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best tips for a starting admin

Discussion in 'Planning Stages' started by Patriot, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. Patriot

    Patriot New Member

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    basically, just tell us your BEST tips for a starting forum admin.
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    My best tips:

    Don't hire mods until you have a lot of members
    Don't start off with a ton of forums Condense your forums
    Do something unique. Offer something your competition doesn't.
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    • Have a nice, clean skin that matches your forum's theme.
    • Be courteous to members.
    • Respect members and staff equally.
    • Post a ton, and when you get tired of posting, post some more.
    • Advertise like your life depends on it, never stop.
    • And most importantly, don't give out staff positions for active posters, if that is the only way to get active posters, it is not worth the risk you create.
    Hope these helped all new admins out there!
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    Dont hire staff to fast.
    Start out small with a few sections and add them on as it grows.
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    Know what your doing on the forum and try to make the members have what they want on it so they will keep posting.
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    1) Don't piss people off, especially crackers.
    2) Use a secure password consisting of around 40 characters.
    3) Only hire staff who you've known for a long-time and you trust with your life.
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    Dont just randomly delete members posts. This can annoy them so much they never return to your forum.
    If you must delete, perhaps just edit the post to say "content edited" or something along those lines. Or PM that user to explain why his post was deleted.

    I cant think of anything else right now.. maybe more later
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    Unless you're an admin on a forum for a company or business, don't take everything so seriously. Seriously.

    Keep close friendly ties with other websites, bloggers, and forums.
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    Relax, have some fun, but make sure people can understand you.
    That is sometimes a huge problem. You must type with proper grammar.
    No one wants to join a board where the admin says, "z0mG! 133t b04rd ftw!"
    It looks very unprofessional/unattractive.
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