How many staff members does your community have?

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  1. cpvr

    cpvr Regular Member

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    As a community owner, I love having staff members that are able to control the boards, make topics, and keep activity flowing.

    I have 4 administrators, and 5 moderators - one admin is the co-owner, one's a developer, and ones a friend that helps us - security wise, and watches the boards.

    So, how many staff members does your community have? Do you do a lot of hiring?
     
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    Kaiser Regular Member

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    Right now I have 2 Admins Ashley.S. and I, and I plan to just leave it at 2 Admins. As for moderators I have two, just got rid of one for being inactive since the time he was hired.
     
  3. johnboy127

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    My hardest thing has been keeping people active. To me, moderators tasks are to keep the forum flowing as much as managing dead posts etc. To find such people is difficult. Everyone seems to enjoy the status but then no work. I have four full time admins including myself and three moderators.
     
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    Kaiser Regular Member

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    I agree I have had that many times in the past where they are very active before being staff, and once you promote them they are laid back and dont even bother helping and/or posting. Its very hard to find trustworthy people.
     
  5. Gamrpro

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    My forum has 2 Admins and 2 Global Moderators. I set this up so it can be equal. We're a pretty good staff team no problems and we get along just fine.
     
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    Kaiser Regular Member

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    Thats great to hear, what more can admin want than to have a family like staff.
     
  7. johnboy127

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    Family for staff? No wait, that would be a BAD idea. lol
     
  8. Kaiser

    Kaiser Regular Member

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    Not family as staff, im saying having a staff thats like family. Like the staff here, and members are like one big family.
     
  9. Mikey

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    I have me as the admin, and one active moderator on both my communities.
     
  10. cpvr

    cpvr Regular Member

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    Keeping people active is hard work - do you ask your members questions? That sometimes gets activity flowing.
     
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    Trombones13 Regular Member

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    I currently have two staff members--myself and my co-admin--but a couple other people are in the admin usergroup just to have access to the style system in the back end. I don't have any other moderators right now because activity is (unfortunately) low enough that I don't need any help moderating the forum.
     
  12. Kaiser

    Kaiser Regular Member

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    Yea that is a great way to get them engaged.
     
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  13. cpvr

    cpvr Regular Member

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    I have a few administrators and a few mods. I love having a good quality staff team. Some staff take time off and let us know in our staff board, so we can work harder all around and not lose any activity while they're gone.
     
  14. dojo

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    None. I am the only administrator in the community and don't need mods at all, which means I won't hire anyone yet. I am planning on some new features and will need at least one member to support me, we've already planned to work together, so I just need to make that feature happen :)
     
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    We have 3, though the forum requires little to no moderation.

    I agree with the notion that until staff are needed, you really don't need to hire any, but I have a co-admin as we started the forum together.

    The only other staff we have is one mod, whilst not needed currently, he would be my first choice when the occasion arose, so thought I'd just bite the bullet and promote him from the offset.

    As for hiring more staff: that'll be a long time off, if at all.
     
  16. Creaky

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    1 which is me, never had the need for any others.
     
  17. cpvr

    cpvr Regular Member

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    At what point would you hire more staff members?
     
  18. Trickster

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    I'm a bit selfish when it comes to this, so I am always the top ranked one. There can be other 'Admins', but only if I am the 'Epic Admin' or whatever.

    It all depends on the size of the community. Since I am currently not really webmastering, I have 0 staff members. Most I had was 4 I believe (one admin, one global and two mods).
     
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    I usually like to have one administrator (myself,) one supermoderator, and two more moderators under him/her.

    However times have changed and I see that having 2 or 3 admins makes the work easier, besides having 2 supermoderators and the moderation team varies depending on how big the forum is.
     
  20. Mariofan13

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    I have one administrator - myself - and one moderator only for the RPG, because my forum is not very big and I don't have as much experience in forum RPGs as my RPG moderator ;)

    While I was in holiday for a month, I hired one reliable user as a super moderator.
     

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