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Revenue Generation and Spam Avoidance on Forums

Thread Title: Advanced Profiles and Find Services Thread Url: http://www.searchguild.com/tpage17036-0.html Thread Description:

Search Guild have an experiment going where their members can get an advanced profile - Kind of like an editable extension of the usual stuff you see in a forum profile. Cost: $40

Chris thinks they can do it without attracting spammers, im not so sure :) but the fee should help for sure...

What do you think? Will inviting members to list their services and post up to 3 urls increase posts and give a little back to those that contribute or is it gonna be a spam fest?

Blocking Trolls - A useful way to keep bothersome posters off a forum.

Thread Title: Blocking IP of anonymizers - Foiling Trolls Thread Url: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum39/2780.htm Thread Description:

This isn't a highly technical description of how to do this, but then again, I'm not a highly technical guy. It's nice to have some good ideas to PASS to the technical guys when problem users arise. Those really annoying trolls can be a real pain, so it's nice when you can make it difficult for them to be difficult. keyplyr suggests a nice simple way to keep away some of those difficult users in one fell swoop.

SEO/Webmaster Forums and the dreaded bell-shaped curve

Thread Title: SEO/Webmaster Forums and the dreaded bell-shaped curve Thread Url: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum103/218.htm Thread Description:

"Did you ever launch a forum only to watch it die a prompt or slow, agonizing death?"

It's a familiar story to the old forum refugees. Having pointed many times to Clay Shirky's "own worst enemy" article (you can search, find it youself), I'm not sure if the death spiral can be broken --extended perhaps.

Alexa graphs and the big bad bell curve:

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