Okk. i am new here so wana do something interesting and will be making this site my third base and hide out...:beatup: i've made a forum of my own last week so forums are my main topic interest here something to help those new forum admins so, here goes.. Forums are a hard thing to manage especially when they are new.You dont get many members and you lose the passion.So passion is the thing required and also love for your forum.Whenever you feel like losing out , just remember that "PATIENCE IS THE VIRTUE" The first and foremost thing for a forum to be successful is the ADMINISTRATOR(S) to be hyper-active. Gather some information on the niche your prospective forum would be. Try to be familiar with the forum software you use because you dont want to be caught up in a weird situation when you start losing your forum's reputation and image. A house made up of bricks comes live with good interior deigning and painting xD. Similarly a good theme for your forum software would be of great value. When you start a new community, post some useful information and ask your friends to come up and join you. Make sure the STAFF members you choose are respected in the community.There is no need to choose a moderator when you have only 3 members. Competitions,contests, new ideas make a forum much active. At last but not the least, Respect your forum members and listen to them and their suggestions. That's it.