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Old 07-03-2008, 05:05 PM
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I'll start answering some of these in a couple of months
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Great! Are you a big board forum admin?
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No, but I will be in a couple of months
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Question: What do you see as the point where the board seems to run itself? Not saying you can ever just sit back and relax, I mean, what do you define as the point where your role seems to change from 'launch' and 'build' mode to more of a 'maintenance' and 'normal operations'. Or is that just a myth?

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Question: What do you see as the point where the board seems to run itself? Not saying you can ever just sit back and relax, I mean, what do you define as the point where your role seems to change from 'launch' and 'build' mode to more of a 'maintenance' and 'normal operations'. Or is that just a myth?

Once you no longer need to talk at all, and it makes no difference in your forum's activity, that's when the launch mode ends. Maintenance and normal operations start then- in a way. But build never stops. I have no doubt that my forum can run successfully if I were to be kidnapped for five years, and it just continued as it is now. However, that's not the goal, is it? You want to keep moving forward, and coming up with new ways so that your forum can compensate with the upgrowth of members, and give it room to expand. Someone earlier in the thread (a few years ago :P) asked about the snowball effect with forums. While it does exist, you have to make sure that your forum has room for all the snow.
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Okay...I've another question for the big board admins.

I'm just a beginner but I've got three projects I'm working on right now to various degrees of commitment. For those who are admins of big boards, how many boards or projects are you usually an admin for at any one time?

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For myself, at the time I started the big board, it was the only one that I was working with. Now, I'm obviously staff at other boards.

I'm not the most experienced in the world, but I think a lot of it comes down to the amount of time you can put into it. If you have the time to run 3, go right ahead. Each forum will also require different amounts of activity; it's a matter of staying on it enough each day to maintain it, and then a little longer.
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Can I have free email support?

Then I would get to ask all the questions I want.
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Q: How much money to spend advertising on say adwords? (to get a forum moving that is)
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