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Old 13-07-2002, 09:03 PM   #1   [permalink]
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This question is for anyone who has a big amount of members on their forums. What's the best way to get people to signed up for an account? How did you get your forum advertised? Thanks
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Old 14-07-2002, 05:53 PM   #2   [permalink]
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I posted a lot at other forums with my URL in my signature. I also used word-of-mouth a bit, and contacted people who I knew would post, and so on. Offering moderation positions to people who post a lot and have a lot of online friends also helps too.

The most important things, though, are having a well-laid-out site and nice, clean forums. No pop-ups, no strange advertising, and a friendly environment. If I see lots of ads or hostile people in a forum, I would rarely decide to post there.

Also, be sure not to "spam" your URL around. Give it out here and there, but only when appropriate. Very few people will think highly of a forum that is getting spammed all over the place.

Feel free to check out my site, you can get there from the "www" link in my profile above. My site has been up for just over five months, and it's approaching the 1,000 members mark.
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Old 15-07-2002, 10:15 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Thanks for the tips, I'll have to try some of those out.
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Old 20-01-2003, 05:14 AM   #4   [permalink]
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I did the same, telling all my friends and displaying links on my site. One of my friends (another admin) used...er... other means to get members (such as "click here for nude pics of me" in AIM chats) but those kind of tactics I don't recommend you using. =p Unless you want to attract the wrong crowd.
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