Influencing community behaviour by your leadership

By hari · Jun 2, 2006 ·
  1. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    hari submitted a new Article:

    Influencing community behaviour by your leadership

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  2. Demosthenes

    Demosthenes Resident Mancunian

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    You're writing some great articles lately, harishankar. Keep them coming :D
     
  3. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    Thanks Demosthenes! :)
     
  4. shaon

    shaon Where is the God?

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    Excellent article. I am saving it in my HDD. :)
     
  5. ccs

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    Super article, thanks for writing it:wave:
     
  6. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    Thanks shaon and ccs for your kind words! :)
     
  7. ccs

    ccs Aspirant

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    Thanks harishanker, I love reading your articles. I hope to see more in the future.
     
  8. Sam_

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    I really enjoyed reading that.
     
  9. vicshek

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    hi there, i am just an newbie of Admin Zone and glad to see this great article.

    For what I have observed in the Internet forums/groups, people stay because of the atmosphere of the community rather than the technological advance (though it's important too). The technology is a ship and the admin teams is the captain.

    harishankar said, "Resolve it(conflict) through private communication and keep the forum free of personal issues", I totally agree. Putting things in a public way give you in a risk of no turning back and people become harder to compromise. Using PM(private message) which included in almost every forum software is a smart choice in my opinion.

    It's really challenging and fun too to be a leader of virtual community.
     
  10. dojo

    dojo Passionate admin

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    Already used to see good articles from you Hari. even if we disagree in few admin issues I respect your point of view. In fact I find this article to be perfect :)

    Keep us entertained with more nice articles ;)
     
  11. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    dojo, thanks a lot. Sorry for the late response. I've been away for a while from TAZ and it's nice to come back and see more positive responses to my article. I appreciate your feedback. :)
     
  12. PapillionPurple

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    I'd say even the wording of the rules comes under leadership.
    When I started out with KWO I had a list of very forboding "thou shalt not" style rules, and no reasons why. Consequently I had a fairly high ban rate, and a high infraction rate amongst my members.
    Last October though I had a bit of a freak out over the situation and so my partner and I sat down and looked at the rules.
    We then spent 4 hours rewording them, making them more of requests than demands and explaining why the rules existed. We also devised a positive sanctions system as a flip side to our fairly heavy duty negative sanctions system.
    Currently we are just waiting until our in-house artist becomes available for comission before enacting the positive side of the forum.
    In the last 11 months I have had to ban 2 people. One of who was a compulsive liar and impersonating one of my members on myspace (he's somewhat of a minor celebrity) and the other for trolling. I haven't had to issue warnings to anyone except the troll and it's taken on a more pleasant atmoshphere (or so I hope!)
     
  13. Mephisto

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    Another impressive article harishankar, thanks and keep it coming :cheers:
     
  14. Leilani

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    This article is excellent and should be read by every new admin.
     
  15. democracy

    democracy Participant

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    Very well written article.

     
  16. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    Thanks for the feedback, everybody. Much appreciated. :)
     
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