My Website: www.artfrac.co.cc
I've started some forums that include stuff like art, poetry, story telling, community based stories that encompass a need towards teenage and early college years like audience, however, I've run into some problems.
I need help in resolving them.
a. The audience that I target is less professional, being in school myself, I want people from other schools/colleges to gather round and take a look at my forum. That way I could pique their interest and hence provoke some thought for them into joining my forum. I want more people to join the forum. I've seen that people my age, tend not to know about the technical aspects of such things. The biggest problem I've encountered is that people often don't even know how to register on a forum>>O.o . They wouldn't register on my forum but come what may, you can always find them on facebook, with extremely elaborate profiles
b. Even though I know quite some html, and actionscript, I'm definitely not master as this (hey im only 16) so some heads up regarding some php that works on phpbb2 would be very welcome.
c. I've hosted the forums on a personal domain, which is free. So, currently I'm working on a more attractive theme for my site. I asked many people from school to come have a look and they said that it was too plainish. I thought wiredpakistan is the simplest forum I've ever come across but it has so many users. Even though I think I do have a nice clean and interactive interface, I would appreciate all comments you post here.
D. The biggest problem I have is like canvassing people to join the site. Even though I've set all sections on the forum to be available to the public to see, people just have a little look and go away. They don't register. So its like i'm also advertising here for people to have a look at my site.
Would love it, if you joined it and contributed towards some discussions.
All help would be appreciated. What I need most is the word of mouth. If you like the site, I would appreciate it if you would tell your friends about it. If you are in some school or college, i'm sure it wouldn't do much if you'd just tell your friends to have a look. It'd definitely be contributing to the society.
One more thing. It appears like a Pakistani based society due to the local inferences however, people from all over the world are free to join the forum, and there are absolutely no colloqial cliques or language, but as they say the first step begins at home, so I've started here.
Btw: Thanks for moving the topic to the website section. My fault, im sorry.