What are you best at?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Online Community' started by Nick, Nov 11, 2009.

?

What area are you best-suited for?

  1. Community Management / PR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Technical Support

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  3. Coding, Customizing, Scripting

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  4. Graphics (creations and customizations)

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. Well rounded - good at everything

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    7,444
    Likes Received:
    219
    In your forum administration endeavors, which aspect(s) are you best-suited for? Or are you well-rounded?
     
  2. Abomination

    Abomination Zealot

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    102
    Community management. At one point thought I could do software though.

    I also excel at using stock software functions (vb) in creative ways.
     
  3. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I'm pretty well rounded, except for the Graphics part, which I'm working at. :)
     
  4. BananaQueen

    BananaQueen Grand Master

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    24
    First Name:
    not telling anyone ;)
    community management-i can spot a troll a mile off, know most of my members very well, i have had a lot of experience with problem members, so i know what to do...
     
  5. hotwheels

    hotwheels Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    2
    First Name:
    doug
    I am pretty much well rounded.......
     
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    58
    I probably should have picked Community Management, but I picked well rounded, which I am, except for coding.
     
  7. Svoboda

    Svoboda Adept

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    17
    Since I've never had anyone else to go in on a site with me, I guess I'd have to choose well rounded.
     
  8. Bryce

    Bryce Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Certainly not community management. I'm more good with tech support, backend stuff. Although, I haven't done any site coding in forever, I need to get back into that XD.
     
  9. Mark.B

    Mark.B Guest

    Technical support, coding, design stuff.
     
  10. Chani

    Chani Grand Master

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    54
    First Name:
    Chani
    I'm best at the backend stuff. I'm really not a good dommunity manager at all...I choose the right people to take care of that aspect for me. :)
     
  11. Terror

    Terror Guest

    the technical stuff
     
  12. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    35
    I will have to say well rounded although in some areas I could be better.
     
  13. Medora

    Medora Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    California
    I handle most of the problems members have, but I do not like problem members (e.g., career trolls who will throw invective at you no matter how respectful you try to be). In any case, I am aware that you gotta have some thick skin to be an administrator, and since I love managing a forum it is something I am more than willing to endure. I can do PR just fine, but I prefer the behind the scenes and "unofficial" work. In regard to behind the scenes, I mean such things as promoting, creating content, and modifying and maintaining the forum software. As for "unofficial," I mean participating as much as you (reasonably) can in discussions.

    I would probably include "coding, customizing, and scripting" among the aspects of forum management I'm "best" at if I were still using the phpBB software, as that's the software I used for the overwhelming majority of the time my forum has existed (the years 2004-2008; a few days into 2008, I converted to vBulletin), and so have had plenty of time to become quite knowledgeable with.

    As for graphics design, that is certainly the domain of Saint, one of my fellow administrators, a man who recently graduated majoring in a field related to that. He designed the banners for the five templates of the forum when it was run by phpBB, and more recently designed the banners for the two templates for vBulletin.
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    61
    Procrastinating.
     
  15. Medora

    Medora Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    California
    That, too. He he.
     
  16. kev

    kev Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    61
    I think I'am best at promotion, but that is not on the list.
     
  17. Boss

    Boss Resident Silly Man

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    California
    First Name:
    Alex
    Oh yes, Shelley speaks the truth.
     
  18. tryfuhl

    tryfuhl Champion

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    14
    First Name:
    Shawn
    everything but the graphics

    I do need to start doing actual coding though and not just html/css/js and vbulletin specific code.
     
  19. techit

    techit Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    First Name:
    Prabh
    i think i get along just fine a "Jack of all trades and master of none" :D
     
  20. Shadab

    Shadab Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    First Name:
    Shadab
    The first thing that came to my mind on seeing the thread Title. :D


    Btw, I'm good at programming/coding.
    But my graphics and designing skills(!) suck; big time.
     

Share This Page