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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). So there are a lot of layers to the community. However, ...
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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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Facebook change page into group

I started a page. I got some traction and have some viewers. Lately one viewer asked me why only 1 person is writing posts on that page (that is me). Then I realized that on page only I'm able to ...
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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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What's the Facebook equivalent of user acquisition via sign up to newsletter to get freemium product

You put some bait (let's say promise of valuable freemium product, e.g. a pdf with some guide) and a user gives their personal email to your mailing database where that product will be delivered. ...
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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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Implementing Recent Visitors View function

I am building a social media platform and wanted to know: who thinks letting a user view who's visited or viewed their profile is a good idea? Why or why not?
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Marketing & Promoting Your Community

I'm starting a new online business which focuses heavily on media, but I'm not sure the best way to communicate with my audience and clients via social media. A rough plan is to have multiple social ...
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How to survey for real participation?

In our arts community, we want to run a survey about potential new events we could do next year. Which events we do, and where they are held, will be determined partly by the responses to the survey, ...
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How can I effectively recruit new moderators for an existing community?

I'm the lone moderator of a relatively low-activity, but large-membership, Facebook group. What strategies work well for recruiting other moderators?
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How can I properly praise my leadership team?

I run an online community with about 8 dedicated Officers that run most of the community. One of the areas they continually point out is a weak spot for me is giving praise or encouragement. I've ...
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Should I continue to manage a community for open source developers

Last year, I formed a community for open source developers where people can ask for help for their opensource projects and community members can support help seekers. There are some communities who ...
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Would reporting a violating comment beneficial if it has a rule reminder?

In the subreddit Change My View, a person give a response why my view wouldn't work. I give a response to them, and this is how it goes: - Yeah, this only supports everything I said before - can ...
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Establishing yourself in “Regular” and NSFW communities

I'm setting up several micro-magazines in the new year, but I'm concerned about how to communicate with all target markets at the same time. My magazines each have their own space on the internet, ...
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As a moderator, what should I do when I find a community divided over a certain decision?

We have a place called Meta where we discuss about policies. Voting on meta usually indicates the consensus of community. Recently I've found that some of users in community is divided into two groups,...
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Collaboration scouting [closed]

I am a relatively novice filmmaker and a visual & graphic designer, I have my own small business but I am looking for collabs from my country (Bahrain) and unfortunately this mentality is not ...

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