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    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of starting a website that provides value partially (perhaps primarily) through the use of a forum to connect people. I understand that it takes a long time to get a community (such as ABW, or perhaps even a quarter of the size of ABW) going. Should I just start a forum right away? Or should I wait till I am generating a specific amount of traffic before starting a forum? Any tips/warnings on creating/maintaining forums also appreciated.

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    Check this video about Forums / Community

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    Its a couple years back but still some good stuff !
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    I don't think asking about starting a forum on a forum is a good idea.

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    It's tough to get right. Most forums (fora?) die a horrible death. Nobody wants to post on an empty forum, and just as you start to get people interested then you get a wave of spammers attack you.

    Oh yes, forum software is one of the most widely exploited bits of software on a server from a security perspective - it tends to be buggy and full of holes. You need to make sure that all your software is fully up to date at all times.. and you need to keep a constant eye on it to keep the spammers off.
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    oh man.. didn't think it was this difficult. But thanks for the responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyreneanIbex
    oh man.. didn't think it was this difficult. But thanks for the responses!
    No worries.

    PyreneanIbex is a cool name btw
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