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Broadcasting and presentation (January 2014)

DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Could I suggest getting some cheap hosting, with no domain name, or setting up a web server on your home PC for when you want to test things.
DL
Dillon Lawrence
Could I suggest getting some cheap hosting, with no domain name, or setting up a web server on your home PC for when you want to test things.


That's also what I've been doing, but as the site hasn't launched yet there were no real users.

Thanks for the advice though.

What are people's thoughts on the design?
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Is it on a hiding to nothing? If you think so, I appreciate your opinion.

No you are. People don't just emerge out of thin air, and people who are already interested in these type of things have platforms they already feel comfortable in and they're not going to either move to somewhere with fewer members or post stuff twice.

It's also got a meaningless name, that doesn't even tell me what the site is about.
DL
Dillon Lawrence
Jon posted:
Is it on a hiding to nothing? If you think so, I appreciate your opinion.

No you are. People don't just emerge out of thin air, and people who are already interested in these type of things have platforms they already feel comfortable in and they're not going to either move to somewhere with fewer members or post stuff twice.

It's also got a meaningless name, that doesn't even tell me what the site is about.


Meaningless name? Since when did every site's name give the impression of it's content. Facebook, Orkut, Skype to name a few?

I realise that, hence why content is coming. Site's also fail (and businesses in general) when the main motivator is profit. That isn't the case and advertising is certainly not the priority. Unlike DigitalSpy for example.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Ah, that well known failure, Digital Spy...

I've heard this "we're not about advertising" argument before. There seems to be a lot of young people around who seem to beleive the way to get a successful website is to copy an existing one, but don't put adverts on it.

Nobody will visit your site if there is no content on it. The market for web forums is already oversaturated, and when anyone can create their own free forum, there's nothing notable about a new one launching.

And finally, if you already have a non-publically-viewable server, do all your testing on that. It does not instill confidence in any potential users if they visit your site and it changes beyond recognition each time.

This is turning into another channelwiki...
DL
Dillon Lawrence
Thanks for all the advice. I agree and have decided to switch the overall content of the forum from TV/Broadcasting.

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DA
David

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Very selfish attitude. People are having fun here.

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