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Nini2,523 posts since 11 Jan 2003
No, just stop, please!! Enough of this 'oh, I need ideas/mods' carp, yours and every other forum I've recently seen advertised here will die a miserable death so just stop before you even start.

Mods generally don't get paid for their work so of course it's voluntary! If you're so bored, don't start a forum because it will be a pointless exercise in how to fail, will be barely active and you do not need a mod besides yourself for a dustbowl forum.. OK?

Find something else better to do with your spare time, learn a hobby or something.
Ant3,479 posts since 11 Mar 2003
Nini posted:
No, just stop, please!! Enough of this 'oh, I need ideas/mods' carp, yours and every other forum I've recently seen advertised here will die a miserable death so just stop before you even start.

Mods generally don't get paid for their work so of course it's voluntary! If you're so bored, don't start a forum because it will be a pointless exercise in how to fail, will be barely active and you do not need a mod besides yourself for a dustbowl forum.. OK?

Find something else better to do with your spare time, learn a hobby or something.

All forums have to start somewhere. Look at TV Forum, it gradually got members to join and it wasn't super popular when it first started but look at it now!

I'll take my site off for now then and be bored! Sad And by the way, my hobbies are online things but all I seem to do is browse and I wanted a change from that.
Nini2,523 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Antz posted:
All forums have to start somewhere. Look at TV Forum, it gradually got members to join and it wasn't super popular when it first started but look at it now!

Guess what? It had a reason for existance, there were no other forums catering to TV pres and also it was connected with a well established site so of course it took off!

Antz posted:
nd by the way, my hobbies are online things but all I seem to do is browse and I wanted a change from that.

Get an offline hobby then, just do something.
itsrobert6,407 posts since 23 Mar 2001
I have to admit - I do laugh at all these threads announcing the creation of new forums. Either they're ripping off TV Forum, which is bound to fail since that area of the market is already well catered for, or they've got no direction at all, which makes the whole thing a waste of time. As a bit of advice, try to set up a website about something you like, be it a TV programme or a football team etc., and eventually add a forum once you've built up a following. From experience of browsing the web, the most successful forums develop from successful websites.

As for moderators - I've never come across one who's paid. If money's all you're after, it isn't worth putting yourself forward to be one. You have to be dedicated to the forum and its topic, otherwise it would become a very boring and tedious job, believe me!
Orry Verducci1,646 posts since 1 Feb 2005
I understand what you are saying itsrobert. I think we start these forums because we get a bit jealous of TV Forum and the people behind it. We love TV Forum and we think it is the best place for TV stuff but we wish we had the same success as TV Forum. We feel the need to create our own forum and hope it becomes as popular as TV Forum. That's my opinion anyways.

Some of these new forums just have no direction and won't become successful but some do. Good examples are the GMTV Forum and my new ITV1 forum.

We can also become jealous of the moderators here at TV Forum. You get your average person who just wants to be a mod for the sake of it and to boss a load of people about. You then get people like me and Antz who are commited to TV Forum and post on it all the time who would love to become a moderator here. We just know that there is a very slim chance of Asa picking us as mods. It is for this reason we become mods at other small forums and run our own forums. It's so we know we are a moderator somewhere which could hopefully become successful.

That is all my opinion but I totally agree with what I have just said and I'm sure Antz would too. Also, I hope I havn't sent you to sleep.
Mr-Stabby2,746 posts since 4 Feb 2004
Please take it from me. like has been said, you cannot just setup a forum and expect it to be popular, especially with such a crappy address as that.

Take it from me, someone who has actually bothered to register a domain and set up a proper forum ( www.thetvlounge.net ) it won't work! It died as soon as it started, no point. Yes it was also a blatent copy of TV Forum, but hey i learnt Very Happy It's only still there since i've paid for 1 year already.

Luckily once i set up www.tombaker.tv as a website FIRST then put on a forum once it had become established, it was quite popular, so don't feel too bad for me Razz
Edward H669 posts since 11 Jul 2004
Orry Verducci posted:
Some of these new forums just have no direction and won't become successful but some do. Good examples are the GMTV Forum and my new ITV1 forum.


I woundn't say that your forum is successful. It is mainly everyone from GJ Online forum which is full of trolls and idots.
the eye3,596 posts since 19 Jan 2005
eddyh posted:
Orry Verducci posted:
Some of these new forums just have no direction and won't become successful but some do. Good examples are the GMTV Forum and my new ITV1 forum.


I woundn't say that your forum is successful. It is mainly everyone from GJ Online forum which is full of trolls and idots.


Ahhh so thats what you must be than a Troll and an Idiot!! the only reason you are saying this is because you drove GJ Online crazy and you lost your friendship! oh and other members.. eddyh was also a member on this forum he made nearly more posts 60+ in less than 2 months...

Im a member of that Forum and I think there is nothing wrong because it is getting members and people are contributing in it. The forum has things that TV Forum dosent... things not related to TV.... SO get over yourself.
kenneth61 posts since 5 Jan 2005
Usually new forums that are created on mass (eg. like the ones talked about in this thread) are usually done by under 18's who just want to have their friends talking on a forum.

To get a proper forum going, you really have to research what category it should fit in, if the idea has already been done etc.

BTW. Just asking for moderators out in the open is quite stupid as you are bound to have people who won't do their job or will mis-use their powers. Really, you have to critique the users before they become moderators.
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