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Migrating Iframe Comments To A fourm

I have previously posted about trying to start a forum on my website without success despite some very good traffic numbers. I believe the reason for the lack of forum posts, despite good traffic (...
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Removing Forum & Forum Pages From Site

I added a forum on my website which I had high hopes for, however, it is clear that those hopes are unfortunately not going to develop. I received 100'000+ visitors last month (humblebrag) with only ...
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PHPBB Post Export Contains Unexpected Results

I am working on migrating a PHPBB forum for a client and have exported their posts table. I looked the SQL over and there's all kinds of random stuff—posts in Swedish (it's an English site), posts ...
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What should the meta description on a forum website be?

Title and meta description is important for any page. For example if I take a forum website, the title will be the same as the question asked. What about the description? Should I leave it blank or ...
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Adding a forum may hurt SEO traffic?

I have a WordPress blog (blogging and technology niche) with 10,000 monthly SEO traffic (95% from Google). I have decided to add forum using bbPress to that blog (www.example.com/forum/). I can't ...
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How to add a specific word in the PHPBB RSS title when a keyword is present?

I run a forum on PHPBB 3.0.12 and I'd like to add some words at the end of the RSS title if a keyword is present in the title. For example, if the word "red" is present in the RSS title I'd like "#...
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Want to Transfer Forum to a Subdomain

I am Using WordPress CMS and using bbpress Forum plugin, I created a forum on WP site: www.example.com/test/ but now, i am looking to Transfer it to http://test.example.com , But I am not able to ...
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What should I know before shopping for a SSL certificate? [closed]

The users of a forum that I administer have requested that we switch to a https connection. I have never shopped for a SSL certificate before. I did a quick Google search and found a lot of different ...
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sitemap.xml for a website with forum

We have a website dedicated to our ActiveX and .NET components that has been working for more than 12 years. The site consists of 2 parts: the static part (product descriptions and articles) and the ...
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phpBB - Reducing Spam [duplicate]

I've installed phpBB Forums last week and the past 2 days I've been getting users sign up and posting spam chinese emails on each topic. I have:- Added captcha on registration Made sure users have ...
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Should I include forum posts in the sitemap?

I am launching a medical discussion forum for sharing study materials and discussing other topics. The forum will probably grow fast and reach at least a few hundred topics. Should every discussion ...
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Is repeating titles on a forum considered keyword stuffing?

My forum shows 50 posts per page, and each post has a <h3>-tag with the topic title in it. The meta title and actual title also use this sentence. More often than not, the thread itself also ...
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Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
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What integrated blog comments/forums solutions exist beyond Vanilla Forums? [duplicate]

For the past year and a half, I've been running Vanilla Forums on my WordPress-based site My favourite feature of Vanilla is that it integrates comments from the blog's front page into the forums, ...
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Need help with mybb forum robots.txt file

I have installed the mybb forum in subdomain of my site. The link to my site is here. but when I search Google even the pages that are disallowed are also index. What's wrong with the robots.txt ...
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How to get number of posts to appear in extended information section?

I have forums website, and I am looking through Google search engine, and I can see that some (not mine) forums have something like this under the link of the site: 28 nov 2005 - Number of posts: ...
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Chinese bots in my forum

I have a small community forum that doesn't really get posts or any real traffic. The only thing that happens on the regular is bots with Chinese IPs signing up gibberish usernames. Most bots don't ...
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How do I delay a .gif image until the user scrolls down to it?

I have multiple .gif files that I want to post on a forum, it's powered by myBB. Anyways, I want these to load sequentially as the user scrolls. E.g first .gif loads, user scrolls down, second .gif ...
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Opening forum for search engine bots and SEO

We develop and sell components for other software developers through our website. The main products are ActiveX and WinFroms.NET grid controls. Some years ago we established a forum dedicated to our ...
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What domain structure is best for a forum according to SEO? [duplicate]

I am running a website with PR2. On that site, I'd like to create a forum. For the domain structure I could either use: www.forums.yourdomain.com www.yourdomain.com/forums According to SEO, what ...
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Is it best to put a link in signature, forum profile, or in a post to get backlinks?

Which is the best place to post a URL to get a backlink? Signature Forum profile Answering a question and giving a related post URL as the answer Do Google's algorithms consider all of these to be ...
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Should I use a subdomain or subdirectory for a Q & A forum section of a site?

