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Several weeks ago, I asked our community about their thoughts on using multiple accounts to falsely boost activity in a new online community. Today, we'll be looking over all of the responses to my questions and breaking down the pros and cons of using fake member accounts on an online forum to make a website appear more popular.

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A community can bring a sense of family, friendship, loyalty, and even love. It's no wonder you may struggle with banning a member from your forum, even if they are acting out of line. Perhaps you still hold hope that the user can improve their behavior and follow the official rules. It's always important to consider alternative consequences to banning, and there's many reasons why. Keep reading to learn how to deal with negative or disruptive community members!

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As a forum owner or community founder, you are probably well aware of the growing pains that many online discussion boards face. With both free and affordable forum software being available to everyone from experienced adults to much younger children, there is hardly ever a shortage of competition. In 2019, even obscure niches have dedicated forums, pages on Reddit, and groups on Facebook sprouting up. It should be no surprise that building a popular website is more difficult than ever. These 10 quick tips will help you grow your forum from an empty webpage into a thriving community. #10 )...

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It only takes a quick glance at the histories of the most famous companies and internet giants to see the benefits of sharing websites with family, friends, school peers, and local businesses. It wasn't too long ago that Facebook began as a poorly written social network in the dorms of Harvard and quickly spread through word of mouth. Maybe we would still be on Myspace if Mark Zuckerberg had kept it all to himself. It's not uncommon to hear about the most famous forums and discussion boards in the hallways of middle schools, high schools, and colleges. And in today's...

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As a fellow webmaster, I probably do not need to explain the possible horrors and implications of upgrading your favorite web software to a newer version. There are plugin updates to worry about, designs and templates that might become unusable, and if you hired a cheap web developer it's always possible they didn't follow the official guidelines for modifying the core system. However, they are not only worth it, but sometimes desperately needed. One of the most common upgrades for a software like WordPress, XenForo, or another online system to power your community or content, is a security patch. These...

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