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  1. Spikey


    I'm a big fan of Pasta type food. I like any kind of Italian cuisine. What are your favorite kinds of pasta? For me it's Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo and Lasagna.
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    Should you have enough content before publicly opening your forum?

    I would say it doesn't hurt at all to do this. You can even open your forum to the public but not announce it for a couple of weeks while your working on content before your ready to share the forum's link.
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    Colorful Usernames/Shiny Usernames

    I didn't mind them back in the day but I don't miss them either. It'd be better to have a badge under your username for people to see.
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    Guest Posting

    I wouldn't go for it. I've seen it done on other forums in the past. It can cause bots to post spam or people who don't want to sign up and could make trouble on the forum just by posting as a guest. It's better to have the person sign up to the forum.
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    When did you start your website?

    I started a Sports talk forum just a few days ago. It should be interesting to see it grow hopefully. I don't know if I want it to be huge, just a place to talk sports with people is great.
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    How to handle members who are too much into community?

    Yea I don't mind if the member is on the forum all the time and contributing positively to the forum but if the member is around causing trouble that could be bad for the forum.
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    For a new forum I wouldn't have so many rules at the beginning. The obvious rules should be in place and either have a page to itself or make a sticky thread about it. When the forum grows and if need to can add more rules/guidelines to the forum.
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    Demoting Staff? Absent Staff?

    If they completely abandon the forum (unless if they let the owner know they will be away for a period of time) or if they can't handle being on the staff team then they should not be on staff.
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    Putting your foot down on drama?

    I'd be pretty relaxed. As long as the members don't say hateful things about each other or show disrepect then I'll step in and handle it but if it's on topic and adds creativity to the discussion then it's okay.
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    Who has tried domaining?

    I thought about it before but then decided it's hard to be succesful in that area and didn't try it. I've heard of people being successful and made a bit of money from doing it.
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    Create alt accounts to reply to own threads?

    It depends how many accounts you make. If it's one or two it shouldn't be too bad but anything more than that then it's a big no for me. As many have said people can easily spot it. I've spot it myself on forums in the past.
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    Budget for your forum

    Yes I totally agree with this. For new forums I think they should spend their money on building content for the forum and then when it looks more active then you can start buying ads and things like that.
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    Would you hire outside staff?

    Sometimes its best to bring an outsider in. Jobs do this all the time. The person may bring lots of new ideas for the forum.
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    Moderation on Avatar Images in forum community?

    Avatars should be required for forums. I wouldn't let a member use an avatar that is too graphic, sexual, violent, or hate crimes but I have yet to see anything like that in an avatar on forums.
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    How do you recon the content is plagiarized?

    This is good advice. I didn't know there were tools to check on things like this. Google of course is probably the best and fastest one to use. Hopefully you don't have to use it too much.
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    Badmouthing of your community?

    It's usually best to ignore them if they are just trying to cause trouble but if they have genuine concerns then its good to deal with it professionally. There will always be haters but unfortunately they might damage the reputation of the forum.
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    Community Drama

    That sounds like it was one major headache! I don't know why people try to cause trouble like that sometimes. Especially when their claim is not true. It's just a forum after all.
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    I only know English. I thought about learning other English but to me really there's no point as I don't travel that much and where I do travel they speak English pretty well. Once in awhile though if I talk to someone that knows another language I will ask them sometimes how they say certain...
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    How did you learn to make graphics?

    How did you learn to make graphics? Are you self taught? Did you take lessons/classes? How long have you been learning graphics for?
  20. Spikey - Gaming Forums Review

    Wow! You have more than 22,000 posts with just over 2,000 members! That's a good ratio to have which means your forum is quite active.