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Database Design News, Issue #35 - A DB Design Forum
October 25, 2007

A DB Design Forum

A DB Design Forum

Should we have a Database Design Forum?

I know I have asked before, but this question has popped up more seriosly the last weeks:

- My website now has > 5.000 subscribers
- I have around 2.000 visitors/day
- Pageviews are nearing 100.000/month
- After I did a total layout change, people are visiting and reading much more of the site.

And your feedback has been great, thank you!

It seems my site has grown (organically) to a considerable size, and that's why I bring up this question again. However, this time with an intention to bring it to life very quickly, if wanted.

If so is the case, it will be a PhpBB forum (I think, but some of you have better knowledge about this than I have. Contact me to give me advice), and I need volunteer moderators to help me run the joint. People from India, US, Africa, Central Europe, Australia, etc.

This will not be paying positions, I am afraid. However, if (no: When) the forum is successful, you will be a part of a success story. How can I tempt you more than that? :-)

Two questions:

1. Are you intersted in such a forum? Contact me for opinions at:

My Contact page

2. Would you consider working with me as a (non-paid, but famous :-) moderator? (Use the above contact link if you are).

Come to think of it: Are there other methods for starting a community than a forum? After all, we're actually in this business together, having an interest in good database design, and communication is important; don't you agree?

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