted(or something to that effect). I asked around and guess where the problem lies? WITH THE WEBHOST. So I emailed them and submitted a support ticket all to no avail(this is around the time I'm trying to change to paid hosting.). So since I had to make a new database after they promptly closed my account for no reason, I started up a new forum and website, and here I am now, with few of the members from before joining back and restoring the forum. However the graphics problem should be fixed soon. I hope you didn't think I was lying about the amount of posts I had by the way, just so happens that luck wasn't on my side. Now I see why kids my age don't do these kinds of things...
     
  3. WallyNet

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    Never crossed my mind, when I saw the state of your site I figured that there had been a crash or something like that. That kind of thing totally sucks, I've been through it once. Luckily I had a backup of the database - though the site itself had to be rebuilt as it was trashed. Good luck with the fixes, I hope that it all works out.
     
  4. heromal

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    Well I got everything looking right now, just need to get the posts back up.
     
  5. heromal

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    I have a member that is very talented with graphics and he has made the site look better than it ever had before. Now I'm working on the blog :)
     
  6. WallyNet

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  7. heromal

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  8. pqphillips

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    I would get on social networking sites and pimp out your site to contacts that might be interested in the content.
     
  9. Samir

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    I applaud your efforts and determination. :) I wish I had opportunities like you do when I was that young. I had drive just like you. :)

    I checked out your site and it looks good. But it does look empty. Forum communities are like parties. When you go to a party or hang out with friends, doesn't a larger group attract more people? It's the same thing online. Collapse some of the forums under their categories so the number of posts and such looks bigger. Keep adding more content and engaging your members with intriguing topics that you may find on other sites. Keep building the relationships with your members and you'll continue to grow.

    Use Facebook to attract members. Make a fan page, get Facebook connect installed to make logging in easier for new members, make a group page and mirror the discussions there too, engaging the Facebook audience.

    Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress!
     
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  10. heromal

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    Thanks pqphillips and samir for the social networking idea, I've decided to implement it into my forum. I'm also deleting some of the under/never used forums and making some of the more specific forums more general.
     
  11. heromal

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    I guess the topic now should be "5 months and improving" =p. If not for the (now minor) hosting setback, I would be at 1k posts right now.
     
  12. heromal

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    Members started posting more now, causing more people to join it seems.