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Old 04-20-2012, 07:51 AM
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Hi everyone!
I have joined taz today.

Actually I am a domainer, who has quite a lot of domains (about 200) but the economic situation nowadays seems not as good as I expected.

In my opinion, many domainer will suffer during next 3-5 years like me but If they can survive, they will have much benefit as a domainer.

Anyway, my goal is to have financial independance. (like most members here)

while I sell my domain names, I also decided to launch a few forums for making money.

Frankly I don't have much idea where I can start.

I hope I can learn here what I need to know for successful forums

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Hello, there, person I assume is a fan of rock bands from Japan.

From your profile, I gather you are also a fan of SMF? What do you like most about it?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:16 AM
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Hello, there, person I assume is a fan of rock bands from Japan.

From your profile, I gather you are also a fan of SMF? What do you like most about it?
I am a fan of Gackt
I have been many times in his Concerts.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:19 AM
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:26 AM
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From your profile, I gather you are also a fan of SMF? What do you like most about it?
smf is fast and in user control it is easy to edit forum menus
but design is not my favorite honestly
I like mybb design, but I hope someday smf will also have great design not only good funtions and interface.
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Welcome to TAZ.

Have you got any forums up and running yet?
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You could try style your smb. There's a lot you can do, and learning css isn't that hard
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Anyway, my goal is to have financial independance. (like most members here)
... I also decided to launch a few forums for making money.
There are easier ways to make money than running forums. Even maintaining, administering and managing a single forum can be an overwhelming task.
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There are easier ways to make money than running forums. Even maintaining, administering and managing a single forum can be an overwhelming task.
Thanks for your advice! I will remember it
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:33 PM
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You could try style your smb. There's a lot you can do, and learning css isn't that hard
yes I know Thanks for your advice!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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not exactly, I am learning the strategy here to start up but it needs time I think
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

That is a lot of domains. I only have one.

Yeah running a forum can be exhuasting, as I am finding out and frustrating too, but it is well worth it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:41 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

That is a lot of domains. I only have one.

Yeah running a forum can be exhuasting, as I am finding out and frustrating too, but it is well worth it.
I know building a forum needs passion. that is the reason I want to manage and build the forums only which are interesting to me.

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:43 PM
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I know building a forum needs passion. that is the reason I want to manage and build the forums only which are interesting to me.

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Hi there.

Yes that passion will carry you through the days that are not filled with any activity in your forum. There are days that I have wondered why I am still doing this, it is because I enjoy what I do and am passionate about what my forum is all about. So yes let that passion carry you through those days, thankfully those don't last a long time.

Overall it has been a rewarding and enrichening experience for me. I would do it all again.
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welcome to TAZ. From all those domain names, decide on one that you consider is worth using on a live forum, have a good niche selected and see what you can add to this niche. make a plan and go for it
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:10 AM
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welcome to TAZ. From all those domain names, decide on one that you consider is worth using on a live forum, have a good niche selected and see what you can add to this niche. make a plan and go for it
Thanks for encouraging me.
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Hi there.

Yes that passion will carry you through the days that are not filled with any activity in your forum. There are days that I have wondered why I am still doing this, it is because I enjoy what I do and am passionate about what my forum is all about. So yes let that passion carry you through those days, thankfully those don't last a long time.

Overall it has been a rewarding and enrichening experience for me. I would do it all again.
ye, you're right Anathema_Sit
someday I will feel the same way like you but I will ask myself about the reason of managing the forum. it is only for money? I don't think so.
I must love my forum first much more than any other members.
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Hello and welcome.

Yes this is good place to learn lots of things about forums.

Good luck

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Hi everyone!
I have joined taz today.

Actually I am a domainer, who has quite a lot of domains (about 200) but the economic situation nowadays seems not as good as I expected.

In my opinion, many domainer will suffer during next 3-5 years like me but If they can survive, they will have much benefit as a domainer.

Anyway, my goal is to have financial independance. (like most members here)

while I sell my domain names, I also decided to launch a few forums for making money.

Frankly I don't have much idea where I can start.

I hope I can learn here what I need to know for successful forums
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ye, you're right Anathema_Sit
someday I will feel the same way like you but I will ask myself about the reason of managing the forum. it is only for money? I don't think so.
I must love my forum first much more than any other members.
Thought like yesterday, I did take a break and not post, today I'll catch up again. Even Admins need breaks. I have found in the short time I've been doing my current forum, if I feel I need to take a break, I do so, because I don't want to risk getting burned out on it for longer than a day.

And today I'm ready to go again.

Best of luck to you on your forum.

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