I run a coupons and deals website in a niche market, and I'm in the process of adding a questions and answers section to it. Based on my research, I found popular websites that use either ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...
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Posting is 'None' for some members of Google Group

For some reason the "Posting" column is set to "None" for some members of my Google Group despite having been set to "Default group policy" as with all other members. I even selected "Override - Allow ...
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Private forum /guestbook to coordinate rides for PHP password protected wedding website [duplicate]

I created a simple private PHP website for my wedding guests. The website is a single PHP page that prompts the user for a password that was snail-mailed to them with our invitations. If the correct ...
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Identical spam coming from many different (but similar) IP addresses

A forum I run has been the victim of spam user accounts recently - several accounts that have been registered and the profile fill with advertising/links. All of this is for the same company, or group ...
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phpBB - display a public message when the whole board is private

In my installation all discussion forums/boards are private and can only be seen after a user registers and admin approves their membership. This is working. When a user first comes to the main ...
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Kunena forum permissions problem

I am using a Kunena forum, and I have made some pages accessible only for a new group made by me named "Member". The problem is that when I make someone "Member", some of them can see the pages and ...
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Forum vs Q&A system

I would like to know what are the parameters that I have to take into consideration before deciding whether I should incorporate to a website a "Q&A system" or a traditional forum ? I think ...
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Preventing adult content in a forum

I'm working on a forum that allows images attached to the posts and doesn't require registration. Thing is, I'd like to provide a work-safe navigation option in which the posts with porn images ...
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Auto-apply a role to new phpBB user with password or code

Is there a way, with phpBB to have a new user enter a password which would automatically move them into a specific role? I'd like to be able to allow certain people to sign up and automatically have ...
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Should forum signatures be statically stored with the post?

I have seen forums do this both ways in the past, but I thought it might warrant a wider discussion. My question is, when a user posts in a forum which supports signatures, should that signature be ...
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How can I assign id to subject input box in simple machines forum?

I have installed the simple machines forum. For my requirement I need to change the subject input box. Presently the subject input box has the following code <input type="text" class="...
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How to save a forum that is losing activity?

With the rise of sites like Reddit, Stack Exchange, etc. the bulletin board has slowly decreased in activity. I run a nonprofit security, ethical hacking and programming forum that was once very ...
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How do I migrate a MyBB forum to Vanilla?

I am running MyBB 1.6 and want to convert to vanilla forum. There are no converters that I know of. Is there a way to do it using a middleman forum that is supported by both ? eg mybb -> phpbb -&...
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Laws Regarding content Hosted on your Website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I legally liable for user generated content and comments? As a webmaster are you legally responsible for content posted on your website. For example a forum, would you ...
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Which free PHP based forum is the easiest to extend or customize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I am looking to start a new forum, with a traditional forum layout (like webhostingtalk, for example). In this space, I know phpBB and ...
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What marketplace / garage-sale software package does togoparts.com use?

See: OpenSource Marketplace Platform I want to start a site also for end-users to buy/sell used sporting goods of a particular type. When the scope of goods is narrowed like this, it is very ...
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Forum Spam Question. Why are Chinese hackers posting tiny images on my forum

My forum is getting attacked by spammers with Chinese IP's. Replies are created to discussion topics, always short responses and along with the response an image is inserted using forum code which is ...
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Forums/CMS/BBS that actually has a bulletin board look [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? Hi I'm wanting to build a bulletin board system for my community which can create a view that actually looks like a "real-world" bulletin ...
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Is it free to use Yahoo! smilies in our forum? (caused by copyright issues)

Will there be any problems (I'm talking about copyright...) if we use the lovely smilies of Yahoo! in any of our web apps? eg. forums and so on? I couldn't find any site that says it is legal/illegal....
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Are there any legal implications to reading a user's privates messages on a forum?

I'm the webmaster of a forum and we are having trouble with a user and we suspect he uses privates messages to do illegal business (not illicit, but illegal according to the forum rules). Are their ...
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What forum software should I use?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question to address "I need a forum script that does x, y, and z..." questions. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel ...
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Best lightweight PHP/MySQL forum with spam-protection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have already searched and checked out posts like this and this but it isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a lightweight PHP/...
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Which forum applications can integrate with Facebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? What is the best/most compatible forum software which features almost complete integration with Facebook? The main feature I ask is the ...
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The concept of reputation and its effects on an online community

Having recently introduced the concept of a '+rep' button to an online community I manage, I've noticed a couple of things. It functions as the thanks button does on vBulletin (user says 'thanks' to a ...
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Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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How can I migrate from phpBB 3.x to SMF?

I have a phpBB 3.x-based site which I would like to migrate to SMF - basically, all threads, posts, user accounts and possibly PMs. This seems to be possible, but I haven't been able to find a solid ...
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Which forum software has a “like/don't like button” in the post (and other features)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I want to build a new blog (on Wordpress) and I want to insert a forum in the website. I don't want to use PhpBB for the forum section (...
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Where does UBB store its settings?

We're moving a UBB forum from one host to another. (This is temporary; we're going to replace the forum eventually, but moving hosts has a higher priority.) We don't have a lot of experience with UBB, ...