Forums based on TV Shows?

theone759

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Im thinking of creating a forum for the show "Castle" on ABC, in my opinoin anyway, its a great show and I don't think theres any other real sites for it, last time I checked.


Do you think these kinds of sites can get off, and grow and run well?
 

Mariner

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Yes, they can indeed turn out for the best but you need to be positive that there isn't already a community based on this TV show.

Secondly it's best when the show is actually a popular one with an audience that your site caters to. (An extreme example: a forum for a toddler's television show won't exactly work out wonderfully).

Other than that, I don't see much of a limitation other than the fact that the show might suddenly go off the air.
 

Rockatteer

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Even if it goes off air, your community can still thrive if the show has a fan base.

For example my forums is about the MacGyver TV show, which went off air 15 years ago, and I still get new members joining up regularly and the forum is pretty active.

there are other examples of old TV shows having active forums, such as Knight rider
 

Mariner

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Even if it goes off air, your community can still thrive if the show has a fan base.

For example my forums is about the MacGyver TV show, which went off air 15 years ago, and I still get new members joining up regularly and the forum is pretty active.

there are other examples of old TV shows having active forums, such as Knight rider
What I really meant was if the show wasn't a hit and went off the air within the first few years, it wouldn't have had time to develop a huge fan-base (unless it was some extremely popular, great show - which, probably wouldn't go off the air in the first place).

A TV show like ER that has been running for over a decade is an example of one that will continue to thrive for years to come, even though it recently aired its final episode.
 

Musical_frog

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I Remember a futurama forum or something back when the show first started it took RIGHT off faster than I've ever seen a forum grow. I think they're always a good idea.
 

theone759

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Alright thanks for your opinions. I may start it, if I can get the money together for the hosting
 
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