Category Archives: Forum Administration

Choosing Your Staff

Choosing staff is one of the easiest things to mess up on when you are administering or building your forum. You could be making your forum for the first time, or be an experienced webmaster and still make a mistake on hiring staff. In this article, I am going to teach you how to choose staff wisely, carefully, and correctly. Continue reading

Tips For A Successful Forum

Forums can be a lot of fun. Plus, they can reward you in the end, if that is, you follow some of the tips I’ve outlined below. Forums can also be profitable, allowing you to put cash into your pocket. A lot of people are trying to start forums these days and sometimes they can be really successful. Follow the tips below to learn how to make your forum a successful one. Continue reading

Is it bad to build a forum on a genre that is overused?

Welcome to my first article. I am going to tell you about myself as I hope to become a regular blogger. I am a web year old web developer, that loves the color blue hehe! I am 23 an I live in New Zealand.

I have run many different forums in the past, and I too have had trouble trying to create forums that are on overused genres. So if you’re wanting some tips, just reply to this blog post. 🙂 Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need Staff For a New Forum

Most people feel that when getting ready to open a new forum, or a couple of weeks into a forums life, they must hire some staff members to help. This normally comes in the form of wanting to hire 1-2 moderators and an administrator at the most basic level. However, hiring staff is often much more based on the feeling that having people with these roles makes them much more likely to contribute to discussion, and help grow your post count. Continue reading

Creating a Staff Member Experience

In order to motivate staff, a Forum Administrator must craft their staff members’ experience to appeal to what staff members want and expect. Deep down, any staff member who is not being paid for their work is instead given a position of authority over the community, which itself can be a form of payment. Every person wants to have authority, and to be an important member of a community. This is especially true for Forum Administrators and Moderators. There are a number of things which a Forum Administrator can do to appeal to this built-in sense of ambition which every person has within them. Continue reading

The Three Killers of Promotion Forums

I’m sure we’re all familiar with promotion forums, as we’ve seen hundreds of them pop up over the years. Unfortunately, out of the hundreds created, very few remain open or active after a few weeks. On a more positive note, we’ve seen several examples of promotion forums flourish and become very successful. Such examples are Continue reading

Building Relationships with New Members

Hey everyone, if you’ve been involved in the hobby of managing forums for a while, you definitely know that it can be a real struggle to convince members to stay active. The initial promotion that convinces them to join the forum is hard enough, and then you need to give them a reason to stay on a long term basis. Well, my goal for this article is to introduce a few ways in which you can achieve this. Does that make the topic title sound a little confusing? It doesn’t say anything about that. The overall idea of this article is Continue reading

Perception Is What You Provide

Perception is defined as “a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression”. Basically speaking how you proceed to design and act on your community sets the tone for how successful your forum will be. Perception is a basic psychological need and that goes beyond on the internet where people Continue reading