Allow me to add my .02:
Since this forum has but twenty members (at the time of this post), there is no logical reason to add staff members other than the board's Signature Team. There is barely
anything to moderate around here. It like having really awesome powers and not being able to use them for any good.
Staff members should be fully concentrated on the goal of the forum and their own input as well. Being a moderator is not all "flashing the Net Badge and dragging people off to jail (RO or Ban)".
staff member turns into a Bad Guy eventually. You'll see what I mean when this forum spikes in both number of registered users and number of posts a day ("interactions", if you will.)
But from personal view, I've seen many boards such as this one with around 15-20 members, damn near all of them staff members. Can you guess what happened? The board flopped
, and I'm not referring to a hamburger flop, I'm referring to a fish out of water flop.
Also, with your advertising strategies: you need to convince
people to come here. You need to lay out the groundwork.... "why should people choose PixelbypixelGFX (with only twenty members) over let's say, Pixel2Life (with 3k+ members)?" You need something appealing... and the chance to be a staff member, while appealing, is a wrong reason for joining a forum in the first place. Forum hoppers are always
From someone who's been at the "front lines", take this post however you want.