how to manage a forum with bbpress
I have bbpress(0.8.2) integration with wordpress(2.2.1).
I did not have any forum management before I add a forum to my previous wordpress website. Number of users are increasing daily. So as I did not have any experience with management of a forum, I have some problems.
In the beginning I installed to standard version of bbpress. After one month of forum experience, I want to add moderation plugin. Because my users are not experienced forum users. I have a range from middle school students to company owners or retired workers.
Some of the users sends strange messages, which I dont want to see on my forum.
Some of them do not allow forum rules. And some of them dont know how to use a forum. Namely when they have a new question, they write “I know it is not related to the subject …”.
I think what I need it to make the all messages for new users, moderated. Or all messages are moderated. I dont know why but the moderation plugin do not work with latest version of bbpress. So I have to uninstall the plugin and make messages un-moderated.
I will also try “move it” plugin, for unrelated messages to subject of message.
But what is the best management style for such a community. I think bbpress.org do not need moderation of messages, because at least its community know how to use a forum.
Is it better, not to waste my time to manage the forum. Namely no moderation to messages or just live what ever people writes to the forum. As I said before this is my first forum, and I also dont want people to use msn-type language usage. Am I fascist ?
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