You might have noticed the new Forum tab up there on the menu bar. On Saturday, I opened up the United Black America forum to our subscribers and a small handful of our Facebook fans. This group of beta testers helped get the bugs worked out of the system, tested out the forum with the first few posts, and helped me clean up the graphics.
Now, the forum is up, running, and ready for the rest of the family!
Go to the forum here: http://unitedblackamerica.com/forum
Register, choose an icon, and try it out with a few new topics or responses to the existing topics. Make sure you are clear on the forum rules as well. Feel free to start shit and talk shit, but keep it legal and respectful.
Why A Forum?
Lets be honest, Facebook COLLECTS TOO MUCH OF YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION. Do they really need to know your phone number, work history, where you are right now, and everything else you do online?!
Facebook FORCES YOU TO PLAY BY THEIR RULES.
Everyone can see what you do on Facebook – Sometimes, you don’t want to discuss “family business” in mixed company. Besides, we all know that Facebook has been hijacked by the government to spy on its citizens!
We need more privacy!
Therefore, I created the United Black America forum to be a place where you can:
- Buy, sell, and trade your goods and services from other Black entrepreneurs. I believe in buying Black, so if you provide goods and services, let the rest of us know about it!
- Say what you want without everyone monitoring your time-line, and connect with like-minded family
- Remain private! I don’t need your phone number or the name of your first kid for you to register. (Of course, if you’re selling something, we need to know who the hell you are!)
The forum is divided into 8 categories:
- Business and Finance
- Love, Sex, and Relationships
- Religion and Spirituality
- Music, Style, and Entertainment
- Current Events
- Sports Talk
- Health and Fitness
- and of course, Black Thought
I reward forum users with ranks based on your number of forum posts.
Once you register and post, you will be assigned the initial rank of newbie. You dont have a rank emblem, and you wont have permission to have a signature for your profile.
Once you have posted 10 times, you will be promoted to recruit. You will then be awarded an emblem, but not a signature line.
Official Forum Member
Once you have posted 20 times, you will be considered an official forum member. You will then be permitted to have a signature line and awarded an official forum member emblem.
Once you hit your 100th post, you will have earned your crown. You will be promoted to the royal family of the forum, and all restrictions will be removed from your account.
After 300 posts, you can honestly be called a revolutionary. You will also immediately be made a forum moderator.
A Supreme Sovereign has posted more than 500 times, and has also become a Global Administrator for the forum. S/he runs shit.
Dont be trolling to get your numbers up! The moderators will catch you, warn you a few times, then ban you.
Other than that, have fun, get as much use out of the forum as you can. Let me know if you have any questions on how to use the forum in the comments section. Chances are, someone else has the same question, so you will be helping them out as well.