The forum is a community of people who gather to discuss daily issues or Internet issues.
In general, we try to create a community to debate a certain aspect of daily life. You realize that a forum that focuses on the subject of VIATA would be far too complex and at the same time superficial because it could not cover the whole issue of life. That is why we choose only one aspect of life such as the relationships between the boss and the employee, a car forum or a forum dedicated to problems
What do we need to do to become a member of a forum?
In order to be part of the community of a forum first you have to think if you are interested in the domain discussed in that forum. If it turns out that the forum discusses issues that directly interest you then the next step is to join the community. A very simple and succinct form must be completed.
What is the registration form:
a) - choosing an alias (nickname) as a mailbox; this nick may be a name or simply a combination of letters and numbers. Many use the name of the web site eg: webteam.ro (another way of promoting it), others use the first and last name eg: Vaju Adrian or only Adrian, or an alias eg: WebEmotions (because you like a song, a band , the firm etc); for example I like Coca-Cola then I can attribute this nick to the forum ... why not?
b) - the alias is unique and password protected;
c) - it is necessary to pass the e-mail address. Some forums require a confirmation of registration that comes via email.
The e-mail address on a forum is very important and helps a lot in establishing contacts. By e-mail you can be contacted by other users or you can also contact users (it is not known when a business opportunity arises).
Emailing a forum means saving time; suppose you have opened a new topic of discussion (topic or thread) in which you ask for help in solving a problem, by e-mail you can receive a notification (if you selected this option before putting the topic in the forum) about the fact that another user on the forum has posted in the topic open by you. You will receive in the email a link that will take you directly to the topic of discussion that interests you.
Of course, you can keep your email address confidential if you wish.
From the moment you have been registered on a forum you can participate in various topics of discussion, help or help. Everything is very simple and handy.
A forum is divided into several categories. For example, a forum dedicated to web design can have the following categories:
- webmarketing - there will be discussions about promoting a site, work that is hidden behind a business, etc.
- graphics - section dedicated to graphics for the Internet, here you can find discussions about how to optimize a picture for a site, how to create a certain effect that should be applied to a logo, etc.
- HTML - section dedicated to the various problems that arise when writing the code of a web page.
The rules for using a forum are very simple. It is appealed to the common sense of the user. In a forum it is not allowed to use obscene words or ironic tone with a more uninitiated user. The user must, within a discussion topic, stay as “on topic” as possible. Eg: If a section discusses the problems related to a user's site, another user should not raise problems related to the personal page. If you want to make a remark that is not related to the topic of discussion then your answer should start with "off topic" or simply "outside the topic of discussion".
There are several types of users on a forum: administrators, moderators and users.
Administrators are usually the webmasters of the site where the discussion forum is located. They deal with the technical side of the forum. Administrators have full control over a forum. I can delete or edit a reply within a topic of discussion. They can ban (ban = raise a user's right to post) a user. Any ban of a user is announced and accompanied by warnings. If that user does not comply then he will be banned. Banning is of two types:
- partial - for a limited period of time
- total - the user will not be able to post any topic of discussion and will not be able to participate in the activity of the forum.
The role of an administrator on a forum is very complex. The administrator must always be careful in order for the user to be better informed about the changes taking place on a forum. The main objective of a forum administrator is to try to provide the user with a pleasant conversation environment. Administrators should not be viewed as a police force in the forum. They are the ones who try to do everything for the good of the community they belong to.
Moderators are users who have extensive knowledge in an area that is discussed in the forum. They are selected from the users of the forum by the administrators. Moderators represent the right hand of administrators. Any user can become a moderator just as any moderator can lose the right to moderate a section. A moderator besides having extensive knowledge of a field must first of all be a very good psychologist. He must know how to resolve conflicts that may arise between various forum users. Must have a good Internet culture and have many hours online at active. The moderators are in other words administrators of a section. They should always be willing to help users in the category they moderate. It must intervene when the discussion is on a wrong beech tree and especially it should animate that category of the forum.
A very good moderator can become a partner of the site.