Please Offer Suggestions for Rewarding Forum Moderators

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  1. Fergal

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    I'd love to hear your ideas as to what forum owners can offer to their Moderators, as a reward for the good work they do.

    My opinion is that offering a cash reward is not a great idea, because voluntary Moderators who do what they are doing because they enjoy it and want to support the community will do a better job than forum staff who are doing what they are doing for the money. Perhaps you have a different opinion on this, please let me know?

    Rewards that can be offered might include the following;

    1. Improved forum access and permissions, such as increased PM storage
    2. Some free advertising and promotion on the forum.
    Any ideas and suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Clinton

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    3. A private forum
    4. More visiblity via longer signatures, bold titles, profile images
    5. Free memberships to paid business journals, newsletters
     
  3. DEADMAN

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    You may try some of these following,

    * Freedom is what everybody looks for - you may unlock some of the features that only Moderators can use and even services they can use widely.
    * Reward with domain name, templates, prizes anything that is possible.
     
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    I am becoming a Moderator on RuneHQ a big runescape forum, just waiting for them to review the test ect..

    Anyway, they reward moderators with free runescape membership and some moderators have been rewarded with $500 every now and then.

    You can ask a moderator if they need anything, like if they play a game - pay their subscription or if they need a domain for their website/forum then give them that..

    You could also offer free hosting. Or staff affiliates like on FP.
     
  5. Fergal

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, great ideas there, a lot to think about. Any more?
     
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    Maybe a bold name for mods and a custom title.
    Free advertising is another good option.
     
  7. simplyjo

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    Hi Fergal - This is a very generous thought.
    Mods are doing a great job here and deserve to be rewarded. Maybe they can each get 1 banner or link space on the forum for 1 year. It won't sell for a huge sum, but this would be a reward where you wont have to pay out of your pocket and mods will earn some hard cash too :) so, a win-win situation for all.
    Or maybe each mod can have their adsense id's on the forum for 1 month ?

    Jo
     
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    I also think about offering bold username and custom user-titles. I think the guys who are moderators on the forum are always webmasters and own there own site's and do some business with it, to earn there livelihood. So, I think featuring them on forum for a month would a good idea. Something like Moderator of the month?
     
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    You could give moderators a mention on the homepage, with an optional link to their site.

    Valuable for them, cost free for you. In any case most moderators do it because they enjoy it, and want to keep the forums full of valuable information.

    By the way - if you ever need a new moderator I would be happy to do it.
     
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    By looking at this thread, it seems like most moderators have websites or small businesses online, so I think the advertising would be a good reward. While it wouldn't cost Fergal any money, the return on it for the moderators would be increased profit in sales or ad revenue.
     
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    How about a rotating advertisement banner on the top of every page.
    The banner changes everytime one refresh the page.
     
  12. Fergal

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will be giving this some consideration and will make some changes over the next few weeks.
     

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