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Thread: Administrator needs to know coding?

  1. #1
    If you start a forum, does the founder of the forum need to know how to code? like HTML or CSS? i think the best that the founder should know how to code a bit at least.



    but i like coding, coding is fun but hard to learn.

  2. #2
    I dont know coding very well but the other admins on manutdbuzz know coding one works in the buisness so he can code in minutes what it takes the other admin a few hours to do.

  3. #3
    It would be a good thing if they knew how to code, so they can install mods or change the design.

  4. #4
    Doesn't make sense.......a contractor that is building houses uses sub-contractors to do the "hard " stuff.....a forum owner can do the same....

  5. #5
    [quote name='David' date='04 June 2010 - 07:30 AM' timestamp='1275633044' post='16826']



    It would be a good thing if they knew how to code, so they can install mods or change the design.



    [/quote]







    I don't know coding really (well some HTML and that's it) and I can install mods without any problems







    To answer the original question though, I don't think it's necessary but it's definitely a good skill to have.

  6. #6
    I dont think an owner has to know coding. I dont, but it is nice to know simple html, and how to install modifications.

  7. #7
    [quote name='Sbfc' date='05 June 2010 - 09:26 PM' timestamp='1275733574' post='16883']



    I don't know coding really (well some HTML and that's it) and I can install mods without any problems







    To answer the original question though, I don't think it's necessary but it's definitely a good skill to have.



    [/quote]







    As long as you know the basic link and link with image HTML codes, you will be fine. I personally find it frustrating when people "ask for the code" for a graphic. It doesn't show much skill or research from that admin which may be a member on another forum.

  8. #8
    I know basic HTML, so am normally fine. If anything ever needs to be done, i have friends for that.

  9. #9
    Depends on the site. For my teen forums, I didn't really need to but it was useful as it meant I could include a customised home page and change a few things in the postbit etc.

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