WEB how hard is it to start up an online community?

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  1. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

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    say something like myspace, facebook, etc....??? At the moment I only know the basics of html.:wtc: what do I need to know in order for me to get it up and running? currently im using microsoft expression web2 to do the basic layouts, etc.., but my older brother recommended me to look into php and mysql. any advice?
     
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    try looking into open source alternatives.

    Building one isn't easy. Having one already created lets you have an idea of how it works.
     
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    thisgsx New Member

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    Could you please explain that? Im a newbie. :wtc:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    if you are really a newbie, then don't worry about something like this at this time, work on learning and fucking around with sites
     
  5. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    you mean to start up a social networking site from scratch?

    Pardon the analogy, but it is like sitting down at a piano for the first time and asking how hard it is to write a song comparable to beethoven.

    Learn the basics.
    Build some simple sites.
    As you start to learn more and more you will eventually realize what is needed to build a social networking site and hopefully by then, you will come up with a better idea to put your resources towards.
     
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    I can tell you how to build one for 3 easy payments of $23.99
     
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    Getting the software components together is relatively easy.

    Actually getting enough people there to make it a viable community... magic, luck, and the phase of the moon combined with your astrological forecast (and a lot of hard work that is way beyond the scope of one post.)
     
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    Well put, the thing to remember is you have to make a community that hasn't been done. Like lets say you want to make a facebook clone, nobody would join - why would they? Instead make something like a social network for 'gamers' or 'dancers' and so on. Originality is the key to a successful community.
     

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