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Are forums still profitable


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I've got a lot of time coming up soon and i'd like to start developing a website. I'd like to get a forum going and build a community, but I just don't see how I can create a successful forum when most topics are covered by Reddit and 4Chan. Like the title says, could I even hold a flame to other already successful forums?


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Forums aren't profitable, even reddit struggles to become profitable. That isn't what forums are about, they're about creating a community.
Can you compete against reddit and 8chan? Absolutely, they're two very different sites. There are thousands of successful forums in existence operating right now. The question is do you want to make money out of it, because if that is the main priority there are far better choices than forums.