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Camlann
 Posted: Apr 29 2017, 10:42 PM
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I'm hoping this is where to post this, I'm still fairly new to posting instead of lurking so here it goes.

So, I've got an idea, a pretty set up board, and have set some rules up for the RP I currently want to do. But I've worked on these things by myself, and having asked around to friends that roleplay, realized that I'm pretty much on my own for this forum. Now I'm in a particular situation where I have this thing I want to do, it's all set up, but I don't even know where to start. I don't have a base of people that I talked over this idea with or will start right away, it's just me and despite having been a mod in the past on other sites, have no idea where to begin with a forum when it's just that. And, despite reading a ton on here about how to promote and things, I still feel as if I need a player base before I even start promoting, as if to say "come join us" instead of "come start with us!" if that makes sense.

How do other sites do it? Do you have a set admin group that you cull together first from people you already know to be reliable/semi-reliable or do you rely on the hope for strangers to take interest route through promotion on other forums to get things off the ground?

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CamilleNicole
 Posted: Apr 30 2017, 06:19 PM
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You'll want a few admins to give the illusion of activity at first but you can definitely start promoting once you have that.

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Mikachu
 Posted: Jul 11 2017, 04:22 AM
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Personally, I have a few friends usually interested in the idea before I proceed with making it happen so I know people will be posting besides me posting to myself, but activity breeds activity, even if you *have* to RP with yourself in a few threads with different characters. It makes people think you are more active and they are more prone to join up, but just be up front and tell them that you need help with things. Hardly anyone logical will tell you off and instead help you however they can.

The ones I have alongside me aren't Staff at all, but they are still there for me when I need support. I have built my site essentially by myself from the ground up, so if you keep that goal in your mind of the place being awesome later, that should drive you on to do everything all the more intense to make it happen.
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