1. Post #1
    alexnewtron's Avatar
    December 2010
    36 Posts
    I am attempting on making a social hangout, for kids really, and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for it?

    http://www.imgbomb.com/gs/

    Features I plan to add:
    + Forums
    + Profiles
    + PM's
    + Friend Requests



    Suggestions? Let me know. :P

  2. Post #2
    secretly a furry
    Jelly's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,022 Posts
    What's your demographic age bracket?

  3. Post #3
    alexnewtron's Avatar
    December 2010
    36 Posts
    What's your demographic age bracket?
    I was actually thinking.. 6-13, or even 6-16.

    I have not entirely planned it out, as I have yet to set rules for the community yet.

  4. Post #4
    quality poster
    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    why should people use your service

  5. Post #5
    alexnewtron's Avatar
    December 2010
    36 Posts
    why should people use your service
    It isn't a service.

    It's going to be a hangout, like Habbo - or Club Penguin.

  6. Post #6
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    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    It isn't a service.

    It's going to be a hangout, like Habbo - or Club Penguin.
    ..that's a service

    so why should people use your hangout

  7. Post #7
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    1solidsnake2's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,602 Posts
    ..that's a service

    so why should people use your hangout
    Basically, what does your site have to offer that others like Habbo doesn't?
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  8. Post #8
    Meekal's Avatar
    January 2011
    690 Posts
    Creating a website or service aimed at the age bracket is quite a grey area. You have to be very careful otherwise it will end up getting infiltrated with paedophiles and you could risk being prosecuted by angry parents.

    Also, registering at any online forum at under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission.
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  9. Post #9

    May 2011
    26 Posts
    I like the block on internet explorer.
    I'd probably push more for the user to install chrome, but since i cant get on chrome at this exact moment, i shall remain silent.
    Darn
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    jaybuz's Avatar
    May 2006
    5,516 Posts
    Haha, blocking IE on such a website is like 80% of viewers told to go away.

    Great service.
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  11. Post #11

    February 2012
    9 Posts
    Love the Design, man!

  12. Post #12
    BaconScientist's Avatar
    September 2011
    37 Posts
    IE matured enough over the years to the point where I don't see why you should block it.
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  13. Post #13

    October 2010
    37 Posts
    1. Make a MVC (Model, View Controller).
    2. Make helpers, library's (google).
    3. Make a good MYSQL Database structure.
    4. Start simple like i did, http:///www.games-mix.nl/forum
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  14. Post #14
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    wizard`'s Avatar
    August 2009
    932 Posts
    I am attempting on making a social hangout, for kids really, and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for it?

    http://www.imgbomb.com/gs/

    Features I plan to add:
    + Forums
    + Profiles
    + PM's
    + Friend Requests



    Suggestions? Let me know. :P
    The account creation process should have an age field.

  15. Post #15
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    CBastard's Avatar
    April 2011
    409 Posts
    For lower age brackets you could have a system in which parents can create create a 'parent' account and tie it to 'child' accounts. The parent account could act as a moderator and filter for their children's accounts.

    You could then market strongly to parents concerned about their child's safety.
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  16. Post #16
    Der FΓΌhrer
    Quark:'s Avatar
    January 2011
    4,016 Posts
    For lower age brackets you could have a system in which parents can create create a 'parent' account and tie it to 'child' accounts. The parent account could act as a moderator and filter for their children's accounts.

    You could then market strongly to parents concerned about their child's safety.
    Extending on this:

    Make it so, when a kid signs up, their parent has to sign up at the same time. The parent's account is tied to the kid's account. Anything their kid does, their parent can look at in a history, or something - maybe it emails them once in a while with a block of history?