General Discussion Forum

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ashley S, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Ashley S

    Ashley S Adherent

    Hello all.
    I have been out of owning a forum for about 2 years now and really want to get back in to it.

    I know there's too many General Discussion forums but I honestly love discussing about anything and everything and the General Discussion forum niche matches it perfectly. I know I've created a few in the past which was pretty successful they suddenly died because my activity on the forum became very low due to family and so on.

    I love Gaming, Computers, and different other hobbies which I am sure most you have a few hobbies yourself's. I'll defiantly be using MyBB I've always pretty much used it and it's very user friendly with plenty of plugins to use.

    I'll be using a brand new URL/Name once I figure it out. Even if I am online on my own I will be contributing with post new threads and posts to try and keep the forum alive this time round.

    I always find though once you have a good Moderating team the forum gets more activity.
    Will always be on the look out for people to help me out with posting new threads & posts and staying active on the forum I know it's getting harder and harder but I want to get out there and start one again!

    What do you think? There is a lot of General Discussion & Gaming forums but a lot are successful and still very active.

    Want to help out? Just send me a private message and we can sort things out, thank you!
  2. rngrdanny22

    rngrdanny22 Adherent

    It's probably the toughest forum type to get started. In today's world, sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc. are basically "general discussion" forums.

    The best bet is to pick a specific niche and go for it. If you enjoy computers, why not just start a computer forum?
  3. haqzore

    haqzore Habitué

    What's a "successful forum" to you?

    A "successful" forum doesn't die just because the admin becomes less active.

    Either your forums weren't successful or a lot more happened than you taking a break.
  4. Solidus

    Solidus Stupid machines!

    Don't waste your time.
    The niche is saturated and you have nothing else to offer.
  5. BGObsession

    BGObsession Participant

    My buddy and I built a beautiful forum to discuss music, art, culture, technology, philosophy. It was aesthetically awesome. And we attracted some really smart members. But we could never build a real membership for the same reasons others have highlighted. I actually just let the domain name go this week. I strongly agree that you need a narrowly focused niche or you will probably not be successful in building a following/membership.
  6. Horton

    Horton Aspirant

    The narrower the better even it that makes a few members leave. In the end being focused will mean growth.
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