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1 Choosing mods on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:54 pm

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- Choosing mods -

Hello and welcome to my article. Today I'll be talking about mods and how to choose them carefully.

First of all, you need to get it into your head that anyone with power can destroy your forum. That's why you need to be careful as to who you decide to give power to.

Choosing mods isn't as easy as it seems, and if you choose wrongly then the consequences can be devastating, for your forum anyway. Even more so with admins.

You need to make sure that the people you choose can be trusted. It's never a good idea to just give away a few mod spots to the newest members just because they were the first people to join your forum.

I think it's also important that you don't choose too many mods. You know what they say 'too many cooks spoil the broth' and that is somewhat true. Too many mods = too much power. Of course, if you have a large community then by all means have a large mod team.

Anyway, thanks for reading! Very Happy

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2 Re: Choosing mods on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:52 pm

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That is great advice. Largely, I agree with your post, 'only fools rush in' etc. But I would like to add, that having had a very successful poker website that I ran for 4 years before having to give it up due to family commitments, and being admin/mod on various other online communities, I'm at liberty to add a little myself.

Instinct, is a lot to go on when assigning help. A good admin will know a good moderator when he/she see's one. Thankfully, I have been blessed never to have chosen anyone that is "power crazed", but I do know they exist, having seen them around.

Personality for me, is a huge part of choosing a Moderator. Is the member friendly? Do they seem to get along with everyone? Do they approach forum issues sensibly? A friendly, approachable demeanour is key.

I hope you don't feel like I am stepping on your toes Reaction. I loved reading your post, it was well written and well thought out. I just wanted to add my own little bit.

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3 Re: Choosing mods on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:44 am

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Yeah, awesome article Reaction! Definitely worth reading and all the advice definitely made sense. Smile


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4 Re: Choosing mods on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:49 am

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Thanks for the feedback you two!

And not all at, DiamondDiva! I think it's a good thing to express your opinions. Razz

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5 Re: Choosing mods on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:19 am

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When's the next article? Very Happy It was such a good read I can't wait for the next.

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6 Re: Choosing mods on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:21 am

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I need more ideas actually, but feel free to write your own. Very Happy

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7 Re: Choosing mods on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:47 am

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Are you kidding...? Really, do you want me to send all the members into a coma? My writing leaves a lot to be desired, to say the least lol!

Ideas...What is your opinion on a forums design? Very Happy

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8 Re: Choosing mods on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:39 pm

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Haha, it can't be that bad surely! My writing skills are not that great to be honest. Razz

I guess I could write an article on forum design... Very Happy

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9 Re: Choosing mods on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:03 pm

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Great article Reaction. Agree with what you said. Razz

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10 Re: Choosing mods on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:06 pm

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New article done!! cheers

And thanks Coddy!

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11 Re: Choosing mods on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:22 pm

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Nice tips! Very Happy for me, it has to be:

-Trustworthy
-Professional
-Active

Those 3 traits makes a good staff/moderator for a forum I must say Razz

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12 Re: Choosing mods on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:40 pm

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Agree with Jophy. Anyway, nice article. Wink

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