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How many admin in a forum?

Discussion in 'General Internet Marketing' started by mint1, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. mint1

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    What is the best of managing a forum and how many forum admin require to run a forum? Can we take it as a business?
     
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  3. gkd_uk

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    Hi

    It depends on the size of your forum and the number of members posting.
     
  4. RiverWire

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    Im a firm believer that there should only ever be one Admin on any forum , i can never see the point of having loads of admins as most of the time they do nothing more than a mod would do .

    But as GKD says it depends on how busy your forum is as to how many "staff" you have , Super mods and mods are fine , no need for anymore than one admin
     
  5. Blogington

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    You only really need one admin to start with unless you expect your forum to grow so rapidly that it becomes impossible to manage alone. The next step would be to bring in mods, usually willing long time members of your forum who you trust. That said, if you have other demands on your time, bringing in a partner as an admin to help you run the forum and share the workload is a good idea.


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  6. webcreationuk

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    When more than 2 admins are "in the house" it usually means problems. Best practice is to stick to two admins and how many moderators/supermods you need to run the forum. ;)
     
  7. Cyber Master

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    One admin and a few moderators but it would depends on how large is a forum.
     
  8. Mars Guitars

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    ^^^ Exactly what I was going to say. :D
     
  9. wanjamie

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    Totally agreed, but also depends on how many sections or categories of the forum
     
  10. jacinthemilton

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    One admin and if you want those people who will help you to maintain it get some moderators.
     
  11. Conran

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    I think there must be a ratio to members, so if you have 100 members, maybe you need one admin and one mod. Then I'd wait until there were 300 members and invite a long-standing and active member to become a mod.

    I suppose it depends on whether the forum actually needs that much control. I mean, you wouldn't exactly need a ratio of one mod to 100 members to keep a knitting forum in line, but you might need 20/100 to keep a political discussion forum under control!
     
  12. Lovely

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    It depend on the size and number of members in the forum that will determine the number of admin and if one can take it as a business. A forum like dp is a big business for the owner and it will have not less than 5 full time and some part time admin and mod, working in the forum.
     
  13. kendalcottages

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    I agree, it depends on the size. It also depends on how frequently each admin is going to visit, and what timezones they are each in. There is no definitive answer.
     
  14. LineHosts: Damien

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    I think one Admin is sufficient and then as many Moderators as you wish.
     
  15. JennyRipley

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    That depends greatly on the size of your forum. If it is just small size forum,I think you are adequate to run it.
     
  16. jamesbabooli

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    admin should b one with some moderator for help
     
  17. davidabraham

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    hey, if you can't find friends to trust, fine. You can handle it

    and if you do have friend, you can just make them moderators, don't need to make them admins.

    Also, my GOOD friend is admin. I have 2 other moderator friends

    I have good staff, just need more members
     
  18. mycyberquest

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    One or more to help you managing account such as banning.
     
  19. angie828

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    I like the idea of only having one. Then have moderators on to help the administration.
     
  20. nnbbwo

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    It depends on the size of your forum and the number of members posting.
     
  21. Addalina

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    It all depends on the categories in the forum. Different persons for different category. sometimes more than one person for one category.
     

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