I searched the internet for a list of topics to start a conversion on an online forum or bulletin board, but didn’t see many sites with the type of information I was looking for. I decided to make my own list of topics good for starting a forum or bulletin board conversation. If you know other good topics post them as a comment!
Best ever topics for a forum
– the most, best, or …est list!
- What is the best concert you have been to?
- What was the best party you have ever been to?
- What is the most fun thing you have ever done?
- What is the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
- What is the most risky thing your have ever done?
- What was the happiest moment of your life?
- Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
- Who has been the most important person in your life?
Controversial forum topics
– Topics that may get people talking but may also cause heated discussions…
- Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?
- Are you democrat, republican, independent, or other, and why?
- Are you for or against animal testing?
- Do violent video games lead to behavior problems?
- Do you believe in capital punishment?
- Do you believe in evolution? Do you think it should be taught in public schools?
- Do you believe in god?
- Do you believe in the right to abortion?
- Do you believe in typical gender roles?
- Does age matter in relationships?
- Does religion cause war?
- How do you feel about cigarette smoking?
- How do you feel about lesbian/gay/bi/transgender people?
- How do you feel about gay marriage?
- How do you feel about marriage?
- Is affirmative action a good thing?
- Is bullfighting acceptable behavior?
- Is competition good?
- Is eating meat ethical?
- Is global warming a serious problem?
- Is recycling important?
- Is the lottery a good thing?
- Is torture ever acceptable?
- Should a person who is suffering from a terminal illness be able to end their life?
- Should all illegal immigrants be thrown out?
- Should companies be allowed to market to children?
- Should creationism be taught in public schools?
- Should gambling be legalized?
- Should gay couples be able to marry?
- Should illegal drugs be legalized?
- Should laws that restrict access to guns be stricter?
- Should marijuana be legalized?
- Should men get paternity leave from work?
- Should prostitution be legalized?
- Should teenagers have access to condoms and birth control?
- Should the alcohol drinking age be increased or decreased?
- Should the government censor information?
- Should the government provide health care?
- Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools?
- What is an appropriate age for dating?
Current forum topics
– These are good for forum topics because visitors can comment on the same topic multiple times as their situation changes.
- Do you like your current car or transportation?
- Do you like your current job?
- Do you like your current residence?
- How has the weather been recently?
- What books are you currently reading?
- What dreams have you had recently?
- What happened on this day in history?
- What have you been up to recently?
- What movies have you seen recently?
- What recent things in the news are you concerned with?
Dream forum topics
– About dreams… both literally and figuratively…
- Are you able to remember your dreams?
- Do you ever have lucid dreams?
- What was your favorite or most memorable dream?
- What was your weirdest dream? scariest?
- Where is your dream location to live?
- Where is your dream girlfriend/boyfriend like?
- Where is your dream job?
First forum topics
– Discussions where visitors reminisce about the good ol’ days…
- Have you ever experienced love at first sight?
- What was your first alcoholic beverage?
- What was your first car?
- What was your first job?
- What was your first kiss like?
- What was your first pet?
- When did you first fall in love?
- When did you first get your driver’s license?
- When did you first move out of your parents’ house?
Embed Forum Topics
– Where visitors share videos, photos, or sounds…
- Create and post a drawing of yourself
- Create and post a web comic
- Photography contest
- post pics of yourself
- Post vacation photos
- Post your favorite embedable video clips
- Post your favorite painting / drawings
Fun forum topics
– Interesting and fun forum topics…
- If you could move anywhere where would it be?
- If your life had a soundtrack, which artist, album, or song would it be?
- If your life were a book, which book would it be?
- If your life were a movie, which movie would it be?
- Trivia questions
- Write book/film/music reviews
Future forum topics
– Visitors tell you their predictions… scary…
- Do you want to have kids one day? when? why?
- What career would be you like to have in 10 years?
- What do you think your future will hold?
- What do you think the future of mankind will be like?
- What do you think the future will hold for planet Earth?
- What do you want in your life?
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?
- Where would you like to live in the future?
Other forum topics
– Stuff that didn’t fit anywhere else…
- Do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along?
Visitor favorite forum topics
– Forum visitors love to talk about themselves and their favorite things…
- What are your favorite artists?
- What are your favorite bands?
- What are your favorite books?
- What are your favorite jokes?
- What are your favorite movies?
- What are your favorite musicians?
- What are your favorite paintings?
- What are your favorite types of music?
- What are your favorite websites?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- What is your favorite music festival?
- What is your favorite season?
- What is your favorite time of the day?
- What is your favorite vacation spot?
Hopefully this list gave you some ideas for new forum topics!
If you know other good topics post a comment!
14 CommentsLeave a Reply
1. What was your Childhood Dream? (Job or Career)
2. If you could have a Super Power
3. If you could make 3 wishes
Those are good ones! Thanks!
No problem! And here are some more.
4. Your first pet
5. If you could live in a book, TV show, movie or video game
6. Days of the week (Favourite and least favourite)
7. Your Wardrobe
8. Deaf, Blind or Mute?
Woopsie, repeated some!
Wow great post man
4. Your Wardrobe (It tells a quite lot about someone, doesn’t it?)
5. Days of The Week (Days you look forward to and ones you don’t)
6. Blind, Deaf or Mute?
7. Favourite type of Weather
8. Things you believed in as a Kid (Going to bring back some great memories.)
9. April Fools (This one’s for the Tricksters and Victims!)
Thanks for the list. I am sure to use it on my site.
Awesome topics. I’m using them on my site. Thanks.
Will credit you
Glad they helped you!
would like to be part of all discussions…
Dude, this list is fantastic! I’m trying to start some debates on my forum, and usually controversial topics does that best, since it ticks some emotion in people. Happiness, anger, rage even or something else, and really making it hard to resist contributing.
I’ve had some serious troubles finding topics, but this one is just great! Thanks a lot man.
Glad they are useful to you! How is your forum going?
Nice topic and thanks for the list. I am sure to use it on my site.
Thank you very much for some ideas here, I am trying to keep over 60s busy… and this is ideal for me as running out of ideas rapidly!!