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Admin Junkies - Win 100USD in the Article Creation Contest​

  1. Create an exclusive article related to webmastering that is at least 1000 words long.
  2. You can submit up to three articles. If you submit one article and win: you'll receive 50USD. If you submit 3 articles and one of those articles is voted best, you'll receive 100USD.
  3. Please notice: Even if your article doesn't win, it will remain exclusive to our Admin Junkies. You will however receive 250 credits for your effort.

Read more: Create Your Best Webmaster Article and Win 100USD!

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest service, the News Broadcast, on Admin Junkies! This section will keep you updated with all the latest news, events, and staff changes happening across various forums. Whether you are a forum admin, moderator, or just a curious user, the News Broadcast is the perfect place to stay in the loop. It will provide news from all kinds of forums around the internet in a fun but challenging way!

Read more: The News Broadcast
I have added a Community Advice & Snippets forum - The aim is to provide practical tips and advice that you can use to create an active and engaged community. With this I hope to bring you valuable information and advice how to manage your community, enhance your community management skills. These are small articles / snippets that don't really belong in our articles add on because they're too small. I want to separate them from our regular discussions that aren't always focused on bringing knowledge but rather chit-chat. Still, I encourage them to threat like discussions where you are of course allowed to disagree with my opinions or bring your own advice. So, if you have any feedback or ideas to improve this - let me know :D



9 Months of Admin Junkies! 🎉

I didn't realize earlier today, so I feel stupid for accidentally looking at the calendar and noticed it's the 30th of June. Which officially marks our 9 months of existence. :D

We couldn't have reached this milestone without the unwavering support and contributions of each and every member. So I want to express our heartfelt appreciation and reflect on the journey that brought us to this point. Admin Junkies has blossomed into a vibrant and dynamic forum, attracting a diverse group of dedicated administrators, moderators, and enthusiasts from around the globe. Over the past 9 months, our community has created an environment of collaboration, learning, and growth, where members freely exchange ideas, share experiences, and offer support to one another.

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to every member of Admin Junkies who has played an integral role in shaping our community. Your thoughtful contributions, thought-provoking discussions, and willingness to share your expertise have been the driving force behind the success of this forum. Each post, comment, and interaction has enriched our collective knowledge and brought us closer as a community. ❤️

I take pride to know Admin Junkies has become a platform for personal and professional growth, offering valuable resources, insights, and opportunities for administrators to enhance their skills and expand their knowledge base. We extend our thanks to the experts who have graciously shared their wisdom, contributed valuable content, and participated in engaging discussions, enriching the experiences of all our members.

As we celebrate this 9-month milestone, we also look ahead to the exciting future of Admin Junkies. We remain committed to develop a further thriving community, providing a platform for administrators to connect, learn, and inspire one another. We are dedicated to continuously improving and evolving to meet the needs and aspirations of our members, ensuring that Admin Junkies remains a valuable resource and a hub of collaboration.

I want to add that we will proceed to publish quality content and provide new resources in the future.


Latest Community Advice & Snippets:
  1. Traffic and Engagement Satisfactory

  2. Avoiding Bad Leadership, and Losing Credibility

More coming soon!

Community Launch - Win a Free Forum Package!​

Hello everyone! We have a very exciting raffle going on. :D We are excited to announce our first-ever forum raffle, where you have a chance to win a fully set up forum package! This incredible prize includes a free XenForo license, a free domain, one year of web hosting with cPanel, and more.

Raffle Details:

  • Tickets cost 500 credits each. You can accumulate credits by making posts and threads on Admin Junkies. You can choose to offer services for credits. Or you can choose to purchase credits here.
  • You can buy up to 10 tickets for more chances to win.
  • The raffle will run from today to September 30th 2023.
  • The winner will be selected through a random draw on October 1st 2023.

  • The winner will receive a free XenForo license, free domain, and one year of web hosting with cPanel, all costs covered by Admin Junkies.
  • A free premium theme of choice with a maximum value of 40.00 USD.
  • The winner will also receive six months of priority technical support.
  • A content boost of 200 posts and threads to kickstart their forum.
  • @Bob from XenAddons.com has generously offered a premium license of choice to one of his add ons.
  • Six months of priority support.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Purchase your raffle tickets now. Let's make this a big success for our community!

Active raffles

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me. Good luck to all participants, and thank you for being part of our forum. :)
Our members deserve only the best. :love: We've got a custom add on made. The top poster every day will have their banner advertisement they've set up themselves in the Preferences being displayed in the sidebar and What's New page.


Giveaway - Invision Community's Creator Pro Plan & More!

We're absolutely ecstatic to announce that we have another incredible giveaway up for grabs! This isn't just your average giveaway, but a goldmine for anyone looking to supercharge their community. Thanks to our partnership with Invision Community, one lucky winner will get access to their top-tier Creator Pro Plan with additional Pro Extras.


What's included?

Invision Community's Creator Pro Plan:

  • Forum discussions: Start engaging threads and connect with your audience.
  • Events calendar: Schedule and promote significant events.
  • Gallery: Showcase images and other media.
  • Clubs: Create sub-communities within your platform.
  • Blogs: Share thoughts, tips, and updates.
  • Sell subscriptions & digital products: Monetize your passion.
  • Page Builder Basics & Full Access*: Design as per your needs.
  • Achievements: Reward and motivate your members.
  • Zapier integration, Standard SSO, and Analytics Basics: Simplify & analyze.
  • Unlimited admin seats, custom domain, and Data Conversion.
  • Pro Extras - A whopping 1,750 GB storage: No more space worries!
  • 2 Live topics per month: A live chat feature for in-platform webinars.
  • Courses and Lessons: Create courses and lessons for learning management on your community.
  • API Access, Real-time viewer updates
  • Custom Apps and Integrations.
  • Hosting options in the EU or US, and the capability to have Custom apps, Integrations, and Custom SSO.
An astonishing total value of $1,788!

