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    vBulletin: False Advertising?

    vBulletin's slogan is "Instant Community."

    There is no such thing as an "Instant Community." Theres so much more involved in building a community than giving up a hundred-something bucks and slapping up some code on a site.

    There might be code that could produce a successful community but without people that code is nothing.

    So isin't this "Instant Community" along the same lines of false advertising?
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    it depends on how you look at it. Do you expect everything to be given to you? You have builders build a house. Then there's a house. It ain't a home until people move in. You put vB on your site it's there, you have the framework. Yeah you need to gewt people there, but hey....you know what they say....batteries not included.

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    SitePoint Zealot sparkele's Avatar
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    Yeah, that does make sense. But still, communities arent built in a day.
    http://www.promotionbase.com/article/131
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    how many members do you need to have before your forum is a community ?

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    Its different for every site...

    Some sites need only say, 100 people. Or you could need a community like sitepoint, where you need thousands of people.
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    Originally posted by sparkele
    Its different for every site...

    Some sites need only say, 100 people. Or you could need a community like sitepoint, where you need thousands of people.
    No, site needs 100 people to have a community. No site needs thousands of people to have a community. I am a member of an online community with 12 members in it and it is a very vibrant and enjoyable community.

    It all depends on what your goals are and how you implement your ideas.
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    It's just a term... the software is the instant "means" for a community

    It's like how they say coke is refreshing.... can they guaruntee that!?

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    the forum I run on my laptop has only one user but it's very active

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    Originally posted by Sh0t
    the forum I run on my laptop has only one user but it's very active
    wtf?! LOL
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    Originally posted by Sh0t
    the forum I run on my laptop has only one user but it's very active
    Thats great....
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