About to cross 4 Million Posts

Discussion in 'Managing an Online Community' started by Joeychgo, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Joeychgo

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  2. zappaDPJ

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    Well done :)
     
  3. Joeychgo

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    Thank you. I post not to brag, but to point out to people that it can be done.

    Wanna laugh? When I setup my first forum, I didn't know how to create a database in cpanel. I had to get help.
     
  4. Starskull

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    I remember those days. What would you say helped the most in terms of growth?
     
  5. Joeychgo

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    Lack of over moderation would be one factor.
     
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  6. Starskull

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    Must have had a bunch of bad apples stinking up the whole place?
     
  7. zappaDPJ

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    Unlikely with over 4 million posts ;) I think the point is, and it's something I agree with, keep moderation to a bare minimum, just enough to keep the majority of members happy.
     
  8. Joeychgo

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    Not only that, but also talking to problematic members instead of banning them or something else punitive helps alot.
     
  9. zappaDPJ

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    I agree, absolutely. I follow the same philosophy on all my forums.
     
  10. Joeychgo

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    This approach also helps when you have to actually ban someone. Other members pretty much know that the banned member was given every chance and still screwed it up. Not a lot of sympathy for them.
     
  11. Starskull

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    Good points. How many forums have you built up like this
     
  12. Joeychgo

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    Several...
     
  13. Igneous

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    Oh.. it's a car forum.

    Right. Nice work!
     
  14. Heisenberg

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    Nice work Joeychgo, great job.

    Trying to send you a PM but can't see an option. Any chance you could send me one if you get a minute?
     
  15. we_are_borg

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    You’ll need 10 posts to send a PM, but if Joeychgo sends you one you can talk with him.
     
  16. Heisenberg

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    Ah, that makes sense thanks.
     
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