We have more than 50 forums and about 90 sections. We have atleast 35 replies in each section and on average about 25 topics and 1,700 replies in each forum. some sections have 290 topics and 1500 replies others have 10 topics and 1000 replies....
I remember when we started our first forum, it failed, because we had too many sections too few members with knowledge. Now that we have over 11,000 members and 1000's of active members we're opening up one section after another.
volunteers are the ones that built our forum, with out them we would have such a great community. and thanks to IP board we're growing everyday by more than 70 members.
and another note, I absolutely hate when a big company abandons their website and decides to link their domain to a facebook or myspace page. that's simply throwing the towel in the ring and saying "hey facebook and myspace are so great, we dont need a website anymore" and that's just crazy
90% of our forum members don't use facebook. Our forum is less than 1 year old and we have 11,000 members + 80 to 100 new registrations per day and we dont like facebook at all!
The other 10% that are actually on facebook dont want people on facebook to see who they are on our forum, so what you write makes no sense to me.
Our forum allows users to be anonymous and use nick names. yup, thats how most forums work, with nick names. Depending on the nature of the forums discussion topics, not everyone is interested in having the facebook cluttered on their site. Another thing is facebook plays with your personal information, and not everyone likes that.
We actually prefer to have as little facebook and social media integration as possible. yes it helps getting hits, but facebook is not all that.
Facebook is a phase, i used to be on there everyday, day and night back in about 2006 / 2007 when it started. I have grown out of it now, still have my account, but check it once a week and mainly use it to stay in touch with friends i lost contact with. I do NOT use facebook to find interesting stuff on the internet.
Twitter is a culture, and not used by the majority of people! It's over estimated....more people use FARMVILLE than have active accounts on twitter.
Look what happened to myspace, its not a place for friends anymore, its a place for wannabe rappers, singers, bands, and djs.
Did you know that myspace was originally developed by the same guys that invented SPAM 1.0 (viagra, penis enlargement etc.) and then they sold it to rupert and started flooding it with spam ringtones... remember?
One day Facebook will become MSN Live FACEBOOK with a Trojan inside and we'll see who survives the cut, ipb or MSN Live FACEBOOK...microsoft is already shareholder.