The WELL Host Manual




Version 4.4, January 1996

Revised by Gail Ann Williams (gail)
with Michelle Fox

Copyright 1996, The WELL, All Rights Reserved.

(Not a member of The WELL? Check out these useful general excerpts adapted for hosts and moderators at other online communities.)

TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART I: GENERAL INTRODUCTION


1.0 FEATURED CONFERENCE


2.0 HOSTING A CONFERENCE





PART II: SETTING UP YOUR NEW CONFERENCE: The Tabula Rasa


3.0 CHECKING OUT YOUR NEW CONFERENCE




4.0 CONFERENCE BANNERS




5.0 THE FIRST TOPIC




6.0 OPENING THE CONFERENCE FOR ACTION





PART III: THE BASIC HOST'S TOOLKIT


7.0 THE BASIC HOST TOOLS


8.0 HANDLING TOPICS & RESPONSES




9.0 LINKING TOPICS BETWEEN CONFERENCES


10.0 THAT'S IT FOR THE BASICS



PART IV: ADVANCED TOOLS FOR CONFERENCE MAINTENANCE


11.0 A GUIDED TOUR OF YOUR CONFERENCE'S DIRECTORIES


12.0 THE RC FILES


13.0 CREATING A MENU WITH !INFOMENU


14.0 A FRONT PAGE ON THE WEB


15.0 HOW GOES IT: CONFERENCE STATISTICS


16.0 PRUNING YOUR CONFERENCE




copyright 1996, The WELL