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I started my blog first to provide information to my readers. And, then later I added a forum where I could talk to the people who visit my blog. The forum gives me greater connectivity to my readers and lets me have i...

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    America Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    Would it be viewed as favoritism if you hired your friends as admin or moderators for your staff? Or, does the friendship bond actually help with forum management?

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    America Level 1
  • 8 6 years ago

    Cyber bullying is getting more attention in the spotlight lately, especially after numerous tragic Facebook incidences. A site owner might be held responsible if they choose not to stop the bullying of members on their ...

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    Riley Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    I'm a forum owner and forum admin/mod on several forums and for me, the experience is very different. With my own forum, there are a million little details I have to manage by myself (I like to be hands on, even when I ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    Do you allow your site manager or admin all access to your databases or other sensitive areas of your forum, including the behind the scenes forums where big decisions are discussed or made?

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    Avery Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    Managing one forum is nearly a full time job, but some people own multiple forums, requiring good time management skills as well as resources. Do you think you have what it takes to manage more than one forum at a time?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 6 years ago

    Are there any tricks or tips to creating a warm and welcoming environment on your forum that encourages forum members to stay and post or interact with the community more?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    On many SMF forums that I visit, I get extreme lag. Do you think the lagging is caused by the SMF software or plug ins? I don't get this kind of lag on Xenforo or MyBB forums.

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    A friend of mine owns an SMF based forum and is looking for a new forum theme. Can you please suggest a SMF forum theme that might be appropriate for a gamer style forum?

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    Justin Level 1
  • 0 6 years ago

    Even on webmaster forums where you have an advertising section designed for talk on advertising methods, you will get random spam. Why can't the members read the forum description to know that spam is not welcome there?

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    Justin Level 1
  • 7 6 years ago

    On one of the forums where I was posting five years ago, another user took my real person photo and real name and used it for themselves. They simply copied my name and photo and started an account on a related forum so...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    Flood control is a method by which you can control the frequency or rate at which a forum member posts on your forum. So for instance, you might only allow one post per minute. And, if the person tries to post more th...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    Forums are fun to hang out on and you can always meet new fun people. But, you can learn lots of fun things there too and share your mind or speak your inner heart anonymously (such as when you don't use your real name)...

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 6 6 years ago

    I like it when post count shows under the avatar, rather than on the pop up box. And, this varies by forum, even on Xenforo. What's your preference?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    I love being a forum owner. It's one of the best things I've ever done and though not the easiest job, it lets me have something fun to look forward to daily. I like talking to people and interacting with the forum com...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    Can you build a really solid forum community in just the first few weeks a site is open? For instance, maybe if you had access to friends in a former related niche forum who could help you post to the site and get thing...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 5 6 years ago

    Once I was part of this really cool general chat style forum. I liked the forum owner a lot and we became good friends. I posted there a good long while. Eventually, work got in the way and I stopped visiting the forum. ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 6 years ago

    I have at least fifty forum accounts, spread around the internet. Most are from the old gamer days, but a few are related to internet marketing, blogging and forum ownership. And, that's just for my owner personal acco...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    So many ebooks have been published about internet marketing and blogging. But, how many good forum management books actually exist? Would love to have a link to a good ebook to read about forum management.

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 6 years ago

    Many forums start out as an impulsive idea and then never go anywhere. And, you'll find these forums all over the internet, littering the super highway. But, some forums defy the odds and stick around for years. What ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    With all the social networks such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter and myriad of other publishing options including Blogger and Tumblr, which have built in communities similar to forums, are real forums even relevant a...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 6 years ago

    Over time, I've had some success with promoting my general chat forum on other generic forums. Though usually, it's harder to promote a general chat forum and get new members as most people will just pick a chat forum t...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 9 6 years ago

    Do you tolerate drama or hysterics on your forum? What would you do if a good forum member started acting up and showing attitude toward other members and staff?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 5 6 years ago

    What do you think of the idea of having an offical count down timer to the official opening of a new forum? When advertising the upcoming forum, you could let potential members know they can't register right away but sh...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 6 years ago

    Most of the forums I've seen are related to webmaster or gaming. Though some are very unique such as a Japanese culture or historical mysteries forum. I love these highly specialized forums as they allow the member to ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 6 years ago

    Most people take a holiday vacation, especially around Christmas. And, that goes for forum staff too. What will you do on your forum when your mods or admin take vacation? Do you have a back up plan for staff, or will yo...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 6 years ago

    If you have a niche forum, you might assume most of your forum members would come from other related forums. But, sometimes you can get forum members from unrelated sites, even Facebook. Do you know where your forum memb...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    On my own forum, I'm very quick to modify an offending signature link, such as one from a new member who is advertising spam or linking to illegal sites. Also, not every forum member deserves a signature link, especiall...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    Xenforo has a very interesting feature called Discouraged which can be enacted on individual members. The feature causes delays and discourages them from posting with other annoyances. The hope is that they get disco...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 6 years ago

    If I was no longer interested in the forum or didn't think there was any possible way to revamp the forum or send it in a new direction, then I would most likely delete the forum. Though I'm sure I would keep the datasba...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    Some of the top free hosted forums include Proboards and Zetaboards. When I first started out in internet marketing many years back, I tried out these sites. There was always a glitch that made the site less than desir...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    Do you ever get into a situation where forum members retaliate against each other for perceived slights and threats? This type of thing can get out of hand quickly if you don't step in to stop the trolling. What is to ...

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    Ethan Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    I am looking for a mod for my phpBB forum that will show a monthly (and daily) statistics history. I currently count the stats at the end of each month, then enter the information into a table, but I just seen on the fol...

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    Sean101 Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    When I go to move a thread on XenForo forum, it has the option.. Redirection Notice: 1) Do not leave a redirect? 2) Leave a permanent redirect? 3) Leave a redirect that expires after? Then also gives me an option for h...

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    Sean101 Level 1
  • 12 6 years ago

    I like to spend as much time a possible on my new forum so that I can respond to forum members quickly and keep the discussion going. It's good when they see an active owner on the site. That keeps people coming back.

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    Deann Level 1
  • 10 6 years ago

    If everyone is posting to just one subforum, do you move forum threads around, so there are no bare spots on your subforums and it looks as if all subforums are well used?

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    Jade Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    If you make recent posts viewable to guests, this could be a good way to get many to sign up as posting members. It's nice to see what everyone is talking about more recently rather than having to dig through subforums t...

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    Jade Level 1
  • 2 6 years ago

    On a forum where I am moderator, many of the members are very passive and wait for discussions to be started. They don't even bother to start discussions. And, it could be a week or month before anyone but the owner or...

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    Jade Level 1
  • 8 6 years ago

    What do you think when a forum member creates a thread title and then repeats that title in the body/description of the forum post. Most times, I would prefer they actually take time to give a short backstory or explain...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago

    What do you think when a forum member creates a thread title and then repeats that title in the body/description of the forum post. Most times, I would prefer they actually take time to give a short backstory or explain...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 6 years ago