I’m not sure if this belongs here or in support.
I’ve spent the better part of the week putting together my new forum. It’s a forum for woodwind musicians. Though there are some existing juggernauts, they are running on much older platforms. I’m excited, though I’ve never moderated a community.
Through the process, a couple of questions have popped up. Ones where I think I know the answer, but others where I’m not sure if I did something correct or not.
I’d like for this forum to be no politics. I assume I should add that to my TOS. In addition, I’d also like to add no selling (except ebay). I would like to add selling at some point using the trust system (sellers must be level 2, level 0 cannot view), I’d like to focus on building the community before having to manage that.
I’d also like to add a spot on how people can support the forum, I assume edit the FAQ. Basically explain the best way is to participate, don’t block the ads (that I hope to have), and also put a couple affiliate links.
Again, these are things I’m assuming are kosher, I’m just making sure that’s how you do them.
I can’t seem to get it going. I know they want the code pasted in between <head/head> tags, but as I don’t see a place to do that, I just put the pub-number in the plugin. At first I was rejected, but I think that was because I was kept the site as login required and adsense said I needed content. I have since opened it up and seeded a few topics and am awaiting approval.
One set of categories (Double Reeds), I have set to require a tag, since I decided against making separate categories (until community requires it). That seems to not be working, unless as an admin I am not required to follow that rule
In trying to have a tag group work with a parent group, I’m getting the message you can only select 1 item, even though it looks like I can have more than 1 parent tag. I would like to have a manufacturer tag group be visible after selecting the instrument, but all instrument makers make different instruments. So I need to know if this isn’t possible at the moment to either have multiple parent tags, or have the parent tag be a tag group.
I think that’s all for now, and I think I’m pretty much ready to go. My plan is to soft launch, inviting friends to kick the tires a bit and then go a bit wider on the socials. If anyone wants to take a quick look and have anything constructive to offer, I’m all ears.
EDIT: I just found these steps for getting adsense working. I imagine that will work.