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[–] Nurdoidz 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I own and moderate two decently-sized subs, /v/seriousdiscussion and /v/customizingvoat. Here are some tips I've observed:

  1. The community itself will be the biggest factor to grow your subverse. Your subverse expands well when the common denominator increases. Posting a lot of quality links will help, but others, who have a different perspective than you but still share your interests, who post links they like will potentially attract users who weren't interested enough to subscribe because of your personality.

    Take /v/seriousdiscussion as an example. I post occassionally to keep the subverse alive, but most of those posts hover around 4-8 points and 60-80 views each on average. @tc_thwarting, with a different perspective on the other hand, made a post that scored 24 points with 211 views. A post I would have never made.

  2. Your participation is the second-biggest factor in both keeping your subverse alive and helping it grow. Posting good links, commenting on others' posts, keeping your subverse junk-free, and targeting the vision of your subverse to your community's growing interests will be the deciding factor between the death and growth of a sub.
  3. Advertising your subverse will help. As Voat grows, it's going to get harder for your subverse to become known. Advertising it when completely relevant will both keep your subverse's public image good (even for those who don't want to subscribe) and will let others know that your subverse exists. It is important to only advertise after you've submitted a few of your best links so it's not a wasteland and it'll tell people what your sub's vision is.

There are so many factors that will make your subverse grow, but it would take a long time to share with you all of my observations. Nevertheless, I hope these tips help you. :-)

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[–] WowAFreeBeer [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I will take all these tips to heart. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this out for us!

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[–] cctv 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

thank you this is gold. I'm not going to tell you in what sub I may use it though... that would be advertising it beforehand :)

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[–] Nurdoidz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You made a comment in a thread that had nothing to do with it ('borrowing' a top post to get more exposure) and I deleted it based off of rule C-1:

Comments should not harrass others, promote any goods and/or services, or be off-topic.

Next time message me and I will happily tell you why your comment/post was deleted. I hope you understand.

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[–] Crackmacs 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I haven't experienced much growth in the subs I've made yet, the biggest being 19 users. Just working on sharing content for now, I think it'll work! :) slow but steady.

As far as the CSS is concerned, I'm mostly done with it in these subs.

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[–] WowAFreeBeer [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I subbed /v/worldstar

Didn't even know it was here! Thanks!

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[–] rosary505 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I mod /v/behindthgifs and we're slowly growing. The best advice I can give is to post interesting content. Most of us browse v/all/new. If I see something interesting I'll usually check out the sub.

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[–] WowAFreeBeer [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Fair enough advice and I appreciate you taking a moment to respond!

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[–] katara 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hi! I think if it's a subverse about a specific subject, posting original content always helps. What you post will make it onto /v/all, and be likely to attract likeminded subscribers.

I too am curious about how to grow more specialized subverses though. I mod /v/relationships, and it's like this whole site doesn't have any relationship problems whatsoever, haha.

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[–] WowAFreeBeer [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I subbed that, I will be sure to seek some advice if I ever need any!

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[–] katara 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Awesome! Hope to see you around :)

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[–] cctv 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you this is an awesome question. I probably know less than you but check this sub I believe it's very well done !!! /v/sandwiches

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[–] NewFatMike 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Tell me about it! I have a fair number of subscribers, but I seriously need more posters. /v/Vaping is tough, and it's hard for me to come up with new content to keep posting to keep the place alive.

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[–] WowAFreeBeer [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I used to be a vaper until I finally quit smoking! That stuff is great!

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[–] NewFatMike 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Glad it worked for you!

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[–] pornhub_katie 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That one is hard because it's already a niche. This was one of the few communities I enjoyed at the other site. People could be jerks but overall I felt the community was friendly and welcoming to new people. I think you're doing a great job fatmike btw. more people need to know it exists.

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[–] NewFatMike 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks! I haven't enjoyed the direction the community was moving in for a long time. It feels like people are so focused on power (not everyone needs 100W+ devices) relative to build quality (everyone probably needs something sturdy), or even craftsmanship. I'm a member of a few even niche-ier communities that are offshoots on the other site, but those ones have remained non-toxic through strong moderation, which I admire but don't have the time for.

I really appreciate your thoughts! I've just been putting up whatever I can find on there hoping that it'll be useful for someone haha!

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[–] AnalogRocks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

These are some good tips and this seems like a decent place to share my favorite subs:

/v/photography and /v/photocritique

Photography is for general photography related stuff and I'd love to see more users there as it seems only me and one of the mods are ever active, and /v/photocritique is a new sub that I just started for the critique and betterment of one's photography skills.