As a webmaster, it is important to motivate your team. Only motivated staff will be working hard and doing their job to the highest quality. Here are some tips on how to motivate your staff members:
Provide incentives for staff: Monetary incentive tends to be quite good with motivating staff. If you cannot pay everyone, then maybe have a staff of the month award where the most hard working staff will get a monetary prize.
Make their job fun: Sometimes, you should let your moderators be in charge of something. For example, if they want to, let them run mini-contests on your forum. Allow them to do more than just posting and deleting spam will make their job more fun and motivate them.
Get to know them: You should talk to them outside the forums and try to get to know them. This will help build a friendship between you and your staff; this is much better than an employee and employer relationship.
What are your tips for motivating forum moderators?