Please Review my Site

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Hey guys,

Have a new gaming site up based on World of Warcraft. Problem now is getting traffic and forum members. If you could please review my forum tell me what could be changed/added. If your feeling really helpful you could even sign up and maybe create a post or two? Would help out a lot.

New forum so until I get more members you do not need to provide email so no email verification is required to sign up.

http://www.yourwowguides.com/forum
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    Hi Sean

    I have alot of children (4) that play that game shhh i use to as well. I will have them run through as they know that game better then anyone (they play 24x7)

    Quick look .... nice !
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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    Nice looking forum. You have a lot of competition out there, so you're going to have to do something special to bring the users in. I like your theme, but I don't plan WoW so I won't be participating :p
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    Hey Luke see u in cpa tommorow.

    One thing I would do unless you are doing it already is take a few characters from different realms and join the largest guild and invite everyone to your site. Each server allows up to 10 toons and up to 100 on all servers. So basically you could create 20 characters and invite like 500 people pretty quick . Then rinse and repeat the 20 characters to a new guild. Think you got it now
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  • Profile picture of the author benjigbird
    its really nice, i dont even play WOW and it makes me wanna play
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    • Profile picture of the author sean3838
      Thanks for the feedback guys. Topniche that's a very good idea idk why I haven't thought of it. Thanks! Tell ur kids if they r looking for any guides I have a bunch on my homepage of that site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDuffo
    I think everything alright.
    Good job !
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  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    There are general rules when starting a new forum.

    Most common mistake: It's a brand new forum with almost no users, but there are dozens of sub forums. The bigger the forum, the emptier it looks. No one will join empty forums.

    In other words, create 5-10 sub forums instead of 30.
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  • Profile picture of the author eBayer
    It's a clean website. Nice job!
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  • Profile picture of the author rantrally
    The theme is great for a gaming-centric site. I think your biggest problem is that you lack content. Perhaps go and in self-populate the content or get your friends / family to help create content.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Background images and color combination is great.
    Definitely I like this site and I'm sure I'm gonna join soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author sean3838
      Thanks! And of course feel free to join!
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Really awesome design.
    Your concept totally different. Specially thanks for your background.
    Definitely great job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyro
    The template looks great! Really suits the target market in my opinion.

    In terms of increasing traffic try some of these tips:
    100 Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Monty82
    I have visited your site and it is good. Teenagers must like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ueon
    pretty good, i like the feel - maybe a bg image from the game?
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  • Profile picture of the author sunwear114
    Very nice web
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  • Profile picture of the author barnjoel
    I think the whole idea of a forum for guides is a bit overused imo, it might be a good start for now but think about every guild hosting site out there, they all have forums that people can post their guides, etc. You want to be original, stand out from the crowd and look the part at the same time. Your domain works even though it is using a stop word, "Your" but it gets the point across. My suggestion is to do some research, if you are really wanting to go with the forum idea look at tankspot for some ideas they have a clean, easy to navigate website for guides. If you want to go with the more original route than find yourself a gaming theme or something of the sort and really put time and effort into it and expect to see people flooding to your website. This is only my opinion as a wow player and a designer. It is all your choice and i hope you do well in all of your adventures.
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    • Profile picture of the author sean3838
      Originally Posted by barnjoel View Post

      I think the whole idea of a forum for guides is a bit overused imo, it might be a good start for now but think about every guild hosting site out there, they all have forums that people can post their guides, etc. You want to be original, stand out from the crowd and look the part at the same time. Your domain works even though it is using a stop word, "Your" but it gets the point across. My suggestion is to do some research, if you are really wanting to go with the forum idea look at tankspot for some ideas they have a clean, easy to navigate website for guides. If you want to go with the more original route than find yourself a gaming theme or something of the sort and really put time and effort into it and expect to see people flooding to your website. This is only my opinion as a wow player and a designer. It is all your choice and i hope you do well in all of your adventures.
      This is spectacular advice. Wish I could have known all this before a put all the time and effort into the current design. I kind of jumped into the niche without putting that much thought into it. I'll have to reconsider my approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author thester
    It looks very nice and suiting to your niche. good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidAllenNeron
    It's definitely too dark in my opinion.
    I think if you used a darker gray colour for the forum titles and info that would be better.
    but yeh, I'd try some different color schemes, other than that you're working with a forum.
    So the key there is to make sure it's easy to join.

    Make sure there is something unique, like a thumbs up / thumbs down of some kind that is themed for your site.

    Useful text editor for people to post with, .. like if you users post a lot of youtube videos of them playing the game, then find a good plugin that gives them more options for their videos.

    But the real deal is getting people to join.. make it easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author limaxa
    great one dude
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  • Profile picture of the author traveltext
    Nice looking forum, but you need to move quick with your marketing to beat the competition out there. Good luck with the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author khaspar
    Looks good.

    Not much of a gamer, but if I was, I would be there!!!

    Nice layout.

    Remove/replace the credit in footer?
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  • Profile picture of the author keithotzkie
    Its a cool looking forum..
    Im not a WoW player but I could try signing up there..
    Ill take a better look at it later this evening..
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    • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
      It is way to dark for me. When I land on a site like this,
      my first thought is, it's just a theme. Go and look at your completion and study there colors.

      Believe it or not, colors have a big influnce on vistors. Your's in to
      hard to read. I had to get closer to the screen just to read it.

      I play the game sometimes, but you color would may me click off and
      go to another.

      Best advice lighten it up and then present it to us again.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogfreakz
    I've peek in on the forum well the forum is good clean design this reminds me I haven't played WoW in a years might as well install it again ...
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  • Profile picture of the author learric
    Site looks good and seems to function properly. You probably aren't getting much traffic because of the incredible amount of competition in the WOW niche
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    • Profile picture of the author sean3838
      Thanks for all the feedback, I see a couple of you believe it is too dark. I will try and lighten it up a little.
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  • Profile picture of the author frivschool
    Thanks for your work!!
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  • Design is nice. But not interactive very much. I think gaming geeks like more interactivity.
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    • Profile picture of the author sean3838
      Originally Posted by System Wide Solutions View Post

      Design is nice. But not interactive very much. I think gaming geeks like more interactivity.
      Hey, thanks for the feedback. Can you give me an example? I have an armory and a forum those are pretty interactive features.
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