Managing Online Forums

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

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Publisher's Synopsis

Every day, millions of users log on to their favorite online forums and interact with others to get advice and discuss everything from the latest news and trends to their hobbies, professions, and whatever else strikes their fancy. Admin-istrators 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 users and keeping the site interesting Managing 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780814401972
Publisher: AMACOM
Imprint: AMACOM
Pub date:
DEWEY: 004.693
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 453g
Height: 182mm
Width: 119mm
Spine width: 26mm