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Do you guys have a list of Daily Jobs to go through on your website? Perhaps check the Admin, moderator, warning, error and user log? Check Registration? Backups? All stuff like that?

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  1. Check moderator room - Always first on my forum as anything that has been picked up will be in there.
  2. Check Admin Room - Anything picked up about moderators would be posted in here and is important as per above
  3. Check if anything needs approving
  4. Check is backups have been processed correctly
  5. Run through new members, if posted reply and if not see if I can see a reason why they may not have done. More often than not there is no reason, however I may well send them a PM at times just to say hello in hope to get them posting.
  6. Look at any events that are going on (meetings, competitions etc) and respond as needed
  7. Check all help, suggestion, announcement sections if not going through all posts
  8. Check moderation logs

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The first thing I check on is the traffic. Specifically I look for the referrer links so that I know where my visitors heard about me. Also gives me some idea whether the backlinks I have are working.

Edited by Victor Leigh

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1. Read through all new posts, reply as much as I can.

2. Check out all newly registered members.

3. Check web statistics (not forum statistics).

4. submit new sitemap.

5. backup all files.

6. Backlink building.

7. write more articles.

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For my forum? It's just post after post after post after post >.< I do check for updates though on forum plugins, etc.

 

 

LOL, I love this. Ya know I always say to my wife she is the community admin and I am the technical admin and she thinks Im daft when I say it, however its true. You sir, by what you just said are very much a community admin and posting in that way you will probably end up with a successful site :)

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LOL, I love this. Ya know I always say to my wife she is the community admin and I am the technical admin and she thinks Im daft when I say it, however its true. You sir, by what you just said are very much a community admin and posting in that way you will probably end up with a successful site :)

 

:) Thanks but it sometimes is embarrasing when people point out how much percent of the forum posts are mine xD

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:) Thanks but it sometimes is embarrasing when people point out how much percent of the forum posts are mine xD

 

Dont let it ..... Keep postin. Building a forum is easy, gettin a skin together is easy, gettin it to look professional and as if its been there for years is easy. Having someone who will post on the forum to death and do it consistantly day after day after day is the key to any forum.

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Agreed. I have seen one particular forum where the posts made by the forum owner, the first few months, were more than all the posts made by the other members. Eventually the forum caught fire and now it's burning merrily away with members posting happily chasing after each other.

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Daily tasks? Oh dear God...

 

I grind through 150-250 non-spam emails a day from various sources, then go through a list of over twenty of my sites to check for comments, updates, post new things, etc. My backups are automated so I don't need to worry about those.

 

After that, I check every post on my own forum and reply wherever I feel like it. I moderate all the new articles on my article directory. I do the rounds of a few "source" sites for ideas and stuff to post on my own blogs or whatever. If I'm lucky, I'll have enough time to schedule a post or two ahead of time.

 

Once a month, I go through several of my automated blogs (in the sense of automated posting schedule) and set up another month's worth of articles to publish. Thank goodness for the WP editorial calendar plugin. :)

 

I also have a list of half a dozen (or more) other sites I visit daily for fun.

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Dont let it ..... Keep postin. Building a forum is easy, gettin a skin together is easy, gettin it to look professional and as if its been there for years is easy. Having someone who will post on the forum to death and do it consistantly day after day after day is the key to any forum.

 

Well yea. Just that my forum's in the gaming niche that scares me :P

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Daily tasks? Oh dear God...

 

I grind through 150-250 non-spam emails a day from various sources, then go through a list of over twenty of my sites to check for comments, updates, post new things, etc. My backups are automated so I don't need to worry about those.

 

After that, I check every post on my own forum and reply wherever I feel like it. I moderate all the new articles on my article directory. I do the rounds of a few "source" sites for ideas and stuff to post on my own blogs or whatever. If I'm lucky, I'll have enough time to schedule a post or two ahead of time.

 

Once a month, I go through several of my automated blogs (in the sense of automated posting schedule) and set up another month's worth of articles to publish. Thank goodness for the WP editorial calendar plugin. :)

 

I also have a list of half a dozen (or more) other sites I visit daily for fun.

 

Sounds like an exahusting full-time job, doesn't it? Doesn't it sometimes make you wonder whether you have made the right choice in choosing this as a way of making a life and a living?

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- Answer support tickets that are flagged to management.

- Perform fraud checks

- Issue refunds if required (which is fortunately very rare)

- Perform a security audit

- Monitor server loads

 

And it goes on.

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- Answer support tickets that are flagged to management.

- Perform fraud checks

- Issue refunds if required (which is fortunately very rare)

- Perform a security audit

- Monitor server loads

 

And it goes on.

 

Hmm :3 I guess those are also things that I should be doing with my sites :P How do you do a security audit? Do you use a service?

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Daily Jobs....hmmm....it seems like the list is never ending, almost like my all day long jobs.

 

First I open up a browser and open up all my sites in their own tabs.

 

Then depending on the site I will:

-Check Admin Areas of the sites

-Post/blog/check for comments

-Go through a ton of email

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Hmm :3 I guess those are also things that I should be doing with my sites :P How do you do a security audit? Do you use a service?

 

I check the log files and firewalls to see what's been happening, i.e. failed login attempts, connectivity loss, etc. All done via SSH and it doesn't take me very long. All of my servers have a firewall on with only the essential ports open. All SSH connections are bound to my IP address as well (which is Static) so I'm pretty relaxed as far as SSH security goes :)

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I check the log files and firewalls to see what's been happening, i.e. failed login attempts, connectivity loss, etc. All done via SSH and it doesn't take me very long. All of my servers have a firewall on with only the essential ports open. All SSH connections are bound to my IP address as well (which is Static) so I'm pretty relaxed as far as SSH security goes :)

 

Huh would it make sense if I told you I didn't know how to do those? :D I guess I'll check with my host though. I have a plugin that notifies of attempted login to backend but that's about it.

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I just don't have the time to keep up with everything, every day. mainly I post articles and share. I try to get around to the other tasks, but not every day. I do as much as I can when I can. I have several other tasks to attend to. 

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I don't check a lot of things on my blog. I just check if there are any comments pending for approval and if there are any themes or plugins that need to upgraded. I make sure that I write at least one quality post in a week.

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I currently own and manage a new online forum community and my daily jobs is basically monitor the forums. I also like to tweak my server for best optimisation to keep it running smoothly. I do post on other forums alot but i won't go offtopic eh. :)

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  • First thing I do is check the server logs and look for anything funny.
  • Second thing I do is check Google Analytics 
  • Third thing I do is check Webmaster Tools
  • Forth thing I do is check Adsense
  • Fifth thing I do is check the posts on the forum
  • Sixth thing I do is make new posts
  • Seventh thing I do is check the forum again for new posts before I go to bed

Greg

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I have a list of the things I must do. I have the name of the sites in my notebook to make sure that I won't forget. I check each site for an update every day. I don't want to miss any news.

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Since my website isn't too popular, I usually go for checking new comments from members. There's often spam there, or some bot advertising his stuff.

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If ever I have site/forum of my own. I would first check on the site condition whether it functions well and no spammer. I would also love to see and read comment/ suggestion from my visitors. I want  to know if they like the site or the content. I want to have more interaction with my guest/visitors. This will help my site to be more active and would eventually grow in numbers. it will gain traffic in return without hassle. I also want to make sure I have updated security filters for protection.

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