For those of you that know me, you know you can often find me on the busy Digital Point webmaster forum as ‘camp185′. A common thread I see there is “What other forums are out there”. Well, I have found another busy forum for those of you to expand your horizons. It’s UK Webmaster Forum.
Powered by vBulletin, like DP, they are ready to rock. Unlike DP though, the site doesn’t seem to revolve around Google, something I like. Here are the different forum categories they have on it.
- Website Traffic and Marketing
- Webmaster Marketplace – My initial interest
- Web Design and Website Development
- Business Discussions
- Boss Cart Support Forums
- The Lounge
One of the really cool things they had on it, and I think it will quickly become normal thing, is the tag cloud they added. I’m not a big fan of tag clouds for a small site, but on a forum it is a perfect fit. It’s an easy way to see what is hot, and what is not. They also put the vBulletin software to work by using more of its functions vs. DP. Scrolling near the bottom they additionally have the Top 5 Stats which ranks many of popular activities like most popular threads. Like the tag cloud it can be handy to see what is going on.
Honestly, I think this is the first place I have seen a tag cloud on a forum, and I just think it’s a great idea. In fact I think it’s the most effective use of a tag cloud out there. Two big thumbs up for UK Webmaster Forum. Now I will have to see how well they respond to this American guy when I start posting. Look for me, camp185.