I've always pondered around about this idea because the co-owner of my community has also been my friends for years and our partnership has worked over the years. I'm wondering though - how many forum owners here have hired their friends to become staff? Was it a good move by you or a bad move? Let us know. Personally, I know some people are against hiring friends because if things go wrong, you might not be friends anymore - but what's your opinion on this topic?