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1: new post   Starting a Web Community
Ideas for the care and feeding of a new forum.
May 13, 2004
2: new post   Starting a Web Community
"Forum operators typically find that the first few thousand posts are the toughest - once you are at that level, you probably have something going, even if it's not quite enough to launch your forum to the six or seven digit level."
May 13, 2004
3: new post   The financial side of running a forum
Discussion of revenues and costs of operating a forum.
May 13, 2004
4: new post   Bad Forum Design
What forum design elements will annoy your visitors?
May 14, 2004
5: new post   Pulling forum lurkers out of hiding
Is lurking a bad thing? How can one turn lurkers into active posters?
June 10, 2004
6: new post   Mary Poppins Moderating
A gentle touch in moderating will keep discussion on track without irritating members.
June 19, 2004
7: new post   What do you do about your annoying members?
These members may not break any rules, but they irritate fellow members.
Sept 6, 2004
8: new post   phpBB Issues Security Update
Dec 11, 2004
9: new post   phpBB 2.0.13 released - Critical Update
The first issue is critical (session handling allowing everyone gaining administrator rights) and we urge you to fix it on your forums as soon as possible...
Feb 28, 2005
10: new post   Drawing traffic from your forum to the real content?
Lots of people visit the forum - how do you get them to leave the forum and visit the rest of the site?
Aug 2, 2005
11: new post   The ABCs of building a successful forum
Suggestions for starting and growing a discussion forum.
Sept 27, 2005
12: new post   The ABC of Building a Successful Forum
"The ABC of building a successful forum... ...A is for... Authority"
Sept 27, 2005
13: new post   Strategies for screening or filtering new members at sign-up time
Blocking sign-ups by email addy, by IP address, etc? What other approaches?
Dec 5, 2005
14: new post   Strategies for Screening New Community Members
What techniques can be used to screen new community members as they sign up to avoid registering undesirable members?
Dec 5, 2005
15: new post   Preserving a Forum's Best Content
Libraries, archives, headliner threads, etc.
Dec 8, 2005
16: new post   Which forum software do you run and why?
Discussion of pros and cons of various software packages.
Dec 27, 2005
17: new post   Judge Shuts Down German Wikipedia
To protect the privacy of a deceased individual, a German judge ordered that country's Wikipedia site to be taken down until the privacy issue was corrected.
Jan 19, 2006
18: new post   Washington Post Stops Accepting Blog Comments
"... there are things that we said we would not allow, including personal attacks, the use of profanity and hate speech. Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being. "
Jan 23, 2006
19: new post   Security Holes in Common Forum Software Packages Exploited
"On Jan. 30, a bulletin board run by chip maker AMD was compromised by hackers and was used to distribute malicious code. Poor deployment of security patches by administrators and the growing popularity of programs like phpBB are to blame..."
Feb 2, 2006
20: new post   Pros and Cons of Community Forum Registration?
"Are there compelling reasons to require registration?"
Feb 11, 2006
21: new post   iVillage Rocks With Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases 65%
"We don't get to see tangible results from communities to often. This is one of the rare times:"
Feb 14, 2006
22: new post   How to turn an average forum into a successful one
"Here my story how I made it the biggest in its niche."
Feb 21, 2006
23: new post   Socializing Forums: Using Social Networks & Tools
"Do you think forum operators are being shortsighted by not building in features like this? Have you tested any of these in your own forum(s) with good results?"
June 7, 2006
24: new post   Growing Forum Member Participation
"Once you've drawn someone out of lurk mode, you're probably half-way there to cultivating an active community member. Lurkers seem like an untapped asset that is easily forgotten or underutilized."
June 14, 2006
25: new post   Congress to Ban Social Network Sites from Schools, Libraries
U. S. politicians approved a bill that would make chat rooms and social networking sites inaccessible to minors in federally funded schools and libraries.
July 28, 2006
26: new post   Locking Down WordPress: Getting The Best Out Of WP
"WordPress is a leading blog tool, but also has a lot of features that make it interesting to webmasters with communities. It can be considered a general-purpose content management tool as well. This tool has a lot to offer for the serious webmaster--its collection of features can really accelerate the process of putting up a well-done site. "
Aug 10, 2006
27: new post   YouTube - Waiting For The Payoff
"The tricky question of how YouTube can make money off its phenomenal growth while maintaining the promise behind that popularity."
Sept 11, 2006
28: new post   Digg In Fight With Its Community Leaders
Remember when Sergey said Google was Spam proof? Kevin Rose of Digg said near the same thing about 9 months ago about Digg. Now Digg finds itself in a click spam fight for it's life.
Sept 11, 2006
29: new post   Analyst: MySpace Value Could Be $15 billion
One Wall Street analyst says MySpace could be worth $10 to $20 billion in three years, based on its unprecedented growth rate and international appeal.
Sept 28, 2006
30: new post   Defamatory Internet Posts:Jury awards $11.3M
"A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud.""
Oct 12, 2006
31: new post   PodCasts / Skypecasts Coming To Your Blog Soon
"Internet telephony provider Skype plans to offer bloggers and others the ability to hold audio chats in the next version of Net telephone product, co-founder Niklas Zennstrom said Tuesday night.."
Nov 8, 2006
32: new post   Court Says Bloggers, Forum Participants Can't Be Sued
California Supreme Court extends ISP legal protections to users of their services.
Nov 21, 2006
33: new post   Wikipedia Founder Branches Into Free Hosting
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said his for-profit company, Wikia will offer free hosting and software. In addition, they will offer their users 100% of ad revenue generated by their sites.
Dec 11, 2006
34: new post   Two Modifications Virtually Eliminate Spam Posts
"I've recently installed two mods on two separate forums that were plagued by spambot registration and spam posts. Over night both have completely stopped."
Dec 15, 2006
35: new post   Yahoo! Picks Up Mybloglog.com
"The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things as News Corp's MySpace pages, commercial web publications, or personal weblogs, or blogs."
Jan 9, 2007
36: new post   Families Sue News Corp, Alleging MySpace Negligence
Suits claim that MySpace actions to protect minors are too little, too late.
Jan 19, 2007
37: new post   Microsoft Launches Its New Video Community
Feb 17, 2007
38: new post   Members Gone Wild: The Psychology of Flaming
Flaming has a technical name, the "online disinhibition effect," which psychologists apply to the many ways people behave with less restraint in cyberspace...
Feb 20, 2007
39: new post   MySpace Hackers Accept Plea Deal
Duo developed and distributed software to collect e-mail addresses and IPs from visitors to MySpace profiles.
Feb 28, 2007
40: new post   New Storm Worm Attacks Forums and Blogs
A variant of the Storm Worm inserts a link when an infected computer makes a blog or forum post.
Mar 1, 2007
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