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post Feb 17 2012, 01:54 PM
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Whatever happened on 28 June 2007?
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post Feb 17 2012, 01:57 PM
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Mike must have put some dodgy pictures up.
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post Feb 21 2012, 02:47 PM
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Seems a weird date indeed. In the summer so there's no Milan games and it wasn't even a Euro/WC year!
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acid911
post Feb 21 2012, 03:08 PM
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Agreed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) I'd think this place would have a hard time topping 200 users any given time, seeing how this forum rolls. Only logical reason I'd imagine this would have happened is maybe the forum got featured on a really popular website, sports site, or AC Milan blog, etc. And a lot of members signed up.

We did win the 2007 CL a few weeks earlier, so. But it's still is one big mystery! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) Unsolvable one, at that.
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post Feb 21 2012, 03:14 PM
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It doesn't have to be something special. Probably 60-70% of those members were bots.
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post Feb 21 2012, 03:22 PM
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Could very well be. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) But that's one big whooper bot attack, if anything!
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post Feb 21 2012, 04:38 PM
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200? I barely see it topping 20 legitimate users.
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post Feb 21 2012, 04:51 PM
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Yeah well there are guests who lurk around, I am sure. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Even now there are 69 guests, 6 members, 0 anonymous members. In my opinion we should be trading links and banners with other Milan forums and blogs, as well as general Seria A and football boards if we want to bring in more members.

Then again, quite a few would like to keep it this way, a core group, but more quality members are always nice!
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post Feb 21 2012, 04:53 PM
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We used to, the older mods and Mike obviously, with SEO and the such. Though, to be honest there isn't much advertising/getting MF out there that goes on for the site these days, it just ticks along (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Feb 21 2012, 07:18 PM
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People don't have much time for discussing boards these days. If you want lot's of visitors you should switch to portal/blog based news websites. I'm pretty sure that Mike knows what he wants with the website but if I'd suggest somthing, it would be to switch to a wordpress engine website but still leaving this forum as a place for deep discussions and analysis.
Wordpress is not a platform that requires money 'cos it's free and as a webdesigner and webdeveloper I'd be glad to help with it if he needs help. But again, it's not that he's going to read this post, so whatever.
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post Feb 21 2012, 07:21 PM
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I like this place as it is. I hate crowded forums. Too many posts to read, and I'm not one who a great attention span.
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post Feb 21 2012, 07:28 PM
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The forum would be basically the same, but the first page would be like a portal. I'd suggested that 'cos I like this domain a lot and with proper SEO work, it could be very popular.
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post Feb 21 2012, 07:35 PM
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This is how it was when it started. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) The forum was separate, and the website front-end was a CMS with the latest news, match reports and all that. Then work got started on Milanfan v2, which meant the forum took over. Let's see how it all goes, though I agree, with the $16,000 domain name, this place could be quite popular.
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post Feb 21 2012, 10:10 PM
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Yep, we had CuteNews on the front-end for news articles, WP wasn't that big back then.

WP would be the obvious choice, it's what I use for my site and does pretty much exactly what you're suggesting with user-generated articles etc.

Mike used to do a ton of SEO on here, if I remember rightly we were the first or second result for 'ac milan' on msn search (a few years back) and on the first page of Google for the term. Now, god knows, but yeah we did well back then.

Though in all honesty it doesn't matter if you have a portal or not, I can think of a ton of websites that are forum based that have massive, and I mean massive communities. It's just about getting the site out there in all honesty, that's the biggest thing.

Plus with article portals etc it would have to be your own work, which trust me from experience takes a lot of effort to keep continuously updated. There's no point having duplicate articles that can be found elsewhere, that doesn't help SEO at all.
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post Feb 21 2012, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE (Milan Are Brilliant @ Feb 22 2012, 02:10 AM) *
Yep, we had CuteNews on the front-end for news articles, WP wasn't that big back then.

Ah yes, CuteNews. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Worked with that platform a few times back in the days. Now it's either Wordpress or Joomla, it's amazing really how far the smaller guys get left behind.

QUOTE (Milan Are Brilliant @ Feb 22 2012, 02:10 AM) *
Though in all honesty it doesn't matter if you have a portal or not, I can think of a ton of websites that are forum based that have massive, and I mean massive communities. It's just about getting the site out there in all honesty, that's the biggest thing.

True enough. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) While I can see why people wouldn't want a massive influx of new members, I still wouldn't mind a few good men (and women) singing up and becoming regular posters. In fact, I'd love it, love it, love it!
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