Ok I dont know if this is good are bad, but it feels bad.
My site has been online around 2-3 weeks.Since then I had been adding content and trying to attract members.
So far the post count is just about 1000 posts and 86 members.
It is a forum. On it I hae installed:
a facebook like button that connects to fcebook to show what you thread you liked on the site.
a style I felt reflected what the website is.
A rank system where by posting/making threads and reffering and more earns you xp to level up and gain ranks. This changes your title per level and you gain a star per level.
A rep ystem where you gain rep for good posts from members, the more rep= the more strenght you have, its hard to explain.
If a guest is on my site and only looking they ca view 4 pages then they are asked to join. This helps to get people to join and not just look around.
A donation system if people wish to donate. If they donate they are auto placed into the vip group that have extra privilages and have the VIP picture under their avi, they can also see the area 51 part off the forum that normal members cannot.
arcade nnd highscores. We have a game section on that site with flash games that you can play and try to get highscores to compete against each other. They can also organsie tournments. If they have a highscore it shows to the right or their posts.
point market. From posting and making threads they gain credits. These can be used in the marketplace to buy things such as the ability to have animated avis, make all their font blod all the time etc etc. Also they have buy gifts and gamble their credits in the gambling section. And much more.
Also There is more but not even time to mention.
Even though I have spent time getting it to what I want it seems that only 1 or so member joins a day within the past few days. I was thinking of using adsense to gain some members but it seems costly for each click.
I need some advice, and dont be afraid to say what you feel.
I feel like I have added enough stuff to keep members intrested but what can I do to actually "Get" the members and therefore get the posts?
[edited by: tedster at 1:32 am (utc) on Jun 21, 2010]
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