I want to have a forum on my site, but I'm not sure if it's good.
Having a forum builds community (a certain article at webdesign.about.com said), but if I don't have lots of visitors and I don't have a lot of people posting on my forum, people will see that my site doesn't have a lot of visitors and they may have second thoughts about somethings.
So what do you think? Should I have a forum or not?
Does your site need to build, or even have a community? Without further information about the content and intent of your site, it's difficult to ascertain the need for or desirability of a forum.
Is it a social site? Then you definitely need a forum, since your site is a community.
Is it a support site? Then it's a good idea to have a forum to allow discussion of both problems and suggestions.
Is it an e-store? Then the use of a forum would depend upon what you are selling and how conducive it is to fruitful discussion.
If you decide that a forum would be appropriate, then you must decide upon whether or not to have moderators (and, if so, whom to name as moderators), etc., etc., etc.
if i go to a internet site ... is not for see how many ppl are registered or loged in ... is to see the content of the site.
So, if u need a forum, just install, generaly is a good idea if ur insteresed in talk with ur users.
If you are running a site that has adsense ads on it
I would say that anything that increases page views is a good thing
and I would go ahead and try the forum to test adsense revenue.
If it is a non-profit site, then you have nothing to loose by trying it.
If it is a commercial site where you are selling something,
then I would suggest that a blog with monitored comments
or a feedback form/FAQ page
would be better choices for reader input/interaction.