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Post What makes a forum die?
What do you people think makes a forum die? Mine (Siggy) died around april 07 for no reason at all... Seriously.

Nope, not talkin' about this site in particular, just curious what you people's views are on this?

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November 12th, 2007, 9:31 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
I too have that problem, my forum was active and growing (about 200 members) people were posting lots, we had a great thing going and all of a sudden it just died. In my opinion we had a good staff, a good theme, a nice skin...it just died.

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November 13th, 2007, 4:42 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
The answer is easy: lack of subject material. People join forums to make friends and talk about things. If nothing of interest is talked about, then the forum dies. Also, people have lives outside of the forums. Eventually, this generation is going to grow too old for Inheritance and this site will die down unless it's used to talk about CP's other books he's undoubtedly going to publish. But even then, people get older and they lose interest in these things.

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November 13th, 2007, 1:42 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Luckily for SF there was always a new wave of members when some of the old ones left :( . The traffic at SF has been reducing steadily since the release of the movie, lets just hope that it does not die down.

Anyway I still have the domain for an additional year, so either way, the board will always be available.

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November 13th, 2007, 4:22 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
obviously, people leaving, growing up, school, lack of topics, etc. or when the series ends.

SF has slowed down, but only, or mostly, because of school. really, nothing else. members still frequently join, and we have a number of people still coming, strong, veteran members who've been around for a while and will stay, too. summer was rush hour for us, its just not a busy time now

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November 14th, 2007, 12:57 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Loss of intrest. You need to have something on your site to capture, like add more RPG forums, like a Real World, or something like that. It also depends on how much people find something in your site. That's all I have to say.

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November 14th, 2007, 2:31 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Let me give you a glimpse of my board...

My board is based generally on books by theme, there are several genres Scifi/Fantasy, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Horror, Romance etc... and there is an application section where you can apply to have a forum or section dedicated to the discussion of your favorite series. We also have the same thing with RPG...It sounds great on paper but noone is seeming to make use of it.

By the way we do have a real world RPG :p

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November 14th, 2007, 4:54 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
this isn't a slight, not at all, but if your members aren't loyal to the site, especially if their part of multiple forums, then they might leave.

Maybe i'll check BNM out, Nate

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November 14th, 2007, 10:47 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
That would be great, I definately think it has to do with members aswell.

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November 15th, 2007, 4:35 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Yeah, i joined. hope it helps!! and also, with a forum that's too small, even just a few people leaving has a large impact. which may be BNM's problem

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November 16th, 2007, 1:59 am
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Things are a lil slow rite now on here prolly b/c of the lack of news/ new info. on the inheritance cycle. But wen the 3rd book or the 2nd movie comes out, there is gonna b a definite increase in posts and new members


November 16th, 2007, 10:09 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
more for the book, i doubt the movie will draw a TON of people, but it probably will pick things up

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November 16th, 2007, 10:32 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
Depends on how good or bad the 2nd movie (if there will be one) will be. If its really good, it probably will draw a bunch of people, but if its bad, it probably will still draw a bunch of people ranting and raving about it. Either way, its a win/win situation.

But the third book is garunteed to bring more people around, cause then the discussion about the 4th book will start. And also people will be ranting about the charcter that dies.(Depending on if its a good person or bad person)

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November 16th, 2007, 10:37 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
even if its a bad person, like murtagh, which i doubt, people will still rant. but your right, of course

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November 16th, 2007, 10:45 pm
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Post Re: What makes a forum die?
my forum is dead.. only 2 people post on it me and solembum so its a never ending msn chat but on a forum haahahah im not going to post a link because louis might get mad at me but its been cleaned up a lot so if you wanna see it send me a pm and the theme right now sucks (warcraft) ill change it soon though to something not game related


November 17th, 2007, 6:54 am
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