When it comes to modifications we often think of “cool” things that add features to our forums to make them shiny and awesome in some way. Rarely do we go looking for mods that will make small changes that will save us time and effort in little ways that can often have a huge impact…and these are the overlooked hidden gems of the mod list. Continue reading
When it comes to off topic boards many admins are unsure if they will add anything of value to their forum, and worry about the implications. While at times they can be a distraction from the topic at hand, they can also keep forums alive and kicking – even thriving – when they are approached effectively.
So the question is not whether you should have an off topic board, but how to approach it. Essentially it’s the same as on topic areas: Establish a posting standard and enforce it through moderation and by example. By deleting the topics that don’t add to the forum (eg: “Show us your desktop!” type topics) and posting more meaningful topics you will see the benefits these boards can bring… Continue reading
We listed feedback boards in our list of essential boards every forum should have for good reasons. Feedback boards can really help you grow and level up if they’re approached correctly, and if your forum is without one it is likely going to suffer.
Take a look at these reasons to get behind a feedback board on your forum. Continue reading
Many people overlook the importance of spelling and grammar, especially when it comes to staff and administrators. While typing without capitalisation and regards to grammar is something mostly found in very young admins (specifically teens) it’s not a problem that is exclusive to them.
Spelling and grammar are very important not only to being understood, but also to being taken seriously. You don’t have to know how to spell 15 letter words and always put apostrophes in the right spots, but you do have to be able to make your posts able to be read and understood.
Take a look at our 5 reasons reasonable spelling and grammar are important for administrators who want to be taken seriously.
Depending on the niche of your forum, a news and current affairs board can really help boost posts, participation, and membership. If one thing is certain, it’s that there will always be news and current affairs, and nearly everyone will have an opinion…which means plenty of posting opportunities for your members!