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Old 18 Apr 2017, 07:09
Flipfloptrader Flipfloptrader is offline
 
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Hi all,

I have only had my forum running for 4 weeks but looking for some feedback in terms of layout and design.

Obviously my opinion is biased as it's my project and would like to think it looks reasonably good but I am aware there can always be improvements.

Any suggestions appreciated.

https://flipfloptrader.com
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Old 18 Apr 2017, 12:26
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First of all - default style with changed logo and colours doesn't look appealing at all, but if this a 4 weeks old forum I can forgive that.

What are your plans? You looking to create a bigger community?


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Old 18 Apr 2017, 12:34
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Originally Posted by create365 View Post
First of all - default style with changed logo and colours doesn't look appealing at all, but if this a 4 weeks old forum I can forgive that.

What are your plans? You looking to create a bigger community?


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Hi,

Yes, ideally would love to create a growing community of Forex traders.

Haha, see I like the default style with changed logo...can i ask what you don't like and why?

I'm not a big fan of the blue text, but can't decide what would look better.

--------------- Added 18 Apr 2017 at 14:33 ---------------

What are people's thoughts on the Seamus skin?

http://www.bluepearl-skins.com/forum...uct/46-seamus/

--------------- Added 19 Apr 2017 at 00:18 ---------------

Decided to try a nice theme by Thelastsuperman. Quite like it....thoughts appreciated.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 16:32
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Honestly, this stands no chance of gaining any traction looking like a site built in 1999. Nobody will look at this community and initially think "forex trading"
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Old 23 Apr 2017, 05:23
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Originally Posted by fanyap View Post
Honestly, this stands no chance of gaining any traction looking like a site built in 1999. Nobody will look at this community and initially think "forex trading"
Thanks for the feedback.

Do you have any suggestions rather than being blunt?
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Old 23 Apr 2017, 16:28
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If you like the default style then you can give this theme I made a shot: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=321753

It's based on the default style but a bit more modern.
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Old 24 Apr 2017, 10:02
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I've added a test home page at https://flipfloptrader.com/wp

Any comments welcome...still trying to find the right images.
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Old 24 Apr 2017, 13:58
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Originally Posted by Flipfloptrader View Post
Thanks for the feedback.

Do you have any suggestions rather than being blunt?
Yes, get a custom vBulletin design for your site and focus on experience + branding. Separate yourself from the thousands of other dead forums using a default vB setup.
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Old 28 Apr 2017, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Dave View Post
If you like the default style then you can give this theme I made a shot: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=321753

It's based on the default style but a bit more modern.
I really like this, Dave, appreciate the heads up.
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Old 15 Mar 2018, 09:14
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Well, the forum turned 1 yesterday. Extremely pleased with it but also equally aware at how hard it is to grow a community from nothing. Tempted to try Adwords but not sure what impact, if any, they'll have.

Started to rank for a few keywords on UK google (my main demographic it seems) but it gets quite depressing sometimes seeing zero activity.
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Old 15 Mar 2018, 11:00
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Originally Posted by Flipfloptrader View Post
Well, the forum turned 1 yesterday. Extremely pleased with it but also equally aware at how hard it is to grow a community from nothing. Tempted to try Adwords but not sure what impact, if any, they'll have.

Started to rank for a few keywords on UK google (my main demographic it seems) but it gets quite depressing sometimes seeing zero activity.
I've been doing this forum thing for 18 years now and developing websites in their various forms since 1991. I have yet to see any concrete evidence of advertising working unless a site is so niche specific that it has no established competition.
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Old 15 Mar 2018, 12:12
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Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
I've been doing this forum thing for 18 years now and developing websites in their various forms since 1991. I have yet to see any concrete evidence of advertising working unless a site is so niche specific that it has no established competition.
Thanks for the insight.

Any pointers to establish a more fluid, growing community?
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Old 14 Apr 2018, 11:45
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Site looks good and clean. I like the color you used for your forum.

Just a thing needs to improve on your forum is, you need to have more members join and posting on it. That's will help it to look better.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 13:27
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Originally Posted by Mattwhf View Post
Site looks good and clean. I like the color you used for your forum.

Just a thing needs to improve on your forum is, you need to have more members join and posting on it. That's will help it to look better.
Well that therein lies the problem. How to generate extra registrations and have them post?
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Old 21 Apr 2018, 12:45
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How to generate extra registrations and have them post?
On my forum, there is a post that sharing advice to increase members and posts for a new forum

https://forumweb.hosting/11228-how-t...new-forum.html

You can get ideas from them.

Hope that helped.
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