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#1

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First off, kudos to Citron for the great restoration. While browsing the old content, a couple thoughts crossed my mind in terms of new members and the forum as a whole.

1. If this forum is going to make a comeback, it needs to build trust. With all that's going on in the world today trust has become paramount. I'd bet there are old forum members browsing that would come back to the fray, but are hesitant. How do we build that trust back?

2. The separation of old and new content. It's been a few years since the old forum died and that should be acknowledged. By separating the forum we can give room for growth without being overwhelmed by the mass amount of old content. The next generation of posters should start new threads and not revive old ones. If an original thread had a lot of good content, the OP should link back to it.

It's going to take a long time to create an online community that men will once again want to be part of, but it's a challenge worth taking.

If it doesn't fit, force it... If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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#2

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hi dude, thank for your post.

Quote:1. If this forum is going to make a comeback, it needs to build trust. With all that's going on in the world today trust has become paramount. I'd bet there are old forum members browsing that would come back to the fray, but are hesitant. How do we build that trust back?

That's a great point and I was actually going to post about it.

When you talk about trust, what are you thinking about more exactly? The longevity of the forum (do you fear it could close)? Or is it more about sending information such as your IP?

I recently added a small warning on the registration page to recommend to use an unique password. This way people can't accuse me of "trying to steal password" as it wouldn't work to login in their other accounts.
Registration doesn't require mail verification, and people can put a temporary email, if they fear to disclose their real email. I'm thinking about putting the "email" field completely optional.

Another thing I'm thinking to do, is to put a small disclaimer under the logo, indicating that the forum isn't maintained by Roosh anymore. So nobody would think I'm trying to impersonate him. What's your opinion on that?

Basically we need to list:
  1. Which elements create mistrust and how to solve that
  2. Ways to increase trust

Quote:2. The separation of old and new content. It's been a few years since the old forum died and that should be acknowledged. By separating the forum we can give room for growth without being overwhelmed by the mass amount of old content. The next generation of posters should start new threads and not revive old ones. If an original thread had a lot of good content, the OP should link back to it.

I'm unsure about that. The mass amount of old content is what gives value to the forum.
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#3

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For trust I'd say some transparency into how the forum is being hosted and to what extent things are logged, such as IPs. Not enough info to give bad actors any ideas though. The password bit is good and it may be beneficial to make the email optional, but a workaround would needed for password recovery with username based accounts (recovery questions?). 

A pinned post on posting/account safety is great. I would add using a non-logging VPN and browsers best for privacy for those that are extra cautious.

Quote:Another thing I'm thinking to do, is to put a small disclaimer under the logo, indicating that the forum isn't maintained by Roosh anymore. So nobody would think I'm trying to impersonate him. What's your opinion on that?

Great idea. You could throw in a link to a pinned post there explaining the state of the forum, new rules, etc. I believe it would be a good idea to distance this version of the forum from Roosh as much as possible. Out of respect and to avoid issues down the road. We'll have to ride on his legacy at the beginning until the forum can form into something new.

One idea that ran across my mind was to have a time limit until a new account can post (1 week max). Wouldn't hurt to force all new users to post in an "Introduce Yourself" thread either to encourage a sense of community.


Quote:I'm unsure about that. The mass amount of old content is what gives value to the forum.

Agreed, but I think there is value in having an area where there is only new content. I'm not saying to put the old/new forums on different domains. Reorganizing the content would be the aim. Below is what I have in mind:

- Game
    - Game Archive
- Travel
    - Travel Archive
etc.

OR

- Archive
- New Game
- New Travel
etc.

If it doesn't fit, force it... If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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#4

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I've added the disclaimer below the logo. You can click my nick on it to get you to the announcement where I've added some notes about privacy & security.
Does it look good? Does the link on my nick look like it is a link?

Here's a list I've found on google about lurkers. It gives many points to work on.


Quote:Understanding the Lurker

Every lurker is different, which means there is no magic bullet for getting every lurker to start posting. But the following are a few reasons that many lurkers choose not to post:

    Posting requires logging in and log in procedures are cumbersome
    Posting requires creating an account and account creation procedures are cumbersome
    Security procedures on your website are weak and poster is concerned about stolen information
    Anonymity is not protected by your site
    Posts aren’t monitored on your site, which is creating a toxic environment
    A few active posters are dominating the conversations
    New opinions or new members are belittled by some posters
    Brand representatives seem robotic or dry
    There are no or few meaningful benefits to posting
    Potential poster is shy or insecure

Each reason requires different solutions, ranging from game-like incentives to using the right language to dealing with a toxic comment section. The best solutions are simple and cover multiple of the reasons above.

IMO getting posters would automatically increase the trust. People would see that the forum is widely used and nothing bad happens to anyone.

About reorganizing the content, I don't think I'll do that. I fear that'd confuse everyone, and the new forums will look empty and unattractive.
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#5

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Quote:Does it look good? Does the link on my nick look like it is a link?

Notes in the announcement are good. I'd add a static underline to the nickname link to indicate it's clickable. Checked it on my end through dev tools and the underline has pop, but up to you.

Decent points on the lurkers. Some of those points are addressed in the announcement so that should make people more willing to post.

Quote:About reorganizing the content, I don't think I'll do that. I fear that'd confuse everyone, and the new forums will look empty and unattractive.

Possible it can cause confusion. Good with me either way. If enough people start posting that will recycle the content regardless.

If it doesn't fit, force it... If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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#6

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@Cronus, I've just discovered this forum by chance and when I looked at it, a wave of excitement went through me - I was deeply saddened by the demise of RVF some 3 years ago, and the sudden loss of the immense wealth of knowledge. But you, Sir, have brought all that back to life. I just want to say a massive THANK YOU for setting this forum up!


Edit: I meant 'Citron' and not 'Cronus' - it must have been the excitement. Or the dementia.
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#7

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(09-27-2022, 07:39 PM)Newton1600 Wrote:  @Cronus, I've just discovered this forum by chance and when I looked at it, a wave of excitement went through me - I was deeply saddened by the demise of RVF some 3 years ago, and the sudden loss of the immense wealth of knowledge. But you, Sir, have brought all that back to life. I just want to say a massive THANK YOU for setting this forum up!

Ha, I didn't restore the forum. Give the thanks to Citron Wink

Welcome to the forum!

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