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  • Things you might not know about running a forum

    RetouchPRO has been going for about 7 years now, but it's far from my first forum site. I thought I'd share some little behind-the-scenes experience I've gained from running a successful mid-volume forum (and a few less successful forums).

    People can be amazingly nice
    I get emails every day from people I don't know letting me know about possible trouble on the site, references to the site I probably haven't seen, and just plain "thank you" emails that can make my day.

    People can be amazing jerks
    One of the foulest and most objectionable emails I've ever seen, let alone received, came from someone who objected to my refusal to allow freemail addresses on joining.

    People can be both nice and jerks
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