Hey, I know it is a bit lowkey bragging but I am just happy and was curious about your experiences. So, I have a long history with forum management and prepared for years a forum for myself (collecting data/information). I opened it last year in summer finally and I am serving mainly highly trained professionals and academicians (so a very very small niche). This week I got contacted from one who wants to reference my forum for her doctoral thesis (dissertation) as a source and she asked some questions about us. I was happy seeing that my forum serves the target audience and it gave me a motivational boost to go on. My site was mentioned before on some Wikipedia articles and I believe in the following years this will continue as my site gets more and more known in the niche I am in, but I didn't expect that so soon my site will land on a doctoral paper. This is an honor for me of course. Anyway, so after the lowkey boasting (sorry for that), I would like to hear how you guys are doing as a credible source in your niche? Are you getting referenced a lot? On what level? By whom? Some of you guys are out there for over a decade, I assume you guys have crafted a stronger backbone over the years. Any experience is welcome, I am on my good mood today .