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On the forum that I manage we have seasonal peaks of activity especially during summer time. These peaks give us lots of new discussions and responses. Though some times the forum is almost dead due to other things mem...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    I would like some forum management software that would make my job easier. As admin of a busy forum I have issues with time management (as I have an offline job too as well as family care responsibilities). If I could ...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Sometimes, I find a discussion that is very old and hasn't been responded to in awhile, but I really like the content. So it's nice to be able to respond to a good discussion that might have been neglected. Some forums...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    If a forum discussion is becoming heated with insults and name calling, that's a sure sign it should be locked. There are other instances where a discussion should be might be locked, including if the original issue is ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    Do you have a back up emergency plan for your forum, just in case your forum databases are corrupted or your forum is hacked? What if division in the forum community causes your forum to split up and fail? What would y...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    I get so many ideas for forum posts by reading magazines on my hobbies and usually the articles don't explain fully everything needed to know. And, for questions left unanswered, I will usually find a niche hobby forum ...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Let's say that I have found a very unique forum niche, that very few others have explored. If this niche has a small but devoted fan base, is it worth pursuing?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 7 5 years ago

    Is there really a need for forums now? For instance, with the other social networks, do forums even need to exist? Of course, you have the situation where they need technical support forums for a specific product such ...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 13 5 years ago

    Do you employ a reputation or karma system on your forum? And, does this type of system encourage favoritism or actually serve to let others know the true worth of other forum members.

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Is it ever possible to revive a forum community once it's gone inactive or just better to shut down the forum or reboot and start again?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    What are some tips to help a forum remain unique and not become a clone of other sites?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    What are the best ways to keep track of the posts made by forum members in a post contest? What are the hazards of this type of forum posting contest?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    What are some tips for helping forum members prepare for the forum being sold or handed over to a new owner? What can you do to ensure the forum stays intact.

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    When is the best time to schedule forum maintenance so as not to inconvenience the least number of members? Is there an ideal time and how do you prepare members for what's coming?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Do you have a favorite job as an admin or moderator? Maybe you like interacting with the forum members or solving forum member issues or just being on forum as part of the staff.

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    On most forums where I am active daily,the forum flood limit is usually one post per minute or thirty seconds. and, this seems to be more than reasonable considering how it should take at least that amount of time for a...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Though debates are a good way to keep things exciting, there are times when a debate might flare up and be taken to ugly places. Should you quell the excitement and enthusiasm in a debate before it gets to this level? ...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Is there just one job that you would consider to be the toughest job (as staff or owner) when running a forum?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Choosing the right forum name can mean the difference between a success and a forum fail as the name dictates how others see your forum. How hard is it to choose a forum name and what are some of the factors you should ...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    A support forum is an excellent idea for any technical or services related business as it gives you the chance to provide enhanced support for your customers. Have you started your own support forum?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Do you use certain mods to combat spam such as Askimet? Or, do you have a full time spam team on your staff to combat forum spam?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Who is in charge on your forum or who is the boss, such as the person that gets things done?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    You could choose to have one forum for many of your related sites or one forum for each site. If you choose to run a different forum for each site, then you will have to manage each one and that will increase costs for ...

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    Forums are a good place to socialize and meet others who share a similar opinion. And, for this reason, a forum can also be a good place to encourage activism for a good cause. Do you use your forum for this purpose?

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    Daniella Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    There's so many different types of forum spam. For instance, most forums consider one word/irrelevant and promotional link posts as 'spam'. However, on one particular forum where I am a member they simply respond to t...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 5 years ago

    Recently having started a new forum, one of the things that inspired me most was wanting to share my passion and knowledge with others. I really feel like I can make a difference in lives with this forum or at least sha...

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    Jagger Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    I like to know everyone on my forum by their first name, even if I don't refer to them as that openly. This helps me to feel closer to my community and bonds me with them. And, it takes me past their avatar, to the rea...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Happy events on a forum always bring the community together. And, for me, there's nothing happier than a celebration. I love it when one of our members has a birthday or special event and chooses to share it with the c...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    I have been on a few forums where fighting and drama caused a huge emotional rift in the forum community and it became the thing that sunk the forum. Not every forum community is strong enough to survive drama. I am wo...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    This question is for forum owners mostly but also regular forum members if you want to answer. How do you feel about forum admins or moderators deleting posts? From the forum owner's point of view is this an acceptable...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    I would consider myself an expert in some niches, but not others. And, when I'm on a new forum, especially one that is full of seasoned marketing people, I feel more nervous about bringing up questions which might brand...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Creating new content and discussions daily is one of the best things you can do for forum SEO. As search engines seem to love new/relevant content. Also this is good for keeping your community active as it gives member...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 5 years ago

    My idea of forum success is when the core group of loyal forum members actively post daily, so the forum looks very busy. Even if that's just five or ten people, if they all post every day, then the forum stays active. ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    A very big frustration of forum management is when there are fifty people online (both guests and members) but no actual activity. And, when you check stats, you can see that people are reading the most recent threads bu...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    I am currently selling my signature line on my own forum and it's earning more than Adsense. And, really that's always been true. Privately sold ads, always earn more for me than Adsense. Maybe Adsense works better o...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 5 years ago

    I don't mind seeing short one or two line forum posts if they actually contain good information as it doesn't take fifty words to give a good response. But, if someone is just leaving, 'thank you' and "you're right!" re...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    On my forum, I keep a list of discussions that I would like started by members and forum staff. I have this list pinned on every subforum. And, if someone needs inspiration for a topic, they can always go there and as ...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Some forums have a rule against lurkers, that is members who sign up and then only read threads but never respond. It's easy enough to identify a lurker. I understand how some people want to read over discussions awhil...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    Most times, I simply private message my forum global moderator on issues rather than posting a thread in the staff room. With my first global mod, we used the staff room all the time, but once she left, we got out of t...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    Most times, I simply private message my forum global moderator on issues rather than posting a thread in the staff room. With my first global mod, we used the staff room all the time, but once she left, we got out of t...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago