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on 11/7/2011, 6:02 am
opinionswappers.com - hi i looking for testers and possible members for a new forum which aims to bring together people used to discussing more specialist subjects into a more general setting to share their knowledge and interests with others while enjoying hearing about new knowledge and other interests themselves.

this is a totally new forum starting from scratch and with no members - i need people who are used to forums, prepared to both put in some energy opening topics and patience with the initially low membership and response level - and who also are curious enough to see if something new can be created.

please google opinionswappers
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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 6:37 am
does this have anything to do with sprites?
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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 6:48 am
it might do - it has to do with an idea that lots of people have more than one interest - and that there are thousands if not millions of interests they have not heard of. i want people to come and share their interests and learn about other interests.

i had never heard of spites until about 20 minutes ago - and i would imagine there are lots of others who havent - so i dont know whether i would be interested. so if there are any people who as well as doing sprites have interests in general discussion it would be great if they could come to opinionswappers and tell people about sprites while also engaging in general discussion

as a one person band with zero budget i have to be a bit cheeky in getting people to visit Wink i have no intention of spamming i just want to let as many different people with as many different interests know of opinionswappers existence - in the hope a couple might visit and even stay
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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 10:01 am
well theres a few problems i have with this

A.) there's a section of the site where you can advertise your site or forum, yet you come here and post here.

B.) I dislike people who just join a forum or a site to get what they want and leave. that's exactly what you're doing. you didn't say hello, you didn't try and get to know us, you just came to advertise your site.

lastly, although your forum is made for a lot of good reasons, its bland, its boring and it won't bring attention to anyone

I know one or two things for starting up a forum and what you're doing there now isn't going to help you. In my opinion there are to many topics, and when there are a lot of topics and no posting it makes it look as if your forum is inactive. Next your background. like I said. bland. it's white... how exciting... theres a few text bubbles and question marks. when I go onto a forum, I want to see a background that I can enjoy looking at.

for example: The spritas, sure it has just a blue background but when I go into a topic its filled with a bunch of colors, signs that you can click to go from one page to the next (if there are any pages) the spritas background and everything about it is lively. another example would be a forum I visit quite often called the sonic blast

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They do a neat thing where you can have not one but FOURTEEN different backgrounds! now they didn't add all those at once, but it's really interesting to see. each one of said backgrounds has a different theme of sonic, now since yours isn't a sonic forum I wouldn't recommend this, but try and come up with an interesting background, a background that seems simple but still catches peoples eyes.

when making a forum, you cant just MAKE it and work on it as you go you have to plan it, you have to come up with everything you want to start off with and slowly work your way up.

that's what I've got to say, heed my words.







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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 10:30 am
@SXR123 wrote:well theres a few problems i have with this

A.) there's a section of the site where you can advertise your site or forum, yet you come here and post here.

B.) I dislike people who just join a forum or a site to get what they want and leave. that's exactly what you're doing. you didn't say hello, you didn't try and get to know us, you just came to advertise your site.

lastly, although your forum is made for a lot of good reasons, its bland, its boring and it won't bring attention to anyone

I know one or two things for starting up a forum and what you're doing there now isn't going to help you. In my opinion there are to many topics, and when there are a lot of topics and no posting it makes it look as if your forum is inactive. Next your background. like I said. bland. it's white... how exciting... theres a few text bubbles and question marks. when I go onto a forum, I want to see a background that I can enjoy looking at.

for example: The spritas, sure it has just a blue background but when I go into a topic its filled with a bunch of colors, signs that you can click to go from one page to the next (if there are any pages) the spritas background and everything about it is lively. another example would be a forum I visit quite often called the sonic blast

Spoiler:

They do a neat thing where you can have not one but FOURTEEN different backgrounds! now they didn't add all those at once, but it's really interesting to see. each one of said backgrounds has a different theme of sonic, now since yours isn't a sonic forum I wouldn't recommend this, but try and come up with an interesting background, a background that seems simple but still catches peoples eyes.

when making a forum, you cant just MAKE it and work on it as you go you have to plan it, you have to come up with everything you want to start off with and slowly work your way up.

that's what I've got to say, heed my words.

Very Happy Ok i am in my combative mode where i deliberately seek to cause at least minor annoyance in the hope of getting noticed - advertising in advertising sections has a high failure rate as people avoid advertising

while i like to get to know people i do not have the energy or resources to be getting to know people across a large number of forums on those forums with the ultimate intention of introducing my forum - besides i personally prefer being open and clear about what i am doing i do not expect universal acceptance or admiration - there may be those who are interested that when they read what i put do come.

finally design - yep bland boring black on white background - there are as many reasons for that set up as against them depending on what people are aiming for - primarily in my case accessibility. i will not bore you with the arguments and studies etc but for many people with difficulties reading in the first place - be they educational, learning, or physical, anything other than black on white adds to their difficulties and puts them off - the obvious answer is allowing choice of backgrounds which i will do in the future but i am new to coding and slow so basics first.

i am well aware of the number of topics not posted on makes the forum look inactive - thats why in my initial post i said it was new with no members and i was looking for people with the energy patience and curiosity to see beyond that - there are those who have the pioneering spirit and who appreciate that in joining a forum when its new gives unequalled opportunity to help shape the direction of that forum - i dont expect people to spend all day there - to start with a visit answering a couple posts with good challenging original thought provoking statements is more than enough - a single one off comment on something that drives you mad - hell taking everything you have said here and putting it as a one off there (i appreciate that as an admin i am unknown but i am happy taking personal criticism and i neither remove it nor edit it)

as for planning - trust me i have done some :suspect: i know i generally do things a bit differently - some work some dont - its all a learning experience
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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 5:33 pm
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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 6:17 pm
it should have been here to begin with.

whether or not you don't want it here doesn't matter, it belongs here and that's where it goes.







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Re: help wanted

on 11/7/2011, 8:07 pm
Icons help.

I did all of the icons here. : )







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