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Located in Website Reviews and Appraisals started by vital, Dec 7, 2017.

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  1. vital

    vital Established Member

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    Hi guys,

    I put seoforum.com together in the last few months. All the work has been done by myself in my spare time (I am not a designer), so please take that in account :)

    Make sure you check a thread as well. Example: https://seoforum.com/thread/lets-encrypt-is-it-equally-good-for-seo-as-any-other-paid-certificate

    There is a lot more to check if you have minute or two.

    I'll be happy for every review, positive or negative. Just keep it honest and constructive, so I can eventually improve it, or just remove it completely if it's so bad :/.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. J-B

    J-B New Member

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    It looks very nice, actually.
     
  3. Sophia Alice

    Sophia Alice Domainer VIP

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    you got a nice domain for the forum and the design is good as well

    if you allow signatures and links on profile that will be even more good
     
  4. vital

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    Thank you @Sophia Alice

    Users may fill their website/bio in settings, so it shows up on their profile page. I don't want to motivate spammers to spam all day long in order to get free links from signatures. Other than that, it takes valuable space in threads - it does defocus visitors from topic content and they have to train kind of "signature blindness" to skip signatures when reading through posts. That's how I think about signatures.
     
  5. Sophia Alice

    Sophia Alice Domainer VIP

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    Not exactly , visitors participate more on threads for their website exposure

    this gives you interactions and they get some traffic and links

    its like give and take policy :)

    not everyone is a spammer ..

    anyways it was just my suggestion ...
     
  6. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Active Member VIP

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    Looks more like Q&A site than a forum...
     
  7. vital

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    You can post thread either as a discussion or Q&A. If you choose Q&A, you'll be able to select best answer that solved your problem. Also, users may see that your thread has been posted as Q&A and if the icon is green it means the question has been answered (you have accepted answer) already.
     
  8. vital

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    From results of our poll:
    - most visitors/people searching the web for information don't like to read through signatures
    - most users want to have signatures to promote their webistes

    I've implemented user scores (reputation) and rewards for posting, answering, upvoting, etc.
    I don't really want to mess with signatures, but thank you for your honest suggestion. I appreciate you took a look at it and commented.
     
  9. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    As a filler giving the domain content versus simply parking it is fine.

    This forum namepros is Xenforo. Others are vbulletin. Even the free openware mybb would make a better forum than whatever you used.
     
  10. Makise

    Makise Girl, who likes Anime VIP

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    how much seoforum.com?

    i like a xenforo (namepros use xenforo)
    check a new 2.0.0 versions
     
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  13. DotComWriters

    DotComWriters Established Member

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    Amazing name and I dig the minimalist design. What software/theme did you use?
     
  14. CrazyTech

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    Welcome to the controversy of what a forum should look like.

    I am personally more of a fan of the traditional forum like you see here on Namepros with threaded discussions. The Q&A format does do better on mobile, so I think you can overcome some of the issues that accompany the Q&A style.

    Overall, the site doesn't look bad. I think the brand aspect of the forum is a little weak. It's really clean - which is a great start - but it doesn't have anything that sticks out in my mind.

    It's an excellent domain and I think you can recoup any investment (within reason) that you put into it. As an older school fan of forums myself, this particular topic is one that jives well with a forum over and above social media.
     
  15. lock

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    Looks great and I also like the domain name.
     
  16. Goku

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    Site looks nice but you should use a different more widely accepted forum software.
     
  17. dojo

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    Looks really nice. What script are you using? I love its minimalist look
     
  18. HMS Naveen

    HMS Naveen New Member

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    The website Design and loading speed on is great.
     
  19. ch_dom

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    This is flarum is it? A nice domain as well.
     
  20. lock

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    I want to see categories I want to see an active forum before I think to participate looks like a blog.I would be using a script like BB. Mind you best domain I like a lot. I hate the script.
     
  21. nameaura

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    good domain
    you using flarum right
     
  22. vital

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    Update: deployed early update to the site today. This is major rewrite to the project, with full redesign and a lot of added functions. Not finished yet, but it's coming in a week or two. Meantime, you can post your feedback :)

    My post as a test: https://seoforum.com/thread/2018-major-seoforum-rewrite

    @xynames Thanks, but I don't like Xenforo too much

    @Makise can't reveal the price

    @Amar D Thanks, but I am working on my own forum

    @asset.domains Thank you, I appreciate it!

    @DotComWriters Thanks mate. I wrote it from scratch, so it's nothing publicly available.

    @CrazyTech Thank you for your opinion. I totally understand what you're talking about, and I was working on that. The redesign is now out and I think it works a little bit better, talking about the brand aspect. What do you think?

    @lock Thank you!

    @Goku Maybe yes, maybe not. It's my hobby project, so I try to build it myself. The good thing is, I have full control over the codebase, so I can build whatever feature I want.

    @dojo Thank you. The design is now gone, so I hope you'll like current one too :)

    @HMS Naveen Nope it's not :) Thank you.

    @lock Sorry you hate it, but I've deployed update earlier today. Is it better?

    @nameaura Thank you and nope, not flarum :)
     
  23. Bohdan

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    It's Laravel + Vue.js
     
  24. mr-x

    mr-x Acme Domains Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Nicely done. Competitive niche.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018 at 9:56 PM
  25. vital

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    Thanks and yeah, definitely competitive. I don't think I can compete with old communities and content websites that put in a lot of money and effort. Actually, I wouldn't build it at all if I wasn't passionate about it...
     

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