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News and Announcements / Working on upgrades
« on: October 08, 2013, 02:37:32 pm »
Working on upgrades

Have updated our core hosting script to latest version of phpBB and will be updated forummate soon as well.

Also made some changes guest posting now disabled due to spam issues but should help make forums faster.

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News and Announcements / ForumMate and forums back!
« on: April 04, 2013, 02:14:32 pm »
Sorry for lack of notice I had to do an emergency move of all sites that I run.
Haven't had much sleep in the last two days. Moved hundreds of sites and millions of files.

On the plus side forums/sites should start to run faster since we are better/newer hardware

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News and Announcements / Tips to Increase Forum Traffic
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:21:49 pm »
Here are some quick tips on improving your forums traffic.

First if people have been away for a while send out a newsletter. Let your forum members know that you are still around. Keep them informed about the latest topics and events on the forum. I recommend sending one every month or so just letting people know what is happening.  To send an email go to your administration panel and click on the System Tab. You will see a link there to send an email in the sidebar.


When visiting other forums/websites include a link to your forum by using either a signature or profile field for website on that forum/website.  If the forum/website has an advertising section start a topic in that area and try to startup a discussion.


Content is king. Content is why people come to forums. They want to be updated on information and the latest events. People like seeing new topics and discussions and with more activity more people will come around. Write some articles, blog posts, and link using social media to increase your visibility.  Becareful with shoutboxes they can lead to less posting on a forum.


Keep your forum open!  It is hard for people to join if there are no boards or few boards visible they have no idea what is going on.


Start contests or have forum games to help increase participation.


Let your friends, coworkers, family members know about your forum! These is great easy to get people you already know using your forum.


Signup for a Facebook page/group and a Twitter account for your forum. Use the power of social media to gain wider audience. Also let your friends know if you have your own Facebook/Twitter by making posts on your feeds letting them know about your forum.


These are some tips that you may find helpful for your forum community.

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General Discussion / Hero's of ForumMate.com
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:54:54 pm »
Hall of fame for ForumMate.com
People who helped build ForumMate.com to what it is today

tanduy2506 - Forum Moderator and Developer
Le Quoc Dung - ForumMate.com Developer
kimgold2010 - ForumMate.com Developer
Cheater - Creator for nuke based sites

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General Discussion / What would you like to see add to ForumMate.com?
« on: September 23, 2012, 03:41:32 pm »
Just wondering what you would like to see added to ForumMate.com in regards to anything from features to software anything.

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News and Announcements / ForumMate.com - Back Online new ownership
« on: September 23, 2012, 11:50:46 am »
Hello,
We recently took over ForumMate.com, along with phpbbstar.com and freeforum.ca
Unfortunately took a little longer than we wanted to get control of the domains and get everything repointed which is why the sites were down. But we are working on making it back to you with new updates and improvements.

We have many years of forum hosting experience and run some other large forum hosts such as http://www.createaforum.com

Now what I need from you when possible if you see any bugs/issues or things are just broken let us know on the support forums and we will look into the issues and get them fixed.

Current issues at the moment:
Portal system for phpBB forums broken.
We don't have control over NoonHost.com and superfreeforums.com will see if we can get those domains as well.
Nuke Hosting - if you all still use it let me know we have eznuke.com freephpnuke.org and greatnuke.com


Thanks,
ForumMate.com Team

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