I'm a bad admin.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Online Community' started by Ryan, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Regular Member

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    I am a bad admin :(

    I have decided to give up with my forum.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Regular Member

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    Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that - what's going on?
     
  3. FullMetalBabe

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    D: What happened??? x.x???
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Regular Member

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    I have put TOO MUCH time in to my board. Missing work with school over the last year has left me behind with a few lessons.

    I think I need to stop with my forum and get the grades I need.
     
  5. FullMetalBabe

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    I had this happen to me this last College year that passed.
     
  6. Chris

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    You're not a "bad administrator". In your case, prioritizing is key - school should come first. ;)

    Rather than stopping entirely, is there any specific member on your staff team that you would trust with your board? Let's say that you take off for a while - having someone to "hold the fort" could (and would be) beneficial.
     
  7. Ryan

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    I don't think there is a member of my forum I would trust with a admin role :P

    Maybe FullMetalBabe because I know her from here...

    But I would rather close it and maybe open a new forum in the future from the old Database.
     
  8. FullMetalBabe

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    Spending "too much" time on your boards doesn't make you bad, denominates you as a hard working admin. As Chris said, maybe find some one to "take care" of your boards for now...?
     
  9. Green Cat

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    I've been there before, I know how it feels.
    Try making a kind of "plan", like for example you let yourself 1 hour of forum related work per day or something.
     
  10. FullMetalBabe

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    That's what I am going to do with Pisoga next school year, Cat.
     
  11. Soliloquy

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    You could always just give someone the power to soft-delete; that wouldn't be too much power to give someone because you could always reverse their decision.
     
  12. torque

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    You are not a bad admin, it is something users generally forget that us who spend the hours working on the websites/forums that they love also have lives away from the internet.

    My father was recently sick and hospitalised and I had people bombarding my website, my emails, my phone about where I was and why the site wasn't being worked on or updated etc etc - the worse part is I was only away for three days.
     
  13. Chris

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    While this is an excellent idea, what about the other moderator-like abilities? If Ryan is going to be gone for quite some time, allowing a specific team member to have such "power" could be beneficial.
     
  14. kneel

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    yea...you would have to be able to at least access the modcp to run it ...thats what I do with a forum that the admins never come around to anymore...i run it right thru the modcp..lol....
     
  15. tryfuhl

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    Man, you definitely have to prioritize your own life first.
     
  16. Soliloquy

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    He says he doesn't trust anyone else with it, Chris. I don't know if he's right or wrong to think so, but I'm assuming he knows his members well enough to make that call.
     

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