How much does it cost to have a Private/Personal Forum on CureZone?
Nothing. It was always free.
Who can request a Private Forum on CureZone?
Any regular CureZone poster who posted at least 15 - 20 messages across existing CureZone forums can request a private forum.
Who will get a private forum on CureZone?
Anyone who has been able to show that he/she has the ability to offer some form of support/knowledge to CureZone visitors.
If, based on the previous messages posted, it is clear that a person has little or no ability to help other people, then that person should not get a private forum.
Beside having the ability to share knowledge and to support people, a person running a private forum should also be able to communicate with people in a moderate, humble and polite manner.
As that person will be the forum moderator, ability to correctly judge, ability to communicate with people nicely, are some of the positive characteristics that will make all the difference in whether the forum will be popular or not.
Can a forum owner promote his/her products, services, website(s)?
Yes, a forum owner can promote his/her products, services or website(s)/blogs.
Depending on person's profession, or his intention to promote some business or offer some services through his forum, the forum may have the next sentence added to the forum title:
"Private Forum: self-promotional messages by the forum owner are allowed"
When a forum is purely informational, with no services or products or websites promoted/offered/marketed and no intention of using it for the purpose of making money, the forum will only have the next words added to the title: "Private Forum"
Very short forum name (3 words max) Short forum name (5 words max) Long forum name (15 words max)
Short forum description (10 words max)
All other forum attributes you can set after. Here is a list of several other forum attributes that you will be able to change once you get forum moderator privileges:
Forum Keywords (6 - 9 keywords or keyphrases, comma separated, to help search engines index your forum correctly) Long Forum Description (max length unlimited). Description can be HTML formatted.
Once your forum is created, and once you post the first message into your forum, local moderator privileges will be assigned to your username.
Those privileges will allow you to make changes on any forum attribute, including forum names, and forum descriptions.
You can also create a new username that you will use on your forum, if you want to protect your privacy and separate your new Forum Owner role from the messages you posted previously.
You will need one email address in order to create a new username on CureZone.