When it comes to off topic boards many admins are unsure if they will add anything of value to their forum, and worry about the implications. While at times they can be a distraction from the topic at hand, they can also keep forums alive and kicking – even thriving – when they are approached effectively.
So the question is not whether you should have an off topic board, but how to approach it. Essentially it’s the same as on topic areas: Establish a posting standard and enforce it through moderation and by example. By deleting the topics that don’t add to the forum (eg: “Show us your desktop!” type topics) and posting more meaningful topics you will see the benefits these boards can bring… Continue reading
We listed feedback boards in our list of essential boards every forum should have for good reasons. Feedback boards can really help you grow and level up if they’re approached correctly, and if your forum is without one it is likely going to suffer.
Take a look at these reasons to get behind a feedback board on your forum. Continue reading
Following our blog about 5 Essential Boards Every Forum Should Have, we have 5 more boards everyone should consider adding to their forums. These boards won’t work on all forums, nor are they a necessity for all forums, but paired with the right forum these guys can really help your forum grow and level up! Continue reading
Feeling like something’s missing from your board arsenal? Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of 5 essential boards (but there’s over 8 board ideas!) every forum should have on their board indexes. Take a look and see if adding these boards will help your forum grow and level up!
Depending on the niche of your forum, a news and current affairs board can really help boost posts, participation, and membership. If one thing is certain, it’s that there will always be news and current affairs, and nearly everyone will have an opinion…which means plenty of posting opportunities for your members!