New forum is it worth it ?

I'm thinking of creating a local forum site a project for my spare time and build on it over time to do more but I have so worries.

1. Do people still bother with forums outside the big owns could I get members ?
2. Would I be just wasting my time and money ?
3. Would it need a lot of investment ?
4. Would it need a lot of seo and money unlike in the past?
5. would It be best to stay with a basic forum and not over do it ?
6. if you think its worth a go what would be a good software to…

New forum is it worth it ?

NFL Forum for sale

Why are you selling this site?
no time to dedicate to it.

How is it monetized?
its not at the moment

Does this site come with any social media accounts?
facebook

How much time does this site take to run?
its a forum so a few hours a day.

What challenges are there with running this site?
none, the xenforo license does not come with this as its not transferable.

Heavily Customised MyBB Forum (Custom Theme + Addons)

Why are you selling this site?
I started this project last year and have not got round to opening the forum but it has great potential.

How is it monetized?
Not currently.

Does this site come with any social media accounts?
N/A

How much time does this site take to run?
The more time you put into it the more profit you will return, a bit like any website.

What challenges are there with running this site?
Growing the community.

Pearl History Forum

Why are you selling this site?
I have others forums to manage.

How is it monetized?
Sponsor, Adsense.

Does this site come with any social media accounts?
No.

How much time does this site take to run?
3 to 6 months, it depends on how you well manage..

What challenges are there with running this site?
It's the 1st Pearl History Forum in Europe since 2005, maybe in the World, but you need to reorganize it well, to begin regenerating revenue. The aim of the…

Pearl History Forum

Which forum CMS lets authors moderate their own topics ?

Hello I'm looking for a forum software to install on my website, that could let any author of a new topic moderate its topic with the same rights as a regular moderator, mostly by editing other members' replies.

I've joined a hundred of BBS (running most softwares) and none of them let the authors be moderate their own thread. Therefore I assumed it was not a built in feature, possibly because pyramidal moderation was the only one known to developers.

If there are too many forum CMS with…

Which forum CMS lets authors moderate their own topics ?

Content in a forum. Duplicate content

I wanted to ask a question about my forum. I wanted to know if a repeated question is asked daily over the course of a year with multiple users asking the same thing or answering the same thing. For example โ€œyes, it would be healthy to eat vegetables daily.โ€ If this has been said 50 times on my forum would it be considered duplicate content ?

Can multiple users sign up and post repeated questions through the year pertaining to the same topic. For example โ€œhow much water should I drink?โ€

Appreciate any help, thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