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Category_Forum Administration, Effective forums, Time Management, Tindris, Use of time -

Time. Our best friend, yet at the same time our worst enemy. Time allows us to sleep, work, eat and play, while it limits our opportunities to do just that. There are very few people in the world who can make enough money on a forum to live off the income it makes, and then they spend the same amount of time on it as they would a full time job. This means that when it comes to managing and running a forum community, time is always of the essence. So how can you best use the time you have...

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Category_Forum Administration, Forum Administration, Hiring staff, Pitfalls, Tindris, What to watch for -

When it comes to hiring staff, the amount of pitfalls and mistakes which can be made greatly outnumber the success stories. Especially in the online world, where you only have words and possibly a Skype conversation to judge someone by, it is easy to be fooled and end up in a less than desirable situation. The one rule of thumb I always recommend is the "Too good to be true" rule. If someone is willing to go out of their way for you for little or no pay, usually there is a hidden catch. I am not saying that there...

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Audience, Beans, Category_Programming & Design, Content Creation, design, Goals, Layout, Mission, Planning, Purpose, Teg, Tindris, Topic, Web Pages, Website, Website Planning, Zimm -

Website Planning Ask yourself the following question: “What goes into creating a website?” The correct answer to this question is planning. When creating a website, you need: A topic A purpose Goals Multiple Webpages Content Layout Design The above list is part of the planning process when it comes to creating a website. In this article, I’ll discuss the various aspects of website planning. Each step of the plan is essential to creating your own websites; whether it’s a personal website, business website, fan website, etc. TOPIC, PURPOSE AND GOALS You may think that the topic, purpose and goals of...

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Category_Forum Administration, Category_Webmaster, Reputation, Self-image, Tindris, Trust -

In a previous article, I discussed how to get people to trust you. In this article, I will discuss the next step in building an online presence. It now comes down to what you decide to do with the trust you have worked hard to gain. It is at this point in time a manipulator would flip the coin and start working toward their true intentions. I am however not trying to educate manipulators, although I certainly could. There is a fine line between manipulating a person’s trust and respecting it, but that is not for this article. The usage...

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Category_Forum Administration, Community, Forums, Joshua Farrell, Members, Priorities, Suggestions, Tindris -

This article was first posted on our blog on 01/06/2011. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct. The formula for a successful forum is complex. Getting the balance right is an art--too many categories, not enough advertising, too many guests, not enough members. All these things are very important, but I'm sure that everyone would agree with me when I say that your members are the key to your success. Keeping your members happy will mean that they have a higher chance of returning to your forum day after day. This, in turn, creates an...

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