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A message board without the staples
Use a bulletin board to let people say they have been there
By Areiah Kayte - 17th August 2000 - Back to News
Tell us your opinion See what others have saidA great way to make your site more interactive with its visitors is to upload a message board on which people can leave their mark.
A message board can be a great way to learn about your incoming traffic. People generally use bulletin boards to post their opinions about your site and leave questions for yourself and other visitors.
This aspect of the site can become useful as it inspires people to return back to your page to read replies and see what effect they have had.
There are two ways of running a message board, moderated or unmoderated.
Moderated means that any message awaitng posting will not go up unless it is approved by an administrator. This can put an end to unwanted material creeping its way onto the site like spam and advertisements.
Unmoderated means that messages will be posted immediately without needing approving by anyone. If you choose this display, make sure you are aware of what you are letting yourself in for. Much uncensored material may wreak havoc on your site. There may also be liabilities involved with the material that gets shown.
Still, if you think the messageboard idea through you will see that it is a valuable additive, not only for the on-line public but for yourself as well. You can enter announcements and messages of your own.
Using a message board can make a world of difference to the sucess of your site. Have a look around and you will find something that is just right for you.
For more information, or to get yourself a message board, click here...
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