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Posted 19 March 2002 - 06:32 AM
Replies To: Forums???
Posted 19 March 2002 - 06:57 AM
Or you could get pissed at Chris and </d.i.c.> and stomp off like a bitch, have a bunch of other people build a site for you and call yourself a 'web developer'.... Sorry, that was a ramble for some one who shall remain un-named due to their pansy-ass status!
Consider what you want in the forum, just wanting to have one and be an admin is the wrong reason.
BTW, choose a domain name that reflects what you are trying to acomplish in the site.
(Edited by SlashRaid at 9:00 am on Mar. 19, 2002)
Posted 19 March 2002 - 07:25 AM
Posted 19 March 2002 - 08:12 AM
LMAO!!! Still want to buy it, 轐.00 gets you both...:biggrin:
Why the need to create yet another web dev site??? Why wouldn't you take the time to add value to </d.i.c.>??? It's a lot cheaper and time saving. :smile: Maybe if you were making a business out of it like Marko or something.... Even then the net is over flowing with wannabe web dev sites.... Do you have a viable business plan or are you planning on disguising a personal site as a business???
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to get you down or flame you.... I'm just seeing how much thought you have really put in to it.
*buys CodeByNature.com &.net, gives to BBN* :wink:
(Edited by SlashRaid at 10:59 am on Mar. 19, 2002)
Posted 19 March 2002 - 08:20 AM
Posted 19 March 2002 - 08:56 AM
Posted 19 March 2002 - 09:47 AM
My suggestion, find a new name an orginal slogan and start a personal site, but don't put any money in to is and practice your skills and when you think your read for a client that wants an ebusiness site with a merchant account and they want to accept credit cards online, you'll be ready. :D
Believe me, I have plenty of experience in starting businesses. :D
Ya, I've done two professionaly paids sites so far. And I am going for an acually business site. Not just to own a site. I'm confused on what you say about instead of creating another forum, help build up d.i.c. Do you need help??? If you guys need some help with anything, please let me know, I'd be glad to help out. Ya, 轐 sounds fair! lmao Maybe I should buy domain before I think about making them. I bet theres some telepathic web designer out there.
Posted 19 March 2002 - 11:48 AM
If you wanna start something, I'll tell you right now, it's very very tough. The resources and time you will spend is just phenominal. Most people don't realize exactly what it takes and it shows because a few weeks/months into the 'timeline' the site just dissapears.
This site has been around for a year, I spent over 8 hours a day marketing it for the first 3 months, every waking minute was spent posting, advertising, etc. etc.
The one big thing I guess I want to say is that I am personally tired of FORUM sites, meaning... sites with JUST a forum... yes... dream.in.code revolves mainly around the forums, but out of that has spawned the resources, tutorials, articles, store, IRC chat, interviews, and the many contests.
I would like to see people create more dynamic sites that revolved less around the forums and more around the content and news. It's tough, but it's worth it in the end to have something that is fairly unique and successful. Creating a spin-off on someone elses ideas will not be succesful unless you can outdo me or others like me. Not a competition, just saying... you're up against a lot.
Posted 19 March 2002 - 11:51 AM
I still have an outstanding bill for 躔 for 1 month, yes 1 MONTH of hosting. Think about that before you start something that you plan to be big :)
Posted 19 March 2002 - 03:36 PM
better of starting as a freelancer, and working at your own career. cause as weve said in the past, their are too many #### forums already, and most of them dont have the content/people/peronality to keep us their.
Posted 19 March 2002 - 03:58 PM
If I want to talk to people, I want a forum that will ALWAYS (24-7) have people CURRENTLY ON THE BOARDS to answer my questions of just chill with. dream.in.code BARELY accomplishes this for my needs, and there's over 1000 members here. I WILL NOT COME TO YOUR FORUMS if you don't always have a variety of people on at all times.
Money is a huge figure in the game of resource sites. As chris stated before, 躔 bill for 1 month, ONE MONTH! I know you don't have money like that brendan.
So there you have it. My recommendation if you want a site with forums, make your site a personal/biz site like mine, and link to dreamincode for your forums :biggrin:
I hope that was easy enough to understand
Posted 19 March 2002 - 04:10 PM
you da man eko.
To illustrate this further, The only reason my signup date spans back so far is because Chris made me signup back when the site was new and young. I was almost never on it because there was almost no activity. I just recently showed back up a few months ago and joined in the ongoing action. That's the way I like it.