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  1. EvanP

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    Hey Guys

    I need some help deciding what to make my new forum about. I want it to be big and popular like most do with their forums. I have a bit of money to put in, so it will be paid hosting and a .com domain. If i had enough for Vb i would, but unfortunately i don't have the money.

    So, i need some ideas on a subject where there isn't already massive forums around, and also i'd need a subject where some decent .com domain is available!

    Please, all ideas are welcome!

    You will be thanked when you suggest something.

    Thanks,

    Evan
     
  2. Alexishost

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    The solution to start forum is start with what you like to write about.
    for software solution, the is open source software for forum called phpBB, smf. Some Short explanation in our website may be helpfull to you.
     
  3. Fergal

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    I'd agree with Alexishost, that you should give serious consideration to what you enjoy writing and learning about. Your forum is much more likely to be successful in the longer term, if you are motivated because you enjoy what you are doing.

    It will be hard to compete in an area that you are not really interested in. Even if you do find a niche where there is very little competition (which is very difficult to do) there will be someone with a forum in that niche who is really passionate about what they do. This will give them an advantage over you and make them more likely to keep going, when times get tough.

    Can you please tell us a little about what interests & motivates you? Maybe think about your hobbies, things you've enjoyed doing or reading about in the past or forum topics that you have been active on.
     
  4. EvanP

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    Well that's the thing... I like football/soccer a lot, but there is many forums about this and i just sold my other forum... I like Computers etc but there is many, many great forums which i simply wouldn't be able to compete with. I just need ideas, i can research about subjects. I just need something which there isn't already a massively popular forum about.
     
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    The Forum should start with your interest. Please select the words and make it domain name which is suitable and comfortable for you.

    If you don't have money make sure you do following,
    - Paid to post
    - Paid to host
    - Free domain names, templates, money and different offers etc.
     
  6. EvanP

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    I don't seem to be getting my point across... It doesn't matter what interests me, i need an idea. I have plenty of people i can get to post to help the forum get started.
     
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    'MakeCashForum' Have a forum to make money with buy and sell etc.
     
  8. EvanP

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    www.ebay.co.uk

    Anymore ideas guys?
     
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    Xbox forum, Console forum?
     
  10. EvanP

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    Massive ones already...
     
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    What about finding a niche within one of these areas. For example Futsal is becoming increasingly popular, you might do some research to see if there is a market for a forum specialising in that.

    You could also look for a niche within computers. Many computer purchasers get frustrated with the level and quality of tech support that is provided by the manufacturers. Perhaps you could start a forum dedicated to providing tech support for one particular computer brand.

    Just a couple of ideas, please post back to let me know what you think.
     
  12. EvanP

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    Nobody would join the Futsal one.

    And there are already support forums for the big computer brands.

    I need something original that people would be really inspired into joining.
     
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    Why do you say that? There are lots of very successful niche forums on hobbies and sports.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions... I've already decided and hope for the forum to be ready and setup in the next few days. :)
     
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    I think he is generally thinking the Swapit Forums community, no one will join from them but maybe if you some how get the attention of the world it could do well.
     
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    I have arranged what forum i'm going to do now anyway, thanks for all the suggestions guys! :D
     
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    A buying/selling forum for selling stuff for PayPal would be good.
     
  18. EvanP

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    Nah erocks08, i've got my forum up online now, bought the domain etc. Just waiting for Keaton to fix and error and add a few Mods, then i can open! Should be opening late tonight or early tomorrow. :)
     
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    Cool,
    What mods?
    What template?
     
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    well just a suggestion you can make forum or blogs regarding health, animals, mother earth , how to make money online and strategies on how to maintain it
     

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