Seeking Moderators/Admins

Discussion in 'Community Cooperative' started by Phillip, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip The Priest

    Fill out the appropriate form and delete the unused one.

    Form for REQUESTING staff
    Name of site (and/or forum):
    Link to forum:
    Genre: General, Life Style, laid back and more.
    Forum Software: IPS 4.4.7
    Total number of posts the forum has received: 33 Posts so far.
    Seeking (admin/moderator/other): Admin and Moderators
    Paid Position (yes/no): No
    If Paid, How Much:
    Why are you requesting staff: I'm looking to build the forum with good content and to gain members interest in posting on there.
    Additional Information:
    How do you wish to be contacted: (TAZ PC/Site PC/Email) TAZ PC or Site PC.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
  2. \o/

    \o/ an oddity

    A good chance to learn more about IPS. I'm in!
  3. haqzore

    haqzore Devotee

    Why do you need moderators? You can't keep up with 33 posts (majority being your own)?

    What type of Admin help do you need?

    So, you want recruiters. Not Mods/Admins. Right?
  4. Phillip

    Phillip The Priest

    I'm actually looking for all three.

    Recruiters, Mods and Admins.
  5. haqzore

    haqzore Devotee

    I bring up these things because, per the post in July on your site, you want +2 Admins and +3 Mods.
    This would double your member count just in Admins/Mods.

    What do you seek to achieve with 2 more Admins?
    • What specific task(s) you will give them?
    • What specific assistance you will request?
    • What personal skill gap do you want to remedy with 2 more Admins?
    Similarly - why do you need 3 more Mods?
    • What are they going to Moderate?
    • Your activity is very low, & you should be able to keep up with moderation yourself.
    • What specific value do you expect extra Mods to bring to your board?

    I feel you're falling into the cycle of Install Script > Recruit unnecessary Mods/Admins > wait for magic.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
  6. Joel R

    Joel R Fan

    Hi Phillip

    You're running Invision Community (great choice of software by the way ), so I'm going to help you more than the countless others who have tried to start a forum and have fallen to the wayside.

    The comments by haqzore are not wrong. To request new staff for a forum with 33 posts and a handful of members is a stretch. You cannot be an absentee landlord and expect your community to grow on its own.

    To re-pivot you back where you should be focusing your efforts:
    1. Have you identified, engaged, or interacted with a prospective audience who might be interested in your community? If not, full stop until you develop this audience.

    2. Have you generated best-in-class content that no one else can offer? If not, full stop until you develop this content (or at least an initial amount of it).

    3. Don't launch until you've done #1 and 2 to avoid the same fate as others. Your goal should be to provide a compelling reason why users want to visit you more than any other site in the world.

    Good luck. This is a process that may take months and years. Offloading the heavy work to others won't work. If you don't care about your community, then why would others? The beginning phase is always the hardest, and requires the most grunt work from you and only you.

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  7. Rudy Runs It

    Rudy Runs It Neophyte


    Before I'd commit to modding, I'd really want a detailed look at your content and value proposition. Time is money, and if this is unpaid, I'd really like to know what I was getting myself into.
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