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Forums and Guestbooks - Are They Right For Your Website?
By: Pat Ransom
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  • Forums and Guestbooks - Are They Right For Your Website?
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    You will need to pay regular attention to your forum, as people can put on inappropriate entries. It often helps if you have a friend who will help moderate the site for you, as they may be able to go onto it to check the entries at times when you are not available.

    The more successful your forum, the more work you will need to do!

    So, are Guestbook and Forums right for you?

    There is nothing to stop you trying a Forum or Guestbook on your website - but be prepared for these to take quite a while to get off the ground. There is nothing more disheartening than setting it all up and sitting back and then seeing nothing for possibly months (except for spam!).

    But if you are prepared to wait you may very well be pleasantly surprised, and you may find that it works for you.

    Consider carefully though the subject matter of your website, and think if you were visiting this sort of site would it make you want to leave a comment, or ask a question on a forum? If you are simply selling something the answer is probably 'no', as you will simply be going from site to site looking for the best deals. If you are giving information as well, however, you may find a forum useful to attract people to your site.

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