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…

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  • Forum Suicide Threats: Should you take them seriously?

    … Have you witnessed forum suicide threats online before? Forum suicide threats are nothing new, there are many forum owners online who have experienced or witnessed forum suicide threats on their own forum and on other forums, you yourself may have even dealt with forum suicide threats before. Nonetheless, forum suicide threats are still serious…

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

    … Forum Ban Privacy: How private should member banning be? by Shawn Gossman | Jan 9, 2015 | Managing Members | Do you have a forum ban privacy strategy on your message forum? What happens about you have banned a member on your forum? Do you have a forum ban privacy guideline in place for dealing with the aftermath of banning a forum member…

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

    … Union Now on the topic of deleting member accounts, you might have heard of the “right to be forgotten” which is a constitution that was released by the European Union (EU) and Argentina. But what does this mean in terms of deleting member accounts from demands made on your forum? Nothing! If you read the fine lines in the law – it’s there so…

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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

    … Negative Forum Members Might Destroy Your Forum by Shawn Gossman | Dec 5, 2014 | Forum Management, Managing Members | Have you ever witnessed negative forum members on an online community? Have you ever had any negative forum members on your own community? I know I have in my forum experience and you probably have as well. Negative forum…

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  • Award Member Loyalty: Keeping your forum members active!

    … Have you ever wondered how you can award member loyalty on your message forum? You should award member loyalty because that will likely result in your loyal forum members staying loyal to you and your forum for many years to come. You see examples of how a company would award member loyalty with the credit card industry. Credit card companies…

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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…

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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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