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    Having a "babe" forum

    Hey,
    I am starting up a poker site and my site is for over 18s only.

    I am thinking of having a babe forum for premium members.

    Does anyone have any thoughts or experience on this?
    What should be allowed? How to manage it? Is it used?

    Thanks
    John
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    I have had some past experience in this niche and I have had mixed experiences. It is very easy to build traffic to such a website however it is very hard to turn that traffic into money. My site was receiving up to 10,000 unique visits per day and I was only just breaking even. Some months I wouldn’t even do that.

    You need to be careful as I am sure there are a lot of female poker players that would be put off by the idea, also a lot of advertisers don’t like advertising on websites with adult content such as this. I can’t see it adding much to the forum in this case… if anything it just brings down the professionalism that you have obviously done a great job of achieving thus far.

    My advice would be to steer clear.

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    Thanks for the advise Jon

    Appreciate it.
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    Also, unless you have a surefire way of checking that your users are all over the age of 18, you will probably get a lot of kids finding their way in to look at free boobs. I would also recommend steering clear. You don't want idiots spamming up your board with "OMGBOOBSLOLOLOL!!!!1111ONE"

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    The forum would be for premium members only, I doubt many people would signup for premium membership to look at a few pics
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    If you want to run a serious poker forum I wouldn't recommend this.

    Basically it says "hey my users are a bunch of hormonal early twenties guys".

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    Yeah I have decided not to go with this.

    I am just looking for a professional image so I don't want anything to ruin that.

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    Poker and babes really don't go.....so no, don't do it.


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