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10-06-2008, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jon View Post
Take a step back and think "why would anyone register at this forum?". If there are other similar forums you'll have to offer something that's considerably different / better.

Chances are you wont be offering anything different and it will be almost impossible to promote and will eventually fail. If that's the case don't waste your time with it.
I agree with this to a certain extent. Yes, you should try to find your own unqiue niche when starting a forum and offer some sort of gimmick. However, there are staples that are almost aways required on every forum, and one of these is a general discussion forum. A good and active general discussion forum is always welcome, however many general discussion forums there are already on the Internet.

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