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SupremeModz
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(2012-02-20, 10:04 AM)AlliedManiac Wrote:
(2012-02-17, 09:12 PM)weBex Wrote:
(2012-02-17, 09:07 PM)AlliedManiac Wrote: No, im not going to hire a developer.. its a forum not a business..

Heh, you'd be surprised at how much websites can actually pull in with online revenue. Labrocca's a huge example.

Even if you're not treating it as a business, hiring some Developers for certain work that you can't do yourself isn't a bad thing either.

You're running a forum as a hobby, and like any other hobby, it has its own costs.

But of course, to each their own. You can learn yourself too, by searching this forum or googling for the solutions you need.

You can also pick up some programming books or enroll in some classes.

Well i have made like $60 out of it by donations but its still just a hobby and something to keep me busy.
If you've been given $60, and that $60 is given under donate for the site, then you should put it to use for the site. New banner, new theme, all that stuff. Hosting, too. Really, you ask for donations because it's all coming out of the administrator's pocket, and you say that none of the money will be used for personal gain (to cover expenses). So, if you keep the money, then that is stealing, technically. It's called "embezzling money". Here, let me quote your donation page:
SupremeModz Donations Wrote:Want to show how much you care about our forum? With web hosting, domain, and advertising costs, it's expensive to keep our forum up and running. Currently, all of the expensive come right out of the administrator's pocket. That's why we now offer a method for you to donate and help us stay online!

While the suggested donation is $10, we will be thankful for ALL donations, big and small. 100% of donations will be used for our forums, and NONE of it will be used for personal expenses. To get started, simply enter an amount below and click Donate.

(2012-02-20, 10:04 AM)AlliedManiac Wrote:
(2012-02-20, 05:53 AM)SpiritRocks Wrote: its to cluttered, try and organize it better? the logo is complete crap, get someone to make it.

This is positive feedback? i think not, i dont care about the logo...
It doesn't have to be positive feedback. He's right, too. The logo's not that great. As I said earlier, use the $60 you were donated to get a better theme and banner. Tell the users thanks for the donations, and that their money was used to get them the new look. Put the rest in reserve for later.
(2012-02-20, 10:04 AM)AlliedManiac Wrote:
(2012-02-20, 03:19 AM)Richard Wrote:
(2012-02-19, 09:23 AM)AlliedManiac Wrote: you obviously have not read what other people have said.. but last time i checked.. showcase meant a display exhibit so therefor basically saying 'showing off your forum' which also means advertising so it may say that above the forums but i go by the title of the section rather than what it says in the rules box.

Its like making a section called 'Show off your forum' then in a rules box say 'no advertising'.. you just don't do it.
That's fortunately not how anything works..
When you see Target stores, do you automatically assume all they sell are "targets"?

Your logic baffles me and I don't understand how no one mentions this..

That said, how is your forum different from any other Xbox, Call of Duty, "Modding" forum? How is this any different then http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/ ? The official Xbox/PlayStation forums?
?? That's just like saying how are http://fanticmodz.com or http://recklessmodz.com or how http://hacked.pro is different from http://hackforums.net or maybe http://moddedgame.com or http://moddedgear.com or maybe http://generalmodding.com..

so yeah, your question has just failed..

You know what your 'feedback' is useless and just wasting time and most likely just trying to get yourself posts so stop replying for your own sake.
FanaticModz or RecklessModz are different from HackForums because HF is a business, the largest MyBB Forum, possibly the largest forum (but I'm not sure), the largest above-ground hacking community, millions of posts, and Fanatic or Reckless aren't. Those two are not different from the others you mentioned. That's the point. This is an over-done niche, I think. And no, his question did not "just fail".


Now, my two cents: you need a better logo, yours is flat and boring. You need a better theme, it hurts my eyes even on the lowest light settings. You need less forums. It has too many to efficiently post anything, or really even understand what I'm looking at. Someone earlier suggested that you have three to five forums for genres, and then an "other games". That's a quality idea, and you really should do that, IMO. Sure, it'll take some time to move all the stuff, but I did it with my forum a while ago, and it was worth it. You should also get a web designer to help you, or hire one. It is a very good investment in the long run. I should know, when I was a complete newbie, my other Admin gave me my site for free, and coached me through the set-up process and all that. Besides which, you should learn the basics of web design/etc., even if it is only HTML. That's how I started. One more thing: hyperlink your banner to the index. It's a pain to click the button each time.


Messages In This Thread
SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-16, 01:30 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by IntoxNitram - 2012-02-16, 06:21 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-16, 11:02 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by Richard - 2012-02-17, 02:19 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-17, 03:03 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by Johnny S - 2012-02-17, 01:56 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-17, 08:50 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by weBex - 2012-02-17, 08:55 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by Johnny S - 2012-02-17, 10:11 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-17, 08:57 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by weBex - 2012-02-17, 09:00 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-17, 09:07 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by weBex - 2012-02-17, 09:12 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 10:04 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by Odin A. - 2012-02-20, 01:30 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-17, 11:06 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-19, 09:23 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by Richard - 2012-02-20, 03:19 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by MSD - 2012-02-19, 02:37 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-19, 03:24 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by SpiritRocks - 2012-02-20, 05:53 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by Career Country - 2012-02-20, 12:59 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 01:00 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 01:12 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 01:52 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by Odin A. - 2012-02-20, 02:26 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 03:00 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by Richard - 2012-02-20, 09:00 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 10:02 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by Richard - 2012-02-20, 10:30 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 11:07 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by - G33K - - 2012-02-20, 11:53 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-21, 12:49 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by play-connect - 2012-02-20, 03:34 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by AlliedManiac - 2012-02-20, 03:42 PM
RE: SupremeModz - by shawman6972 - 2012-02-21, 12:53 AM
RE: SupremeModz - by - G33K - - 2012-02-21, 01:03 AM

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