How to Start an Internet Bulletin Board (Forum)

Many websites today have a bulletin board (or group of forums) to converse with others on certain administrator chosen topics. You may wonder: "how can I create a group of forums that will draw in a large forum population, and how can I sustain this population?" This article will explain such questions, and aid in creating the foundation for an excellent bulletin board.

Steps

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    Pick a variety of topics unique to your bulletin board for each forum.
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    Write a description for each forum, and be sure to keep it short and sweet. You may find that a longer, less simple description will detract from forum participation.
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    Write (preferably in a sticky topic) a foundation thread, including things such as your opinion on the forum topic.
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    Keep in touch with your forum members: give your opinion on threads started in the forum, provide support, etc.

Tips

  • Be sure to watch over the forum, and remove posts which seem inappropriate to forum and/or thread topic.

Article Info

Categories: Internet Forums and Message Boards