Interview & Review: Ryan, Webmaster Forum – LovingTech

by Klaus on September 14, 2009

in Interviews, Reviews

MicrophoneWelcome to the first interview I’ve ever done for TechPatio – I hope you like it!

Ryan Grant is a talented young individual from North West England who has a passion for developing successful websites, his latest creation is the LovingTech Webmaster Forum, which I’m personally also a member of.

LovingTech Webmaster Forum consist of the following main categories:

  • Community
  • Marketing
  • Webmaster
  • Business
  • Technology

Obviously you’ll also find sub categories within those main categories, so if you want to talk about Apple and Gaming, you can find sub categories for that in the Technology forum. Likewise if you’re looking for somebody to discuss Webdesign & Graphics or Coding & Web development with, you’ll find sub categories for those within the Webmaster category.

It’s not all business though, the Community category is there for anything else you want to talk about, which really helps to grow the actual community and the strong bonds within. I could go on and on about all the topics as well, but you should go check it out for yourself.

Let me bottom line it for you – I very much like the way Ryan organised his Webmaster Forum, it’s not bloated with categories that requires a user manual just to find out which category to post in. It takes literally just a few seconds and you’ll have all the overview you need.

Great categories aren’t just all it takes though, but also design wise LovingTech forum comes a long way with it’s very clean, brilliant you could say, design. Your eyes doesn’t strain when participating in all the threads, which I especially enjoy as I tend to use quite a lot of time in there already 🙂

As of September 13th, the LovingTech Webmaster Forum has a total of 26,334 posts in 3,393 threads and 1,337 members.

LovingTech Webmaster Forum screenshot

Let’s get on with the interview with Ryan and find out more about him and his new LovingTech Webmaster Forum.

Klaus: LovingTech.net seems to have come a long way already, when did you actually launch it?

Ryan: Hey Klaus! It’s great that you are interviewing me. LovingTech was launched at the end of January 2009.

Klaus: Did you come up with the idea yourself or were you backed by somebody? After all, launching a forum is not an easy task nowadays.

Ryan: Just myself. I created it, designed it and came up with the name etc.

Klaus: I see, so you must be some kind of web guru then, since you pretty much did it all by yourself?

Ryan: Webmastering is a hobby and has been for many years, but since some of the other major forums in this niche have been ruined with scammers, spammers, power mad moderators and stupid “one word”-posts, I decided to create a solution to these problems; a friendly, professional, well designed and user friendly forum with extra topics.

Klaus: What’s your personal goals with LovingTech, where do you want to take the forum?

Ryan: LovingTech has the desire to be the largest webmaster/tech forum on the Internet, by that, meaning have more active users, a loyal userbase. Tech forum includes webmaster specific forums. I have the desire to succeed with the forum. People who see the forum love it and use it, but not many people see it. I do have a plan for making it a place where people can find tradespeople without being scammed, and help with questions without spammy replies.

Klaus: Sounds awesome, how far do you think you would have gotten in, say, 5 years?

Ryan: I see the forum in 5 years time being massive, well respected and known community.

Klaus: Not bad, let’s see if we can get some more users for you, then! Here in the dying minutes, tell me why you believe that my readers should join your forum?

Ryan: That’s easy Klaus, LovingTech forum is simply better 🙂 No, let me be honest, we have a more beautiful designed forum unlike other forums of a similar niche. We got more topics related to computers, Internet, gaming, hardware and security than any other forum of the same niche plus it’s well moderated, there’s no sh*t and we don’t tolerate spam either, you’ll be getting a clean and excellent atmosphere. Lastly I’d also just like to point out that LovingTech is still a rather new forum but it’s very dynamic and the solution to troubled webmaster forums like Digital Point.

Klaus: Well said, and yeah, I’ve also heard more and more people complaining about poor moderation and atmosphere at Digital Point, which is too bad. Thanks for taking the time to answer these few questions, Ryan!

Ryan: You’re welcome. I’ll be seeing you – and hopefully some techpatio.com readers – on the forum.

That concludes my interview with Ryan from LovingTech Forums. Please let me know in the comments what you thought about it, so I know what to do better next time.

If you’ve become curious about trying out Ryan’s forum, feel free to check it out and signup if you want, it’s free, of course. I’d appreciate it you use my referral link below (doesn’t hurt you!) so I can keep track on how many users register through this interview/review: LovingTech Webmaster Forum – join now!

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Deneil Merritt September 14, 2009 at 18:12

Awesome interview Klaus. I am a member of the forum as well. Ryan is a great person and a good friend. If you haven’t already, join the forum people.
.-= Deneil Merritt´s last blog ..What Will Make You Happy =-.

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MIKE September 14, 2009 at 19:23

A stunning interview, the forum looks amazing Klaus!

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 15, 2009 at 09:09

Thank you Mike – and thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment, hope you’ll be around again soon 🙂

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Surender Sharma September 14, 2009 at 20:56

I think this guy has made more efforts to promote this forums.It’s amazing that within few months it is on the sky…
.-= Surender Sharma´s last blog ..How To Insert Affiliate Ad Links or Custom Banners in RSS Feed =-.

