I’m planning to create a classic forum board, in my native language to get friends. The whole idea would be to recreate the feeling of the 2000s internet, so 25+ year olds would be the target audience.
- There won’t be any modern social media links allowed (Facebook, Twitter). I honestly think these destroyed alot of communities and made the internet worse.
- No real names allowed.
- No real photos about the user allowed. These two points is to help people to give their true nature.
- Only way to contact somebody would be the Escargot Messenger, e-mail and private messaging only.
The board would be absolute generic in subjects, movies, everyday life, creative & hobbies, IT etc except politics, it would be strictly forbidden. If the idea would work, I would organise meet ups with the community, for example LAN parties, tea house meetings, etc.
Do you think this idea is viable to build an active community? If yes, what would you also add, to recreate the old times? If not, why do you think this is a bad idea?