On some forums that I visit, the admin is a constant presence, going from discussion to discussion to keep the conversation going. Then again, on other forums, there are many moderators and staff members but no visible sign of an admin or forum owner (often the same person). Just my personal preference, but I would prefer to see admin on site. If it were my forum, you couldn't keep me away. I'd want to know what was going on at the forum and check out all the new discussions posted and interact with guests and members as they came onto the board. What's your preference? Do you visit your forum daily, weekly, once in awhile? Do you work mostly behind the scenes at your forum rather than in front where members can see you? Or, would you prefer to personally interact with forum/community members?