Author Archives: mikaya

Guide for New Members of Various Forums

You are probably wondering, I’m not new to the world of online forums! But perhaps there might have just been someone who has just leaped into it! This guide is designed to advise new members, on the various items and features of forums you may come across. These are general tips, in the which may not apply to very type of community, due to each one being different in their own way. Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for Promoting a Forum

So, let’s say you’ve just started a new forum. You’ve sorted out the theme, rules, sections and all that lovely stuff needed to kick start off the community. What is left to make it’s presence known? The members are yet to make their debut! The members are the very heart of any online forum, they keep it alive and running. You won’t get very far unless Continue reading

Usergroups Explained

On any internet forum, you’ll find that there are a majority of groups that members are sorted in. Each level has its own permissions, but the default group that makes up for most of your numbers is the registered member. I will be covering the different types of usergroups you may come across Continue reading

It’s the Little Things That Make the Difference

From my perspective, being a part of forums for over seven years, I’ve observed that a very select group of owners/admins gave priority in undertaking tasks that are considered “behind the scenes.” This is understandable and is expected, but, I couldn’t help but question, could they go the extra mile to help their forum? Think about it, members look up to those who actually engage with members within the community. Generally through making posts and sharing their thoughts on various matters and subjects. This helps to create a bond between members and the staff, and proves Continue reading