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Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum.
To Pete:

You are right in some cases, man. I mean, sure starting out your own QB website journey with a forum is such a pretty risky if not even an iffy move (at least to some), BUT, with the right formula like you have just mentioned which was...........

Quote:Tek of NeoZones once posted on the last version of NeoZones before it disappeared: "Back in the day, a good recipe for [a QBasic site] was rather simple. A laundry list of downloadable files, links, tutorials, questions and answers, the infamous discussion forum, and some other goodies. Stir a user system in to the mix, sprinkle with the ever pervasive link to the top-sites list, and decorate with a couple webrings. You've got yourself a formula for success. And don't forget about your RPG that's in the works, either."

If you look at Semerkoala's site, it's following the "laundry list" recipe for a QB's just based entirely on a forum. So cut him some slack.

All beginning QB sites start with almost no visitors... for the first month of Pete's QBasic Site, I think I got less than 100 hits. Pigeon's GBGames site took a few months of daily updates to pass 200 hits (I was checking the site out on the other day). But it was regular updates and devotion that made my site and GBGames thrive. The same is true for V Planet!, which took a long time with regular updates before it became popular.

Think of this site as a standard HTML site, and think of Semerkoala as the webmaster rather than the admin. If he keeps working on his site and adds content regularly, (expecially UNIQUE content), it can become a worthwhile site and a valuable resource. Who knows, Semerkoala QB could evolve into the next

..........then, it has a potential at success, I will give you that! Big Grin ! And so, let me be the first one ever to cut Semerkoala some slack, alright? I mean, really, he is a newbie to the QB45/QB71 community and all, and whether he wants to do it on his forumboard or a website in good ‘ol .HTML format, I want to wish him such excellently good fortune on his website. Definitely! Wink It is all up to him on what he wants to do with his site, after all, so, it is absolutely fair that he is to be given a real chance here, and you are doing such an awesome job on giving him a shot indeed, Pete! Way to go, my man!!

And let me tell you something, normally, while forum-only QB sites brutally bite the dust really quickly (mainly due to ONE fatal flaw: LACK OF REAL QB CONTENT! Sad ! ), only a handful indeed like NeoZones and were pure successes due to a lot of real QB content and the formula that you were talking about, even though they *apparently* started out as forumboards indeed! (And boy, it can be quite scary to some — :o — I know now!)

Once more, I want to wish Semerkoala well on his site ( Big Grin ! ), and I thank you again. Peace!! ^_- !


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Messages In This Thread
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by semerkoala - 07-26-2004, 06:34 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by barok - 07-27-2004, 12:36 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by KiZ - 07-27-2004, 01:45 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by Fling-master - 07-27-2004, 03:48 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by barok - 07-27-2004, 04:53 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by Sumo Jo - 07-27-2004, 07:31 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by relsoft - 07-27-2004, 12:25 PM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by Pete - 07-27-2004, 08:28 PM
Pete, look, you *could* be on to something there. ;) - by Adigun A. Polack - 07-27-2004, 09:31 PM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by barok - 07-28-2004, 01:35 AM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by Rhiannon - 07-28-2004, 08:16 PM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by tv_3 - 08-25-2004, 10:45 PM
Semerkoala QB. New QB Forum. - by KiZ - 08-26-2004, 01:01 AM

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