How do YoU start a communtity on your forum?

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Hey,

I was wondering how any of you's(nice grammar!) get people talking on your forum? I have a forum and I would like to get people to start talking on it and get a communtity going but everybody seems shy! I have the traffic it's just people won't discuss! Any ideas on how to get people to become more adventurous?!
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Although I don't have a forum.. I have belonged to forums before. I think it always helps if you can post some topics or questions that will get some people's juices flowing, especially the controversial ones!

the more you respond to people's comments, the more you'll probably get see happening on your forum.

I wish you luck with this.
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Hi Connor,

Littleus has the right suggestion! Posting topics that people will respond to, is a good place to start.

You may be interested in watch GetSatisfactions webcast on the topic (The 10 Commandments of Community Management) on this link: www.getsatisfaction.tv

Good luck!
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My question is in the same category: I had to find a new forum location when MSN closed down, and since the move to Aimoo, there has been very few new members. We used to get about 3-5 new members per week at MSN due to their large capacity of membership. Now since the move we hardly have had any new members. Anyone know of a great forum host service that has a lot of "traffic" I guess you call it? I tried researching various other forums (i.e. Yuku, Multiply, Ning, Lefora, Exoboards, and so on) at the time last winter, and made some test groups, settling for Aimoo, but now it has me concerned about our group stagnating there.

Anyone have any recommendations?

Thank you!

Sincerely,
LillyHFB
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Nabble isn't bad. The forum on my site has just really started talking. Check it out here ...Poultry Ireland Forum ... It easy to register and you don't have to leave your site. You can alos apply your own css which im planning to do as soon as I get round to it.
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Hi Connor,

Your forum looks energetic and looks good. Well done. Looking forward to the CSS application to finish it off.

I agree with other posters too, it's important for the moderator to be involved and show that it is a really responsive presence.