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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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Activity, Administration, Category_Forum Administration, Category_Webmaster, Early Mistakes in Forum Administration, Inactivity, Joshua Farrell, Staff, Starting Forums -

When you first start your first forum, the thought of becoming a webmaster can be a daunting task. Fortunately for you, most rookie webmasters make the same mistakes that can be fairly easily avoided when starting out. This article is a guide on how to avoid those classic mistakes that rookie webmasters always seem to make when starting a new forum, which are three things I normally seem to see with new forum admins, that can be avoided: too many boards, inactivity and too many staff members. All of which I'll cover in this article. Too Many Boards First, the...

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Activity, Category_Review Team>Review Spotlights, design, Forums, Ivandis, Joshua Farrell, Lucky!, Statistics -

Full Review by Lucky! You can access Ivandis to see for yourself what it looks like, by clicking here. Scoring: First Impressions & Appearance – (18 out of 20) When I first look at Ivandis, the first thing I noticed was the logo and the overall look of the theme, both of which were well done and looks like it took time to get right, which I commend you on. When I do full reviews, I like to break the impressions and appearance sections apart to make things a little easier to read and follow. So, let's start off with...

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Activity, Blog, Category_Review Team>Review Spotlights, Lucky!, Reviews, Twenty7c, Website, Website Review -

Full Review by Lucky! You can access Twenty7c to see for yourself what it looks like, by clicking here. Scoring: First Impressions & Appearance – (17 out of 20) I have looked through your website before and I was intrigued by it, so I am happy to go deeper into it and look at the nitty-gritty. What I like to do in this section is to break things down into different areas of focus to make it easier to read. Navigation bar Your navigation bar is very simplistic, which fits well with the overall theme. It spotlights your logo really...

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Activity, Administration, Advertising, Category_Forum Administration, Forums, Guide, Joshua Farrell, Motivation, Original Content -

This article was first posted on our blog on 11/02/2011. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct. This question has been on the lips of webmasters and forums owners all around the world. I often get direct messages on twitter asking how its done, but 140 characters is never enough! All content here is learned from past experience. I've been a webmaster since the age of 9, ran 4 forums and been staff on 6. I'm helping everyone here by sharing my experiences! So let's begin. In this post, you'll read about the following:- Kicking...

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