As we’ve already discussed, there are certain things you need to do in order to promote your forum. However, even if you’re successful, you and your community are still not care free. There are several things that can effectively kill even the most established forum. So, I’ve compiled a list of 10 Things that Will KILL Your Forum.
And my last bit of advice will be this… You’re going to make mistakes. It’s inevitable. But, if you follow the tips and lessons we’ve previously given you, and try to avoid things on this list, chances are, you and your forum will be able to withstand those occasional slip-ups. Most of all, be honest with your members. You’ll be surprised how much slack they’ll be willing to cut you. I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief series and as always, if you think we’re wrong, or left something out, feel free to chime in!
P.S. If you haven’t yet visited Mike Reed’s Flame Warriors Site (where a few of these thumbnails are taken from), you really should do so. It’s highly entertaining and even more accurate. Enjoy!
Note: If you’re a forum admin, mod or member and you enjoyed this article, check out our articles, 10 Tips for Promoting Your Forum and Top Ten Lessons I’ve Learned About Managing an Online Forum, if you haven’t already read them.
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