169 Unusual Topic Ideas To Get Your Members Talking And Explode Your Community

Here are some of the best topic starters to help jump-start your community.  When activity is low, sometimes you need to spur member engagement. 

Ask your members these questions and get them talking!

  • When did you first fall in love?
  • What is the best concert you have been to?
  • When did you first move out of your parents’ house?
  • What’s your favorite fruit?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • Is torture ever acceptable?
  • Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?
  • Is recycling important?
  • What books are you currently reading?
  • Photography contest, show your best stuff.
  • What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What dreams have you had recently?
  • Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
  • Do you like your current residence?
  • Does religion cause war?
  • How many jobs have you held in your life?
  • Should the government censor information?
  • What are you getting/giving for the holidays?
  • What are your favorite websites?
  • Does size matter (take that however you want)?
  • How’s the weather where you’re at?
  • What was the happiest moment of your life?
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
  • Have you ever googled yourself?
  • Story time (When someone begins with the first paragraph to a story, then the next person posts another paragraph)
  • What is on your desktop?
  • Where is your dream girlfriend/boyfriend like?
  • What is the most fun thing you have ever done?
  • What’s on your mind?
  • Is competition good?
  • What was the best party you have ever been to?
  • What’s your favorite game?
  • Do you like your current job?
  • What are you eating right now?
  • Where is your dream location to live?
  • What was your weirdest dream? scariest?
  • What are you drinking right now?
  • What’s your dream vacation?
  • What do you think the future of mankind will be like?
  • Do you believe in god?
  • Should creationism be taught in public schools?
  • Would you vote for a president who happens to be an atheist?
  • Do you ever have lucid dreams?
  • Are you democrat, republican, independent, or other, and why?
  • What was your first job?
  • What are you listening to? (Music)
  • If your life were a book, which book would it be?
  • Is affirmative action a good thing?
  • What was your first kiss like?
  • How old are you?
  • How did you find this site?
  • What did you have for breakfast?
  • Should the government provide health care?
  • What was your first pet?
  • What is the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  • Should all illegal immigrants be thrown out?
  • Post your favorite painting / drawings.
  • Is bullfighting acceptable behavior?
  • Take a picture of your desktop
  • What is the most risky thing your have ever done?
  • Do you like your current car or transportation?
  • What makes you happy/sad?
  • Do you want to have kids one day? when? why?
  • Should illegal drugs be legalized?
  • What are your favorite musicians?
  • What are your favorite bands?
  • What does your screen name mean?
  • What’s you favorite TV show these days?
  • How has the weather been recently?
  • How old are you?
  • Are you for or against animal testing?
  • How do you feel about marriage?
  • What do you think your future will hold?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  • Picture thread! (pics of yourself)
  • What turned you on today?
  • How many men or women have you slept with in your life?
  • Should men get paternity leave from work?
  • Should the alcohol drinking age be increased or decreased?
  • What do you do online?
  • If your life had a soundtrack, which artist, album, or song would it be?
  • If you could move anywhere where would it be?
  • What is an appropriate age for dating?
  • Should gambling be legalized?
  • Trivia questions
  • What happened on this day in history?
  • What is your favorite time of the day?
  • Have you ever experienced love at first sight?
  • Should companies be allowed to market to children?
  • What’s your dream car?
  • What do you want in your life?
  • What are your favorite types of music?
  • Do you believe in evolution? Do you think it should be taught in public schools?
  • Ask the next person a question game.
  • How did you find this site?
  • What career would be you like to have in 10 years?
  • Do you believe in typical gender roles?
  • What do you think the future will hold for planet Earth?
  • Do violent video games lead to behavior problems?
  • What is your favorite season?
  • Do you have a cellphone?
  • What are your favorite paintings?
  • What are your favorite movies?
  • How much sleep do you get?
  • Create and post a drawing of yourself, you don’t have to be an artist.
  • Where is your dream job?
  • What really annoys you?
  • Post your favorite embeddable video clips.
  • Where are you from?
  • Is global warming a serious problem?
  • What are your favorite books?
  • What are your favorite artists?
  • Name a time in your life when you were happy?
  • What was your favorite or most memorable dream?
  • Should laws that restrict access to guns be stricter?
  • What historical person would you most like to meet and why?
  • What is your favorite music festival?
  • What are your favorite jokes?
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • Should prostitution be legalized?
  • Do you believe in capital punishment?
  • Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools?
  • Do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along?
  • Is the lottery a good thing?
  • Post your last vacation photos.
  • What have you been up to recently?
  • If your life were a movie, which movie would it be?
  • Should gay couples be able to marry?
  • How old were you when you lost your virginity?
  • How much is gas where you are?
  • Do aliens exist?
  • Are you able to remember your dreams?
  • Write book/film/music reviews.
  • What movies have you seen recently?
  • How old are you?
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • What’s your favorite drink?
  • When did you first get your driver’s license?
  • Who has been the most important person in your life?
  • What was your first alcoholic beverage?
  • Where would you like to live in the future?
  • How do you feel about cigarette smoking?
  • What’s your favorite music genre?
  • How old are you?
  • What do you do for fun?
  • What really pisses you off?
  • What are you listening to (song are you playing)?
  • Do you believe in the right to abortion?
  • Is eating meat ethical?
  • Does age matter in relationships?
  • If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be?
  • What was your first car?
  • What’s the latest movie you watched?
  • Should marijuana be legalized?
  • What’s your most irrational fear/hate?
  • What’s your screen resolution?
  • Do you believe in witchcraft?
  • How did you come up with your username?
  • What are your listening to?
  • What recent things in the news are you concerned with?
  • Should teenagers have access to condoms and birth control?
  • Create and post a web comic.
  • Should a person who is suffering from a terminal illness be able to end their life?
  • What is your favorite holiday?

These may or may not be appropriate for your community, depending on what type of site you have and who your target audience is.  But, they sure are guaranteed to get a response!

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4 Comments on "169 Unusual Topic Ideas To Get Your Members Talking And Explode Your Community"

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Debbie
Member

WOW WHAT A LIST!!!! 🙂

Randall
Member

Thanks Rob!!!!

Jenny
Member

What if people get offended when you ask them certain questions or it’s a touchie topic like politcs or religion? You would love members over that wouldn’t you? Sort of defeats the whole purpose but I could be wrong.

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