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I have learned the hard way by spending a lot of money on features that people do not use. I naturally assumed that because the site somewhat mimics facebook and myspace and other social scripts, folks would be familiar with all the features. Well I was wrong. It's not features they want its good content they desire, answers to their questions,. They have a problem and they want you to solve it. Thats why they join. All the bells and whistles dont mean a thing if you can't provide information they need.
My sites are stagnating, I had considered closing them down, but what the heck, I'll see how they do.
I want to share my knowledge and experience with others of what works and what doesnt now. Am I an expert, no way. But I have learned a lot about social scripts and what people really want in a forum.
Well I still use phpfox for a LOCAL CITY social website and its still growing.. For the whole 2 years my forum area has been disabled. To me that pushes blogs, bulletins, etc.
And yes I have made a strong custom push towards being MORE LIKE facebook with status's, comments etc and it seems to be working.
Don't reinvent the wheel here was my motto, set it up SIMILAR to myspace/facebook so they know how to use it..