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How many new threads do you start daily on your forums?

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Not having new threads on a constant basis can cause the forum to go stale and it really hinders its growth. I try to have around 4-5 new threads a day AT LEAST, even if we have many replies anyway. It keeps the content fresh and my members engaged.

 

How many threads a day do you start in your community?

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Not having new threads on a constant basis can cause the forum to go stale and it really hinders its growth. I try to have around 4-5 new threads a day AT LEAST, even if we have many replies anyway. It keeps the content fresh and my members engaged.

 

How many threads a day do you start in your community?

 

I'm starting about 2/3 threads per day. I prefer answering on other people's threads, its kinda easier :D.

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At this point, I would say maybe 2 or 3 for sure, but then I really step it up on other days and may have 10 new ones throughout the day. It really just depends on what's going on and how the community feels. If we're all actively talking already in various threads, then I don't feel the need to push new threads quite as much.

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I don't usually make threads. On other forums, I'm more of a contributer to threads, mainly by those asking for technical advice regarding their computer.

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Good question. I only ever start threads when I want to ask a question or I'm genuinely interested in discussing a topic. So for me, it's zero on most days, and a couple here and there each month.

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I post less than five but more often none because I like to encourage our users to start their own threads. If everyone follows one person around who is creating threads then you can face problems if that person is away or ill for whatever reason. By encouraging the community to look after itself these problems are less likely to occur.

 

Also it can often seem a bit annoying if it's always the same person starting threads - particularly if they're predictable - so by encouraging new direction in existing discussions you don't steal the limelight and somebody else gets the credit for starting the new topic.

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I don't set a specific limit for myself. I only create new threads that I actually want to talk about, not a bunch of filler.

 

But it seems that I have 3-5 new topics per day normally just while I'm working on everyday things.

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Personally I only start threads relating to updates on the forum, events, and rule changes these days unless Im feeling in good mood LOL. However I have 6 Moderators and 4 Supermoderators. Each of these are expected to do at least 3 threads a day if they can. I understand thats not always possible, however if only half manage it and the others do 1 thats 21 new threads a day even if a member only ever replies.

 

My forum practically runs itself these days to be honest, however as with all forums it occasionally needs a kick and when it does Im back there. We are currently on our way toward 750,000 posts and hoping to hit that in the next 3 months.

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I haven't got my forum running yet so I don't have any statistics to report. Just curious. Does it make any difference if all the new threads were to be made at one go? Or would it be better if they are made like, say, one per hour?

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I haven't got my forum running yet so I don't have any statistics to report. Just curious. Does it make any difference if all the new threads were to be made at one go? Or would it be better if they are made like, say, one per hour?

 

On a daily thing, Ive never found it to make much difference either way on a busy forum as the newer topics tend to keep being bumped to the top anyway. On a very new forum I would split them up over the day. What I wouldnt recommend is doing say 10 in a day then none the next, if your gonna do this thread split it 5 one day and 5 the next.

 

What I have done before now is make a list of topic titles I am going to post up in notepad as and when I think of them. That way I can just pick a couple each day without having to think of what to post LOL.

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Threads are the lifelines of a forum! To me it is highly important that we keep starting atleast 3-5 threads on a daily basis. This keeps spurring more and more new discussions and the forum would seem ever so active!

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I usually start two or three threads on my forum every day. Its a small forum with 900 posts and and 50 members. I want to be careful not to spam my forum with too many unanswered topics. I will create more then 3 topics per day once I get at least 50 active members.

 

Greg

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I... actually don't, at all. Haha. My site forums are mainly run by my forum moderators. I'm too caught up with working with the main websites/blogs that I barely have time to even work on the forums. I just browse it from time to time to check if there's anything new or if there are issues to be handled. Usually, the mods will just tell me if there are problems, anyway.

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I'm usually talkative enough where I will just randomly create threads simply because I want to talk about something new. Or I will notice that another thread is starting to go off on a tangent, so I create a new thread to start a conversation on that tangent. I think this helps create content that is more organic (plus helps keep members "on topic" within a thread).

I've found that if the new threads don't feel organic, they are less likely to take off, so instead of giving myself a quota, I usually just post as things come to my mind or that are inspired by what other people are posting about.

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