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Managing Online Forums: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Run Successful Community Discussion Boards

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Forums add a powerful component to any website. This is the only guide that shows how to run a fun, informative, and harmonious online forum.Every day, millions of users log on to their favourite online forums and interact with others to get advice and discuss everything from the latest news and trends to their hobbies to their professions to whatever else strikes their fancy. Administrators have to lead these communities, deal with difficult users, and choose moderators. Legal constraints, spammers, and technical issues can turn the excitement of running an online community into chaos. With the right guidance, however, running forums can be a pleasure. Patrick O'Keefe has spent years developing and managing online communities. Now, he shows readers how to make the right decisions about every aspect of their forums, including: - choosing a name and domain name- picking the right software- deciding on user options like avatars and private messaging- setting guidelines and dealing with violators- ensuring that posts stay on topic- settling online disputes among users- involving their users and keeping the site interestingManaging Online Forums is the one book that shows site owners and administrators how to create a safe and entertaining community that users will return to again and again.

About the Author

Patrick O’Keefe (Harbinger, NC) is the owner of iFroggy Network, an Internet network of content, community, and e-commerce sites covering various interests. He currently manages seven separate online communities and has developed communities that have become some of the largest on their subject matter in the world.

Table of Contents

Laying the groundwork — Developing your community — Developing guidelines — Promoting your community — Managing your staff — Banning users and dealing with chaos — Creating a good environment — Keeping it interesting — Making money.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814412930
Publisher:
Amacom
Subject:
Computers : Internet - General
Author:
O'Keefe, Patrick
Author:
Patrick O'Keefe
Subject:
Computers : Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : Small Business - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Small Business - General
Subject:
E-Commerce - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Internet - Social aspects
Subject:
Online social networks - Management
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
World Wide Web
Subject:
Electronic Commerce
Subject:
Business - Small Business
Subject:
Business | E-Business
Subject:
Internet-Information
Subject:
Internet marketing
Subject:
Internet-Web Publishing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Social Networking
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Computers and Internet » Networking » General

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