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Christie September 15, 2009 at 01:48

Great interview Klaus! I’ll definitely check out the LovingTech forum. I had not heard of it before.
.-= Christie´s last blog ..Disturbingly easy Gravatar impersonation and more internet fun =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 15, 2009 at 09:02

I’m afraid that’s the problem, just as Ryan mentions, not many people know about the forum. But at least now, more people know about it 🙂

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Benjamin Cip September 15, 2009 at 02:00

Very nice interview Klaus, I didn’t know about this forum yet, but I might be interested in subscribing soon!
.-= Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..How To Use A Thesaurus To Find Keywords =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 15, 2009 at 09:01

I’m glad that I’ve now been able to tell you about this forum so hopefully you can take advantage of all the knowledge within it, too 🙂

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DiTesco September 15, 2009 at 02:38

Awesome interview. I am impressed about the forums success. It is so difficult to stand out today, specially a forum where you know, are full of spammers and one worded “A**h****”. Sometimes I don’t even stay close to forums as I do not see too much value in it anymore. Ryan did point some very interesting issues and appears to be genuinely credible. I’ll check it out, but make no promises that I’ll join:) Congrats on your first interview, keep it up

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 15, 2009 at 09:01

Forums are great for a lot of things, I have no doubts about that 🙂 But of course it’s not for everybody, I do think however, most people will be able to enjoy a good forum thread every now and then, just by following a few basic rules/advices. I hope you’ll be joining 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

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Ridiculous blogger September 15, 2009 at 09:47

I think that I would just settle on digitalpoint.
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John September 15, 2009 at 17:06

I guess your one of the spammers there.

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Steve Yu September 15, 2009 at 12:17

Wow, I simply enjoyed your interview. Great interview, I must say. I wish I can run such interview on blog. When will you run your second interview?
.-= Steve Yu´s last blog ..How to Add Emoticon List in Facebook Chat Window? =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 15, 2009 at 17:50

Thanks Steve. Well I don’t know when the next one will be, I guess, then the opportunity arises 🙂 You can do it too on your own blog, no problems.

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S.Pradeep Kumar September 15, 2009 at 19:28

Nice interview Klaus, to be candid, I learned some tactics about interviewing people ! 😉

And nice forum ! 🙂
.-= S.Pradeep Kumar´s last blog ..Free Portable Applications For Your USB Flash Drives =-.

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Sahil Kotak September 15, 2009 at 19:30

Hi,

Nice interview Klaus, I was also not knowing about this good forum, will spend some time there now.

Thanks
.-= Sahil Kotak´s last blog ..Find Best Paying Affiliates Programs =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 16, 2009 at 07:48

Thanks Sahil, so far no negative feedback about the interview, but I can’t believe that I did *that* good 🙂

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Sahil Kotak September 16, 2009 at 10:06

Yeah, but that is the truth. You did that much good my friend. 🙂
.-= Sahil Kotak´s last blog ..Find Best Paying Affiliates Programs =-.

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Carla September 15, 2009 at 20:53

Thank you for the interview. It seems to be a really useful forum for such active bloggers like me. I will definitely register soon.
.-= Carla´s last blog ..Juniper Oil Benefits And Uses =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 16, 2009 at 07:47

Sounds wonderful Carla, looking forward to seeing your posts within the LovingTech forum!

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Ricky September 17, 2009 at 05:12

Nice interview. I am not a member of this forum but now I am planning to join it.
Hey, thanx for your comment at my blog. TechGenuine will be a do-follow blog from next week ;).
Why there are two ‘subscribe via email’ options?

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Klaus @ TechPatio September 17, 2009 at 08:26

Ricky, the subscribe options are different:

1) Notify me via e-mail of all future followup comments to this post
2) Notify me via e-mail when someone replies directly to my comment

The first one will e-mail you when ever there’s a new comment posted. The 2nd one will only e-mail you if somebody clicks “reply” to YOUR post in order to reply to YOU 🙂
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Bing Rings In At 10% Market Share – Google At 64% =-.

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DNLingo September 18, 2009 at 12:56

I must say Klaus, I am very impressed with your interview. I am a moderator at LovingTech.net and I have been a member of many forums in my time. LT has got to be the best. The users are very friendly and very knowledgeable. It is a great place to get advice or to just mingle with the community. If you aren’t already a member, stop by and sign-up.

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Lee | Money4Invest.Com September 21, 2009 at 05:28

Really inspiring interview, I don’t join many forums nowadays due to time constraints and unable to find a really useful forum that I need. However, if there are good forums which I think worth to join, then I will have a look and become the members. I’ll check on this forum and thanks for the recommendation.

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Tsvetan | Windows 7 How To November 24, 2009 at 21:12

Trully an inspirational interview. Keep doing your thing. I love the forum.

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LovingTech April 12, 2010 at 21:25

Would you do a follow up article in a few days or weeks “where are we now”?

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