The main problem with almost every site that's been through is over-complexity. Small community does not need super structure.
My community is extremely simple:
Two admins (One that provides server, one that knows how to manage it).
Few mods that don't do their job (because there's no need for it).
That's it. The rules are extremely simple (don't be an idiot...literally that's the only rule). Then again I don't know how much effort you guys actually put into to playing Halo matches together. There's no need for this "junior admin" or "senior mod" or whatever. Someone that runs the forums and if you need help enforcing whatever rules the forums then one mod is all you need. The very old site managed by ES and others had a lot of promise to it then it died because the server it was one stopped working or whatever.
[Edited by moderator Neo7, 11/16/2010 8:30:16 AM]
Also I miss that old atfreeforum site. Does anyone still have a link to it? Does atfreeforum still exist?
[Edited by Latiosmaster47, 11/16/2010 11:26:06 AM]
edited by mistake.
[Edited by moderator toreador, 11/16/2010 6:28:03 PM]