Well as someone who's got years of experience elsewhere all I can offer is the advice that you will need to put some time aside to do it everyday. Some days it can be pretty easy, other days or when there's more traffic than normal you may need to watch it like a hawk. I ran it on my own for a period and even had to do it on holiday. So maybe a separate, single mod for the smaller forum sections and two for the general might be more beneficial. If anyone needs any tips etc, i'm happy to pass them on. You just need some good communication and cover.
That said about communication, it also depends as much on moderation as it does on members communicating any issues to them as well. So when some mods are in place, there needs to be a re-review of the processes and rules of the forum. Obviously not turning it into some sort of online Stalingrad. Those who may be at fault but also did't want to see it go, will hopefully appreciate it too and think differently.
Fair play to John really. He could have not given it a chance, and pulled the plug pretty swiftly. This place has been integral to the Bedrock brand as anything else, and it's an asset that needs to be protected positively.
Last edited by Andy C (Thursday Jul 2014 00:41:23)