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Asking Questions, Bumping, Category_Forum Posting, Debating, Discussions, Joshua Farrell, Old Topics -

Discussions on a forum are what keeps the doors open. It is what gets the community involved with the topics and makes them stick around. Without discussions, forums cannot exist. However many topics on a forum will often go without responses, or the responses will be basic and that user will never again return to the thread. With the following tips you will be able to create some hot topics on your forum which will really bring in the posts and hopefully even new users! 1. Ask follow up questions. A key element to the longevity of a discussion topic...

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Applications, Category_Forum Administration, Category_Other, Hiring staff, Joshua Farrell -

Today, I am going to explain how you may pick the perfect staff member. Everyone wants the best for their forum. There are two ways that you could hire a staff member, and I will be explaining the two ways. Applications: You should have a template that the user can fill in as an application. You should get the user to send it to you via a Private Message. You may want the user include their name, age and position that they are applying for, also any past experience they may of had and any extra notes the user may...

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Category_Web Hosting, Category_Webmaster, Hosting, Investments, Joshua Farrell, New Web Hosts, Resellers, Risks, Uptime -

Using a new hosting company is very risky, but there are a few things you can look out for. Here are some of the things I look for when choosing a host. When did the hosting company start? If the company started a few months ago, I'm not going to trust them as much as I trust a host that has been around for a decade. The longer lasting host has already proven itself to be worthy of my hard earned cash. An older host can still randomly go bankrupt or experience technical difficulties, but at least they have the...

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Bandwidth, Category_Web Hosting, Category_Webmaster, Hosting, Joshua Farrell, Megabit Per Second, Megabyte Per Second, servers, Shared Servers, Virtual Private Servers, Webhosts, Webspace. Dedicated Servers -

When you are looking for reliable hosting, understanding the benefits and features of all the available packages is vital. This guide will help you learn about all the different types of hosting, popular hosting terminology that is used in plan feature lists, and more. This is a very long article, but aims to help you figure out what type of server you need. By the end of the article you will be able to explain the difference between Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting plans. Before I begin to explain the differences between broader terms such as Shared, Reseller, Dedicated and...

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Activity, Category_Advertising, Category_Forum Posting, Inactivity, Joshua Farrell, Keeping Active Members, Revitalization -

Any type of forum, no matter how large will eventually come across a period of slowness in terms of users checking out the forums and posting. All forums will come across this at some point in its lifespan and the actions taken by the owner of the community can be a matter of life or death, sit idle for too long and the forum will possibly become beyond repair. There are multiple actions which can be taken to ensure that your forum has the best possible chance of revival, providing you already had a decent member base within the first...

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