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A community can bring a sense of family, friendship, loyalty, and even love. It's no wonder you may struggle with banning a member from your forum, even if they are acting out of line. Perhaps you still hold hope that the user can improve their behavior and follow the official rules. It's always important to consider alternative consequences to banning, and there's many reasons why. Keep reading to learn how to deal with negative or disruptive community members!

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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. Correct Amount of Staff Choosing the correct amount of staff is usually the hardest thing to master. Many people will hire loads of staff when they start their forum because they think their forum will look better with more staff,...

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Category_Forum Administration, Category_Hiring Staff, Category_Moderation, Content Creation, Joshua Farrell, New Forums, potential members, Staff -

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. There are many reasons why you should not hire staff, just for the sake of it, in this article...

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Brivium, Cameron, Category_Security and Privacy, Category_Webmaster, Passwords, Privacy, Safety, Security, Staff, Tips, Webmaster, XenForo -

Online Security is becoming more and more of an issue today. Hackers and crackers seem to be more and more common. If you're following the admin community as closely as I do, you've probably been aware of the recent issue involving Brivium and their recent hack of The Admin Zone. If you aren't already aware of this, here's the official XenForo announcement. Now, this can be a very scary situation whenever something like this happens. I'll break down what happened, and how you can try to prevent it from happening to you on your forums, as well as on Forum...

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Administration, Cameron, Category_Forum Administration, Community, Forum Administration, Staff, Usergroups -

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 in your own forum, or another community you happen to visit. Some of you may not have a clear description of what each group is capable of doing in terms of moderation and forum management. This article is designed to provide you with a clear explanation, starting...

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