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Starting a New Forum without an Expert Mod/Admin

How hard is this?

     
10:01 pm on Jun 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have a lot of traffic for a specific topic. However, I know very little about the topic.

I want to start a new forum. Given that I am not an expert on this topic, do you think it would be difficult for me to start a successful forum?

What's more important in starting a new forum?
1. Having a lot of traffic?
2. Having an expert Admin Mod?

My thoughts are that it is not necessary to have an expert admin to begin with. As long as I create the "right" environment and rules, and I can attract experts to the forum, then the forum can be successful with my limited knoweledge. Am I naive?

10:59 pm on June 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I say Just Do It.

What is the worst that can happen?

If anything you may attract an expert and after you feel confident in that person you can approach them to be a Moderator.

WB

1:12 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No reason why that approach can't work, Buddha - the key ingredients for a mod/admin are keeping the environment friendly, welcoming, and funtioning smoothly. Of course having an expert or two around will help questions get answered quickly and keep visitors coming back.
1:48 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm definitely going to try it. There's only 1 other forum in this industry that has critical mass.

But I have way more traffic so I think I can compete.