First off, If you aren’t sure what “Paid Posting” is, it is basically the concept that you “hire” or pay someone(s) to create threads and/or posts on your site. Usually it is done without regular members knowing that these users are paid to post and its usually good to keep it that way because they may feel a bit “cheated” or upset that you are paying others to post, or even that these other people don’t really want to be on your forum and that they’re there just for the cash.
My personal opinion on Paid Posting is that I don’t use it, and don’t plan on ever starting but I do see its positives as well. When I first saw paid posting start up, I was shocked that Admins would even think about doing this sort of “trickery” as I saw it. It wasn’t until I sat down and thought about it that I can see both sides, although I’m still on the side that it isn’t -right- it is part of the forum world now, and used by more people than you may think.
Paid Posting is a debate that can ruffle some feathers in the admin world, but if you’re in need of posts and members, this is a very realistic method that you can use.