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Title: [Tips] Safeguarding Your Forum
Post by: Alex on August 05, 2010, 09:28:20 pm
Safeguarding Your Forum


Choosing Your Staff (#post_Staff)
Permissions (#post_Permissions)
Recycling (#post_Recycle)
Protection From Spam (#post_Spam)

Choosing Your Staff

Staff is a very important thing. Your staff has power to moderate your forum and to make permanent decisions. With that in mind, the following tips can help you make a good decision in the case that you want to make a staff team consisting of people other than yourself


Permissions are something to look at carefully. They determine who can do what on your forum. When people have more and more options, accidents can happen. for this reason, try and limit what users and/or staff on your forum can do.


You can protect your forum from losing it's topics. To do this we have to create a new board. Do:

Admin>Forum>Boards>Create new

Name it whatever you want.

I personally made mine Admin only, by unchecking all boxes, because this way, I am the ultimate decider in whether posts go back or not.

Now on the same area (Boards) go to settings and check "Enable recycling of deleted topics" The choose the board you just made. This will send all user deleted topics to this board, which only you/mods can view. Once again making it so you are the only one to view the board can protect all of your topics from rouge mods, because you can take the topics and move them back.

Protection From Spam

Another way your forums can be taken over is through spam. Spam is the worst, especially when it is through advertisements for products or websites through an automated message and links. It stinks. I use these measures to protect my forums.

Overall, you can protect your forum. If you can handle all the work, then there isn't even a need for moderators. Follow these steps, and your forum will be secure.

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