And the cherry on top?

A one-on-one Zoom call with none other than @CharlesW to discuss community management best practices. This is an invaluable opportunity to get insights directly from a maestro in the field!

As if that wasn't enough, we, Admin Junkies, are also throwing in a custom domain name for the winner. And 200 pre-written posts to jumpstart your forum content. Your community deserves the best address on the web!

How to Participate?

It's simple! We want to hear from you. We're asking for a minimum of 20 users to participate in a quick survey containing 6 vital questions. Your insights will help shape the future of web communities!

Survey Questions:

  1. What community platform do you currently use?
  2. So we can improve: When looking at Invision Community, what is the least enticing thing about our platform or services?
  3. So we can keep doing what we do well: When looking at Invision Community, what do you think are the best parts of our platform or services?
  4. If you host your community on a traditional server: have you considered switching to a managed (cloud) service? If not, what is the primary limiter for you?
  5. As you think about the future of communities: what are some things you wish Invision Community (or any platform) could provide that would allow your community to flourish in the way people consume content today?
  6. Would you like to share your contact information with Invision Community so they can contact you about your responses? This would make the survey no longer anonymous.
PM your survey filled in to: @Cedric

This is not just a giveaway but a leap towards building a stronger, more vibrant community. Remember, every feedback counts, so don't miss out on this golden opportunity! The survey is completely anonymous, unless you want to share your name with Invision Community. We will not pass your personal information to the 3rd party without your approval.

Deadline: No set deadline yet, once we come close to the 20 surveys, a deadline will be announced.

Let's make the web a better place, one community at a time. Best of luck, Junkies!

And a huge shout out to Charles and co from Invision Community to provide such excellent offer for us to giveaway among our Community! 💙

We're delighted to share some recent improvements on the Admin Junkies forum, and we believe these updates will enhance the user experience for both our existing community members and newcomers.

Introducing the New Sidebar:

The most noticeable change is the addition of a brand new sidebar when viewing threads. This sidebar is designed to improve navigation, making it easier for users to explore the forum, engage with content, and discover discussions of interest. It's a user-friendly addition that simplifies the browsing experience.


Trending Thread Widget:

One of the highlights of this new sidebar is the "Trending Thread" widget. This feature allows users to stay up-to-date with the most engaging and popular discussions happening on the forum. It's a great tool to quickly discover the hottest topics and join in on the conversations that matter to you.

Your Feedback is Valued:

At Admin Junkies, we highly value the feedback and ideas from our community. If you have suggestions or thoughts on what can be added to the sidebar to improve the experience, we welcome your input. Your opinions matter, and we're committed to making the forum even more tailored to your preferences.

New "Ignore More" Features:

In addition to the sidebar, we've introduced new features that give users more control over their forum experience. These features include:

  • "Show Ignored Content" Link: Easily reveal hidden content on the news feed and latest activity pages, allowing for a more customizable experience.
  • Choose What to Ignore: Users can now ignore or unignore threads or entire forums in the news feed, thread list, and forum list, tailoring their forum experience to their liking.
  • Account Area Insight: Users can see what they are ignoring within their account area, providing greater transparency and control.
1. Choose to ignore a specific forum:

2. Ignore preferences:

3. The forum is no longer listed:

We believe that these updates will enhance the Admin Junkies experience for all users, whether you're an existing community member or someone just discovering our forum. We're committed to ensuring that Admin Junkies remains a welcoming and user-friendly hub for all things admin-related.

Thank you for taking the time to explore these changes with us. We look forward to continuing to improve our platform and provide a space for engaging discussions and resourceful content. Join us at Admin Junkies and let your voice be heard in shaping our community!

Best regards,

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Admin Junkies 3.0 – our latest forum theme that's all about personalization and style. This is not just an update; it's a complete overhaul designed with you in mind.

What’s New?
  • Theme Editor: Customize your forum experience with our new theme editor. Personalize to your taste!
  • Dark Mode: Dive into the sleekness of dark mode, giving you a stylish look with a focus on comfort for those late-night browsing sessions.
  • Wider View: Spread out with our more expansive layout and enjoy a broader visual structure for your discussions.
  • Grid View: Switch up how you see forum listings with an easy-to-navigate grid view.
  • Illustrated Grid View: Customize your grid view with unique background images for each forum, or keep it simple by turning them off.
  • Sidebar Options: Optimize your space by closing the sidebar for a streamlined look, or keep it open to stay fully engaged.
  • Sticky Sidebar: Keep your most important tools at hand with a sidebar that smartly sticks by your side.
  • Animated Header: Add a little life to your forum with moving particles in the header area – or switch them off when you crave simplicity.
  • Graphic Backgrounds: Choose from a selection of granite backgrounds to give your forum space a distinctive edge.
We Want Your Feedback!

Your journey with Admin Junkies is what propels us forward. As we step into this new chapter, your thoughts and feedback are invaluable. Dive into Admin Junkies 3.0, explore the nuances, and let us know what you think. Every comment, every suggestion, will help us create the most welcoming and dynamic space for webmasters far and wide.
As always, if you're not fond of the new theme, our 2.0 is still available in the theme selector. :) For now our new theme has been set default. We still have many great things coming! :D

Join the Evolution

Step into Admin Junkies 3.0 and customize your experience like never before. We can't wait to see the forums through your eyes.

Admin Junkies Team

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