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« on: February 03, 2015, 06:36:42 PM »
Hi Mike
I have experience of moderating other forums, so here are just a couple of quick pointers.
1 expand the number of sub-forums that you have as quickly as possible otherwise things will get messy.
Hint... Have a look at some other forums for suggesting as to the different sub-forums you might have.
2 once populated by people and posts, you should quickly think about appointing forum moderators to help you administer the forum otherwise it'll take up at your time.
Hope this helps
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Re: Forum Advice
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 09:04:01 AM »
Nice one Rob, someone else also gave me the advice not to expand the forums too early  ::)

I don't know, it makes sense in my mind - there are two distinct stages: conversion and travel... then common room for off topic. What do you think the subs should be?

And about the moderators, yeah this will probably happen at some point


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Re: Forum Advice
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 03:36:28 PM »
Hi Mike
Here are some suggestions for sub-forums (just a few). Yourself and others may have different ideas, these are just mine 'cos I like a bit of structure (old-fashioned I'm afraid  :P)

In the Van Conversion section, sub-forums might include:
- My Conversion Project
Purpose would be for folks to display photos and record the progress of their own conversions)

- Wanted and For sale
A classified section (anything from accelerator cable to Z clips

- Habitation Electrics
- Habitation Gas and Plumbing
- Habitation Furnishings and accessories
Purpose would be for folks to post hints, tips, ideas, questions, problems etc

- Guides and how to ...
How to fix...

- Mechanical advice
Self explanatory

In the Living and Travelling in a Van section, subs might include

- Out and about in my van
Folks could post their ongoing trips

- Wildcamping Locations
For posting information about places they stop over

- Campsite reviews

In the common room, subs might include..

- new members section
For new members to introduce themselves

- members vans
For members to post photos of their vans

- Insurance and breakdown deals

Mike - it is your forum and these are just suggestions for the throwing out!


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Re: Forum Advice
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 05:52:19 PM »
All sounds good to me, that way you can see which is going to be popular and the others not taken can be faded out.
It's a brand new Forum so hopefully peeps will want to cover a multitude of topics and not just stick to the building section, hopefully