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Question Regarding Online/Crowd-Sourced Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) For Upcoming State And Local Legislation

I am attempting to create an online Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) web site/forum. The site/forum aims to assess the costs and benefits of state and local level legislation through crowd sourcing. ...
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Most volunteers provide me their images for acknowledgement. How should those without image be handled?

I have a project and have several retired and current volunteers. I ask all volunteers to send me their images so I can put them in the acknowledgement page. However some don't reply me (who are also ...
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Was it fair to be banned for calling another user racist? Is this a common practice?

This is regarding what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in usual online discussion forums, or social networks. I have a specific question from what happened in another discussion forum. In ...
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Why is moderation important?

After trying to draw some attention to a community about the lag time in review queues being handled, I was met with this response from one of the users: "I'm still confused why should I care ...
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Using Slack for Communities with open invites

We are a small community around a bunch of Open Source projects and would like a common place to chat. In the past we've used Slack but Slack has changed their APIs (in 2020 and 2021) so automatic (...
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Controlling who's speaking on a voice conference

It looks like we have a problem related to controlling the pace of our voice discussions. Here's some background: We're a hackerspace: a creative organization where one's status in the community is (...
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How do I create a tag based community for our sdk and suite of softwares for our company?

We have our own set of SDKs. We want to build out our community over StackOverflow for the developers. What is the way to build such a community?
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How can we get users to participate more in Meta?

Matter Modeling Stack Exchange went live in mid-2020 and I'm quite happy with the participation level on the "main" site compared to other new SE sites, but I would like more people to ...
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As a regular user, how can I encourage another to do something for themselves?

I'm a member of an online community of developers (not a moderator). It's not specifically a Q&A community, but the community allows people to ask for help, of any kind. Obviously, like on Stack ...
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What to do when someone provides support money?

I run a nonprofit project and someone supports me with money. Beside thanking them, what else I can do? Should I publicly thank them, so that (1) they are proud, and (2) others will be motivated? If ...
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What reasons make enthusiastic members not being active?

I am a novice in community building, and am managing a group of ~8 volunteers for a nonprofit plan that I initiated. The group is running via Facebook chat. I understand that leader should be active, ...
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How reasonable is it to hold chatbot authors accountable for their bots' behavior?

In a non-Stack Exchange online community, there is a chatbot that runs with the permission of the administrators. The primary purpose of the bot is to analyze the posts of others and suggest helpful ...
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Banned user status: visible Vs. invisible

When certain users are banned, some online communities do not display their banned status, while others do. What I am not referring to I am not referring to the visibility of the banned user from ...
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How to create a crowd-sourced news platform, avoiding certain issues of existing news platforms?

The Problem: When I read/watch/listen to news in official media of various countries, I struggle with some issues: Strong overall focus on some topics, ignorance about other topics Priming, in the ...
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How to change a policy that's has always been this way but needs to be changed now?

I'm a member in a local community which is associated with multiple associations above it (think of it like statewide, nationwide and so on). There are a lot of layers to the community. However, the ...
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How can I transition a mostly physical community in a mostly virtual or hybrid one?

Due to current events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, physical meetings are prohibited and can be punished, severely, in the country I live in. We are an organised service club. Normally, we ...
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All In A Name : Going off-topic when you're a niche community

I'm starting up a small community, and I currently have a very brandable name which is very suited to the type of posts I'm going to be ( primarily ) making. I use the word Primarily here bacause I ...
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What is the threshold of engagement that determines an active community?

Is there a metric that defines a difference between an engaged community versus content produced locally by the agent? What is a good protocol for scaling up and scaling down when the threshold on ...
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What to say for milestone celebration post?

I have a Facebook group about philosophy, and it gets 1000 members. How should I celebrate this, and encourage people to engage and interact?
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What should a moderator do if a user posts content on a site that is well-meaning, but unfriendly in content?

A user posts questions and/or answers that are well-meaning, but unfriendly in content. Their posts get a lot of upvotes as well as a few flags. What should moderators do?
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Adult Edition Online Community

I'm starting a new online art and entertainment website but I'm facing an censorship issue. As the site is art orientated, and of a certain niche ( not "adult" ), it is a certainty that from time to ...
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“test” chat channel taking over the main one - what are my options?

I'm trying to start a hackerspace in my city. We have a community of about a dozen of people that regularily meet together in person and a chat channel where we socialize between meetings. During one ...
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How to handle communication with user wanting to small talk with admin all the time?

This person is always trying to start a private conversation about pretty much anything with the group admin over Telegram. The questions asked are from those related to personal matters to those ...
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How should I select a Lead Moderator from my mod team?

I have a small, diligent moderation team for a game I develop for and run. They handle problem users and organize events. They also act as a bridge between the community and myself, such that I'm made ...
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Rankings: How to deal with low number of reviews for user generated content website?

I have a community based website and I am receiving some complaints about the way I make the rankings of content. The focus of the platform is user-generated reviews. The problem is that I use an ...
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Several communities on one platform. How can moderators adjust the behaviour of a new user from a different community who has just joined my site?

