Managing Members

  • Goodbye Threads: How should you handle them on your forum?

    … Have you ever seen goodbye threads posted on a message forum? Have goodbye threads ever been posted on your message forum before? Goodbye threads are topics that members post when they plan on leaving your message forum for good. These goodbye threads are often posted because of some form of forum drama that is or had occurred on your community…

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  • Forum Suicide Threats: Should you take them seriously?

    … serious because they are still some form of threat to commit suicide. In my experience, I recall some members of forums actually completing suicide so not every threat is fake like some people may come to assume or imagine. Forum suicide threats should be treated as serious as forum death threats. Special attention for you is often required for any…

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  • Forum Ban Privacy: How private should member banning be?

    … member and just might assume they became inactive on your forum. There is a drawback however, if a member asks about that member – you should never lie about it to them because that can ruin your message forum and your online reputation in your niche market. The No Forum Ban Privacy Approach Some forum owners will suggest you go with no forum ban…

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  • Deleting Member Accounts: Do you have to do it?

    … Do you ever have issues with the deleting member accounts subject on your forum? You know – those forum members who demand that you delete their account and maybe even their posts as well? In the nearly two decades that I have been running forums, I don’t have enough fingers, toes and extremities to count the number of times that I had…

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  • Banning Popular Forum Members from Your Community

    … What do you think about banning popular forum members from your community? Let’s face it, not everyone on your forum will always turn out to be the most well behaved member on the forum. You might have to eventually ban members from your forum and maybe even banning popular forum members from your community as well. Banning popular forum…

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  • Negative Forum Members Might Destroy Your Forum

    … and emotions on the internet. Detecting negativity and constant sarcasm on the World Wide Web isn’t as big of a challenge as you might consider it to be. Negative forum members often attempt to turn something happy into something negative and they often repeat this process on your forum. Negative members also tend to have their opinions and feel that only…

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  • Award Member Loyalty: Keeping your forum members active!

    … online community. Award Member Loyalty with Premium Membership Offering premium membership is a great way to award member loyalty on your message forum. If you have a premium membership option, you can offer it for free to loyal members for being so loyal on your forum. You can offer it to them free for life or for a set amount of time…

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  • Message Forum Trolls who Keep Coming Back

    …, email address and so on – post it on your forum where everyone can see it along with screenshots of how the person is harassing you. Don’t post anything too personal like credit card numbers or social security numbers and sensitive materials like that. The message forum troll might resort to legal action against you for bringing them out…

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  • Forum Member Demands: Don’t hate them – embrace them!

    … Forum Member Demands: Don’t hate them – embrace them! by Shawn Gossman | Oct 20, 2014 | Increase Membership, Managing Members | Forum member demands shouldn’t annoy you. Forum member demands shouldn’t discourage you. Forum member demands can help your forum become a huge success. Your forum needs forum members in order for it to survive…

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  • 5 Unique Forum Promotion Tactics to Get Members Active

    5 Unique Forum Promotion Tactics to Get Members Active Posted by Shawn in Increase Membership, Managing Members Unique Forum Promotion – Does it exist in these modern times? I believe that unique forum promotion does exists, in fact, I think a lot of message forum owners are left out of the loop with it comes to using unique forum promotion tactics on their communities.

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  • Forum Customer Service: Do you have what it takes?

    … Forum customer service is just as important as customer service for a product or service at a business. Sure, most forum members are not going to be paying for anything but they are still customers of your community which is often seen as a business. Forum customer service is an important component to running a successful message forum community…

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  • Stopping Forum Spam before it Burns You Out

    … is before they spam your forum really helps out a lot in stopping forum spam before your members can even see it on the forum. This should always be an objective because a lot of times, too much spam on your forum can result in the spam pushing members away from your forum. Stopping Forum Spam Tip #3: The almost unbeatable anti-spam tactic…

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  • Forum Launch in 10 Days: Management Styling

    … administrative forum staff member which is you, the forum owner. You can have moderators but they would not fit in the forum team as actual administrators since they wouldn’t really get a say on what goes on with the forum evolution. This isn’t a bad way of running a message forum as long as you make it clear that you make the decisions from the get go…

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  • Forum Member Contributions: Leave the answering of questions to your members!

    … If you’ve noticed at all, on this blog I talk and preach a lot about shaping and developing yourself as a forum niche expert and authority. It’s important to know about your niche and show your members that you know about it as well. However, you got to be careful about how you do this! You don’t want to come off as a Mr. Know-It-All and get…

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