wanderlusty - 8:02 pm on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0) If you do start a forum, make sure that it is focused in one area.
In my experience, forums are not especially profitable, especially just to start one up. It will take you a long time to get a good base of people going so that the forum is interesting, worthwhile, and self-sustaining. Taking care of the forum can be a real pain as well. Advertising networks often won't run ads on forums.
If you do start a forum, make sure that it is focused in one area.