We have a network of 100+ Q&A sites. A user active elsewhere on the network joins a new community and starts posting non-friendly answers and comments. A moderator contacts the user. The user ...
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What should moderators do if a user joins the site just to share negativity on meta?

We have a network of 100+ Q&A sites where each site has an associated meta site. A user signs up on a new site and immediately starts posting questions on meta about how poorly the site engine ...
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How to stop a behaviour that certainly is negative but technically does not break the rules?

On a Q&A site a user occasionally breaks the rules a bit here and there, but not so that their posts get flagged. For example, they post comments like "It would be so great if moderators were ...
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How to handle a user who violates some rules in a way allows the user to save face while stopping bad behaviour?

Imagine that we have a Q&A website. A very active user of the site violates some rules (for example, creates a puppet account). Moderators agree that there is a problem, but they don’t want to ...
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How to de-escalate a situation when a user balances on the edge but others who want to correct them go beyond the rules?

The described situation happens on a Q&A site. An active user spends a lot of time on posting comments with recommendations on how to improve others’ posts. The comments are kind of short and even ...
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Twitter Accounts | Single topic, or multiple topics in one account?

Lets assume that I begin a twitter account referencing: My preferences towards MUSIC Inspirational ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHORT STORIES that I read and enjoy In my mind, the goal of this account is ...
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How can one organise moving a large Q&A community?

Imagine a large healthy online Q&A community hosted on a platform developed and maintained by a commercial company. Suppose that the community is increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the ...
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Building A Community Around Your Pseudonym or Alias

I'm looking to build a community based around several closely related themes/niches, but my diferentiating between myself and my community is clashing. Let me use an example. There's a guy ( @...
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Are there reliable community benefits to “cake days”?

Your "cake day" is the anniversary of the day you joined a site. These are probably most well known from Reddit, but are also supported in some other internet softwares, or from mods. My experience, ...
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How can I persuade Redditors on a Subreddit to use Stack Exchange for the same subject?

Some SEs would gain more value from more experts, and subreddits usually have more users than a given SE. For example — How can you convince users at r/ask_lawyers, r/auslaw, r/canadalaw, r/law, r/...
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How to retain new users on a Q&A site effectively?

On a Q&A site I co-moderate on the Stack Exchange network, sometimes we see a brand new user asking a good question, and another brand new user posting a good answer. I don't know where they're ...
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How far in advance should I post a reminder for a scheduled livestream to maximize viewership?

I help run the social media for (and am a player in) a weekly Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition actual-play podcast called Planeslip: Echoes of Creation. The campaign is set in a homebrew setting of ...
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How can I maintain user engagement/interest during “off weeks” for a weekly podcast?

I help run the social media for (and am a player in) a weekly Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition actual-play podcast set in a homebrew campaign setting of the Dungeon Master's own creation. We ...
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Models of community growth

The academic literature often proposes simple models that help us think about the behavior of a system. For instance, the Bass Diffusion Model is a famous mathematical model that captures the dynamics ...
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How do I gather the people to create a new Stack Exchange community?

Technically, to create a new Stack Exchange site, there is a procedure on Area51. This is covered by the question How do I create a new community on Stack Exchange?. However, since then there have ...
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Republish the same content posted on subreddit

Some months ago I decided to write a huge and detailed post using a specific subreddit to a relevant niche of my market. The thread had something like 100 votes that is very good for the sub and ...
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How to manage rules and regulations of an activist group?

Background: I am part of a small activist group (10-15 members) that both works on ongoing projects but still is actively developing a long term strategy. The latter means the organizational structure ...
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Hierarchy or Democracy?

I'm working on my own social media site, and when it comes to moderation - is a hierarchy of Administrators and Moderators better or worse than a democratic voting system similar to Stack Exchange's ...
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How to convince my subscribers to buy my merch

I have few subscribers support at a social media platform, I made some merchandise thinking that my subscribers (around 30K) will show me some support. But it did not happen, no one bought any of my ...
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What are the best practice for starting community groups?

I am really keen to hear about research and authoritative material that this community know about starting and sustaining real-life, face-to-face, old school community groups? It would be nice to know ...
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Best method for a confidential “forum”

Never done this before so need some advice. I work with people who work in a very niche area across multiple sectors and we would like to create some type of confidential method to communicate and ...
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How do I make my users comment on blog posts?

I have a blog with 100 visits per days, and I have installed a Disqus comment section. But after a month I have still no comments! I tried some call to action on my articles post, but it doesn't work.....
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The forum deleted a post without saying why

I am a member of a forum concerned with camping, caravanning and campers and I applied for insurance of my camper which was duly granted. A day or so latter it was withdrawn without reason so I asked....
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How to promote and encourage differently-abled participants?

We run a community mostly on slack, with almost 4k participants. We have been creating lots of channels to promote and talk about inclusivity, and intersectionality. In that spirit, we would like to ...
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What are the objective benefits of allowing users to change their display names?

Stack Exchange allows its users to change their display name once every 30 days. This was a little surprising for me; on most previous sites where I was an active member, you picked a (permanent) ...

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