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Discussion in 'Website & Graphic Reviews' started by erocks08, Jan 7, 2010.

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    I am co-admin of the forum.

    It's a very good forum, but we want ideas to make vistors sign up.

    If you have any ideas, please give them to us.

    Thanks,

    Evan

    http://www.topgearforum.info/
     
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    I would suggest that your forum topics could do with a little bit of thought. For example, I don't see the relevance of forum sections such as technology, graphics and websites in a forum about Top Gear. Off topic and general discussion topics are useful and are enjoyed by members. However, your forum appears to have more off-topic forums than forums related to your main subject.

    Can you please tell us a little about the type of people that you feel will join your forum? For example what countries will they live in, what age groups will they be in, will they be car owners, will they be male or female, etc, etc? Thinking about these things will help you to design your forum in such a way that it is more suited to your target market.

    Overall the design of your forum looks professional. It is very much a personal preference but I'm not a big fan of header graphics that look a bit cluttered. I say cluttered in reference to the upside down text and smearing effect around your main logo. As I said, this is a personal preference and your target members might really like it.

    FinalGear is a more established forum, on cars in general but very focused on TopGear. If you haven't seen it already, it would be worth having a quick look, to get ideas for your own Top Gear Forum.

    I notice that you offer forum cash to your members. How can your members use this cash?

    Have you considered running any contests, to encourage new members to join and existing members to participate more?

    You might find the two threads below helpful, when it comes to promoting your forum;
    How do you get traffic to your forum/blog ?
    Tips for your Forum

    Please post back with your thoughts and we will do our best to help you and provide you with further suggestions.
     
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    I think people under 16teen would join, Males
    Most would be from the UK, But some might be from Ireland,France,Spain and other countries where TopGear is shown,
    I am going to remove some sections,
    I might get a forum shop added,

    I might run a comp for users, What would be a good idea for a comp?
    Thanks

    My forum is rated 8/10 by forumpromotion.

    Thanks for the help
     
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    You could try a contest for something like the following; the most helpful; member how posts the best thread, member who makes the most referrals. A small cash prize would be good, but if that's not within your budget you could even run the contest for fun, without giving out any prizes. Things like a title or simply being voted member of the week / month can be motivational to forum members.
     
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    Thanks, I might add a comp,
    And member of the month,
    Thanks,
    Any more ideas?
     
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    I notice that the forum is down to allow some changes to be made. Have you anything exciting planned?
     
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    I know we have a few changes coming, including a new banner, possibly a shop and a thanks mod. :)
     
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    Hasn't the forum now been sold? Who to?
     
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    Yes I have sold the forum,

    Pm'ed you Keaton,
    Thanks
     
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    Congratulations on the sale erocks08. Maybe you could please point the new owner to this thread, so that they can benefit from the suggestions made.
     
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    Thanks, I will tell them,

    He is paying in a day or so,

    I did not get much, But still got a small profit.

    I bought a domain, I might sell it on or start a forum with it.

    I am not sure what to do!

    I posted a link in the buy/sell section,
    Thanks
     
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    The deal is off,

    I am the owner again,

    Any more ideas? New banner is nearly done

    Rep mod: Being added

    Thanks mod coming some time in 2010.
    Shop coming some time in 2010
    Thanks
     
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    How much is the "Thanks" Mod, because i feel guilty about breaking our deal so i want to buy it for the forum. :)
     
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    Thanks, Evan,

    I think it is £2 And the shop is £5. I am saving for the shop
    Thanks
     
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    Ok, i'll send you £2 for the Thanks Mod now. :)

    I think i know your email address now, but just PM me it to confirm, thanks. :)
     
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    Thank you,
     
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    Please post a forum called "cash-earning guideliness", "seo optimization" which would probably be a big hit when there are several post to it.
     
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    The first thing I would suggest is that you get it open as soon as possible so that your members can post again and first time visitors can register. If people visit the forum and see that it is closed they may not return.

    If you are not going to open it for some time you should probably post an expected opening time and date on it so that people know when to return.

    You probably don't have the TV programme in Nepal but Top Gear is related to cars so the topics you suggest would probably not be relevant to TopGear Forum.
     
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    Thanks, I hope to re-open within 4 days.
    Thank you
     

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