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How to start and encourage an online community?

We're looking to add a forum/online community area to our website. Previous attempts of encouraging comments and interaction have failed and the community tends to die a death eventually. So, I've ...
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Are there any tried and tested methods for rejuvenating an old message board?

I have a moderately successful message board with an excellent (but tiny) community associated with it. One of my goals for the month is to try and increase the amount of users on the site and also ...
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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

As a webmaster in charge of a tiny site that has a forum, I regularly receive complains from users that both the internal search engine and that external searches (like when using Google) are totally ...
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GitHub forum/helpdesk solution

Our open source software website is migrating from Redmine to GitHub (pages, wiki, issues) and the only missing thing is Forum/Discussions. GitHub does not have such feature yet and allows only static ...
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Should I create topics in a forum I'm about to launch so that new users won't feel it is “empty”?

I'm about to launch a discussion forum about Taiwan. I'm really trying to figure out how to deal with the first visitors. I've thought about the following so far: Invite few friends to start some ...
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Alternative to vBulletin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I'm currently using vBulletin along with a bunch of plugins like vBSEO, shoutbox and others for a sports discussion site. I just don't ...
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Which forum software is this site using? [closed]

Can anybody tell me if it's vbulletin/phpbb etc used by this site: seoforums.org . if it's vbulletin then why is this site: forums.seochat.com so different?
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Highly SEO optimised forum posts

Given the following forum post: Basics of how internals of Construct work I've used GameMaker in the past. And I know some C++ and have used a few 3d engines with it. I have also looked ...
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Whats the best CMS for Sports Club? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have to renew a website for a sport club. There is some self programmed CMS in use at this time. But I need a new solution. A popular ...
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Any recommended forum software for commercial/busniess discussion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I am looking to create a commercial or business trading discussion board. I plan to get a forum software to install to my hosting. My ...
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Forum that integrates into CMS and has curated category pages with tagged threads [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I'm looking for a forum that meets these requirements: Login using Facebook/Twitter/OpenID etc. User profiles with reward system ...
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Will a forum work without moderators?

I'm starting a forum site. Right now, its only me, so I won't have moderators. Will this be a chaos or it will work anyway? (My site is a discussion forum focused on a country). EDIT (will this spam ...
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Strange spam posts not making sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of spam is this? I'm running a web site with a forum where one small part is open for posting from unregistered users. The site uses captcha, but still some ...
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Google doesn't index a subdomain. What can be the problem and what can be done?

I have a domain, let's call it example.com, which has a subdomain, games.example.com. I maintain a games forum using phpbbseo which is located at games.example.com/forum. The problem is that the forum ...
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Group “Discussion” software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? My client wants a "lite" forum... not unlike these stack exchange sites, but even a little lighter. There's a screenshot of the ...
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Per-Thread Visibility PHPBB

I'm trying to implement a registration system for a board I'm running, and I want a forum where every thread is invisible to everyone but the person who started it and the moderator staff. I want ...
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Good message board for a website (e.g. phpBB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? What are the best (and most widely used) Linux-based message board softwares, and the pros and cons of each. e.g. Security ...
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Here we go again - quest for web hosted forum via javascript [closed]

disclaimer If this is the wrong location for this question, then please advise me accordingly. backgound I've been using Disqus and intense debate as a 'comments' service for a variety of my ...
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Which forum software has the most advanced community/GetSatisfaction type features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I need to assemble a GetSatisfaction/Lithium/Jive type support forum/community. The first is not available in the desired language and ...
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Free forum engine with good anti-attack mechanisms [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I am looking for forum engine (for discussions) with good attack countermeasures built in. Windows (preferrably) or Linux. Free (as ...
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What is a CMS with good user forums support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? If I'm starting from scratch with any CMS I want, which one has good support (or a plugin) for discussion forums?
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Forum software alternative to phpBB3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I've been using phpBB3 for quite some time now. It seems to me this forum software hasn't evolved at all in all these years. Installing ...
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What terms/conditions should I have in place for a site popular with children/teenagers?

I'm working on a site with a forum, for which the current user base is fairly young. For the forum, where do I stand legally with children/teenagers signing up? For example, I believe Facebook ...
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Suggestions of internet forum software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I'm going to be setting up a few internet forums to test out the software. I was going to be doing this with vBulletin, but they don't ...
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What points should I include in my forum's community guidelines?

I'm running a forum that's open to the public, which has predominantly been civil and on-task for the last 3.5 years. Recently, however, there's been an ongoing, unproductive dispute between a ...
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Links from pages with poor/no ranking, is there anything I can do about this?

A site I help with sells a particular set of items, they have a strong reputation locally, and sell parts nationally online. From an observational point of view I enjoy working with them as they do ...
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Forum software advice needed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? we want to migrate our sites current forum (proprietary built) to a newer, more modern (feature rich) platform. I've been looking ...
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Looking for a simple forum script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have a working website and I need to integrate a forum into it. The problem is, I need the forum script to use usernames and ...
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Merge two existing forms together, Add PHPBB2.x posts in to an existing SMF1.1x

I have two community website each running their own forms and I would like to merge the content of both forum in to one forum. Specifically from (PHPBB 2.x) in to a SMF (1.1). Both forums have been ...
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Tons of spam on phpBB even with recapcha enabled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I am running a phpBB forum where the requirements were that users shouldn't have to sign up in order to post. They ...
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Chat solution, that integrates with VBulliten forums

I'm wondering if there any software that adds the chat capability of on page chat (facebook-like), to the VBulliten forum system, with the following requirements: Requires no plugins (Pure ...
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Are there any useful tools to mirror a mailman mailing list as a forum? [closed]

We have a mailman mailing list however as we all know this is not very user friendly in terms of searching the archives. I am looking at a way to enable the continued functionality of mailman while ...
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How to handle moderators effectively?

I've been running/developing browser based games for several years now, and the one complaint I get over and over is that the mods are terrible. I even did a survey recently, and while my support ...
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Forum with LDAP integration?

Is there any popular forum software (installable, not hosted), that has LDAP integration for users? Ubuntu server, Python would be nice but not required, authentication only for now, although ...
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How to reduce delay between forum posts in phpbb

In my phpbb forum, just after I post a reply to a thread, a page is shown and I've to wait around 5 secs to return back to the thread. How do I reduced the time to 0. (I tried setting the "Flood ...
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Online forum software or services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? What forum software is out there? I've used PhpBB in the past, but that was a long time ago and I'm guessing there might be better ...