I am new to all this forum area, but am actively developing a web-site with lots of relevant content, and an integrated forum...
Prime objective is to get people to use it regularly and to register.
I have planned phases of growth, which will work best if I know more rather than less about people, and am stuck/dithering with the following question:
What personal data will people actually give when registering in a forum, and what will put them off registering?
My thoughts are there are probably 4 categories :?: : Required, Ok - I Will Then, Maybe, and No Way?, which could be as below
Username, Password, Email
OK -I will then:
First Name, Year of Birth, Where I heard of the site
Surname, Date of Birth, Location Guide (City/State)
Home Phone number, Home address, Zip/Post-Code, Qualifications, Relationship Status
Any help with this or views or references of sites/fora that do this well would be really appreciated... :cool:
I know that the relationship and relevance will help drive some lower levels up the list, but what other methods could there be?