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Suicide threats made in a forum

Tweet Have you had a suicide threat on your forum from a member? Chances are you haven’t and most forums probably will not have to deal with it. Some forums will and do have to deal with these. What­ will do you do if a member of your forum makes comments about committing suicide? Are […]

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Should a visitor always need to register to post on a forum?

Tweet Is it always desirable that you have to be a registered member of a forum to post a message? In most circumstances we want visitors to join as members (see converting the visitor into a member); we want them to engage with the site. BUT, what if your forum is on the sort of […]

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What do you do about competing forums?

Tweet What do you do when one of your moderators or one of your valued members departs on good terms (or even bad terms) and starts a forum that is competing with yours? What do you do if they start recruiting at your forum for new members for their forum? It is never pleasant when […]

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Would you delete a user on request?

Tweet Alongside the issue of who owns forum posts, is the issue of what do you do if a member wants to have all their posts and their account deleted.  More and more people are increasing their consciousness of their internet footprint and want more control of it, especially anything that might be seen of […]

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Forums Admins Unite: Lets get rid of the fluff posters!

Tweet I have this huge desire to make every thread on the forums I work with a valuable resource on the topic of the thread. Imagine a new visitor coming from a search engine to a thread and its full of nonsense or fluff posts. Will they want to stay and look around the site; […]

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Should you post messages as ‘Admin’?

Tweet Should you post messages as Administrator? This comes up from time to time in admin communities. Should you post messages as Administrator or under some other username (such as your own name)? Personally on the forums I admin, I have two administrator usernames. One is Admin that I use for doing admin things such […]

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