Most Difficult Task(s)

Cameron

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Aug 20, 2018
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Hey guys, what do you consider the most difficult task of managing a forum? Personally, I feel like there's nothing more difficult than trying to be the peacemaker at times. You come into contact with lots of different people with very different personalities, and some people will never get along, no matter what you do. You also have to have the people skills to know how to work with each individual person. Everyone is unique, and they all have different perspectives.

What do you think?
 

Jason

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Jul 21, 2018
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It used to be spam, but now that's a piece of cake even on free software. Anyway, my new project SWC simply confirms what you said.
 

Keranov

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Jul 24, 2018
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I think the most difficult task when you are managing a forum is to continue improving and growing it. Sometimes if you run a forum in a overcrowded niche it might be hard to think of new and unique ideas to make your site outstanding to the others.
 

xXInfectedXx

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Sep 20, 2018
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Marketing and developing. So your budget should be minimum 40% for development, 50% for marketing and 10% for profit. That's the most difficult task from personal experience and opinion.
 

Jason

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Jul 21, 2018
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Marketing and developing. So your budget should be minimum 40% for development, 50% for marketing and 10% for profit. That's the most difficult task from personal experience and opinion.
However, a lot of forums won't invest in expansion.
 
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Lämmchen

New member
I agree with some of the other responses but I'd also like to add training new staff to moderate in the same manner I do as being very difficult. I'm very lenient and some of my members come from another site where the rules smothered the users. It's hard to get out of that strict mindset and just let users try to work things out in the threads as much as possible as long as the obvious rules are not broken.