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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to make backlinks for Malayalam sites either english or Malayalam [duplicate]

I am new to SEO.I need help ? The website is fully in Malayalam content so how to make backlinks?But keyword is English. any body pls help me
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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 is the feasibility of developing a phpBB-based barter bulletin board? [closed]

I've got a concept for a barter deal bulletin board and would like to know how feasible is it to implement the concept with phpBB. The main differences from a typical forum are the following: Users ...
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SMTP Error: Could not open a socket to the SMTP server

I'm not sure how familiar some of you are on Invision Power Board(IPB). However this question someone includes their forum system. We currently host multiple servers with multiple web servers among ...
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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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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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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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Forum posting VS signature

Signature VS forum profile section line as backlink VS answering a question and giving a related post URL as the answer is better? Will a signature be better or forum posting and helping with an ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What platform can I use to establish a users support forum?

I was asked to develop a users support community forum for a small and young hi-tech company. This kind of forums is very popular with companies these days and is a great alternative to the official ...
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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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What is the critical user mass for a forum or Q&A? [closed]

If you start a forum or a Q&A site. At the begining you would create the content yourself. At some point you get visitors from google. What do you think: How many users du you need to run a forum ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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" ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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, ...