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What are the best practice for real-life community groups?

I am really keen to hear about research and authoritative material that this community know about growing 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 A day or so latter it was withdrawn without reason so I asked....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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What should I do when I find community is divided?

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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How do I handle an answer that appears to be written by a bot?

I'm a moderator over at Robotics.SE. I've seen new-ish users in the past come to promote sites, products, etc. I've seen brand new users come in to post what is clearly spam (something along the lines ...
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How to reach tech talent interested in developing countries?

I work with a nonprofit called Alter Global that supports tech entrepreneurs across the developing world by connecting them to global talent, capital, and networks. We're rolling out a Tech Fellows ...
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What was Pradip Burman's effort on Environment Day 2018?

I am wondering today, how many people are aware about Environment Day and how they deal with it. How people come together to solve this issue.
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How can I reach children below 13 years old?

I want to build a scooter community in the context of my city and communicate easily about events I'm planning. Most of people who ride stunt scooters are children under 13 years old. Since it's ...
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Building a simple staff portal to brink all links to external sites into 1 place and provide a place for company files and announcements

I am but a lowly employee at the company I work for, we have a reasonable workforce of around 300+. We are NOT an office or corporate company, and the majority of our staff are not technically minded....
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Support chatroom triggers conflicts. How to build a code of conduct?

We moderate a support chatroom for people with Asperger and autism. We experience that some users are disturbed by the conversations of other users, when those conversations touch on topics such as ...
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Steal Hashtags in social networks as guerrilla strategy

I am thinking in this strategy more like a guerrilla way. I have articles about companies and I understand that is not very polite to steal their hashtags. However, it seems a good way to reach a new ...
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How to bring people only “interested” by an event to come to it?

I am organising swing dancing parties in a big city in UK. It used to be free and hosted inside a house. It brought around ten people at each event. We mostly communicate on Facebook. The reached ...
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How can I run a remote open space?

I have participated in several open space events at technical conferences, and I found them to be effective for getting people to loosen up and learn and contribute. I conduct frequent technical ...
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Facebook Marketplace Selling

Suppose someone's profession is not selling stuff and just using Facebook Marketplace for selling items not needed any more, Is it OK to refuse selling to particular person or block a particular ...
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When and how can an Internet community survive on its own, with little to no moderation intervention?

I remember such situation in an online multiplayer game. The game had servers associated with different sites providing login. Of course, the largest server was the one associated with Facebook. But ...
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In a community without any defined leaders, how can I respond when I am accidentally excluded?

I'm a part of a fairly informal in-person community of 40 people exactly. We're all common acquaintances but we're going to be working together in the future and want to bond before then. Within this ...
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Strategies for keeping multiple platforms in sync?

I have a small video web site (hosted with Wordpress), a subreddit, a YouTube channel and Twitter. Once in a while one of my videos gets some attention on reddit and I'm having trouble keeping my ...
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Encouraging use of a new Facebook group

I recently created a Facebook group, linked to an extant page, hoping to make it easy for all community members to participate. I've gotten a decent number of people to join the new group, and am ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages to requiring users to be logged in to post ads?

I develop an online classified advertising web/mobile service. Right now users don't have to be logged in to place an ad. It is enough to use a valid email address. Having an account has other ...
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Replacing Discourse and Slack with a single platform?

TL;DR: Are there tools/platforms that can replace both Discourse (forums for end users) and Slack (chat for developers) at once for a small open source organization? We're a small open source ...
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How to encourage members to engage with the group?

My friends and I created a Facebook group for programmers and alike. Its aim is to have members asking questions and others answering them. As well as a source for programming related articles and ...
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Ways to notify interested autistic contacts of next meetings

I manage a mensual meeting on a very specific subject (HIQ and autistic spectrum), in a western megapole of 10 million people. Approximatively 40 people have come to one of my 20 activities organized ...
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My Facebook page has been redirected to another account [closed]

I have a facebook page at the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/111trio Unfortunately since today, when someone try to access my facebook page from the URL, it is automatically redirected to ...
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How to ask for feedback and get new ideas

I have a website that is a service and now I am looking for gather information about feedback from users. I am thinking about a fixed top bar in landing page saying something like "Hey, can you help ...
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How to mitigate sockpuppeting?

In web communities where voting on an item is an essential feature, the vote result could be easily biased by one single user if she register many accounts and vote. What approaches can mitigate ...
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How to monetize my business community?

I have created an online business community which has approx. 20 000 monthly pageviews. The functionality is similar to cragislist or quikr, online classified ads. I am trying to figure out how I can ...
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Where can I find guidance in setting up free wifi Internet access for our municipality?

I would like to submit a proposal to my municipality for them to offer free wifi Internet to the township residents. They do not have an exclusivity agreement for Internet service with the current ISP,...
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How to incentivise users to contribute data back to my community

I trying to build community x, which is kind of a stack exchange for domain y. At the center of this community would be data pertaining to domain y. However, in order to get the data, I need users to ...
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How can I encourage users to use the system rather than directly addressing a CM or Moderator?

I am a moderator on two Stack Exchange sites and I occasionally see users who would rather directly address (through pinging in chat) the Community Managers or moderators of the site they're using to ...
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How did you successfully introduce Slack and on-board your community?

I'd like to know about your experiences on-boarding a community specifically related to Slack. How did you introduce your community to what Slack is, why you're choosing the platform, and how the ...
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How do you onboard new community members?

I help lead a virtual community of practice where we share ideas and help each other solve problems in research computing facilitation. The group's main platform is an email list with several ...
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Choosing a platform for your community

I am wondering how you guys chose the platform for you community? I have been leading a group for a couple of years. We were originally on Skype, then moved to Google Hangouts + email for a few years,...
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Decision by consensus vs deciding by yourself as the leader of a group

I lead a small group of makers and builders (~5-10 ppl), who are very busy people. If you have to decide on a policy, you could take a vote on a policy decision, and go with the majority? take a ...
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What is the right moment to start a crowdfunding campaign?

I am an editor of a online journal that is meant to be a social hub for the secular humanist, atheists, brights, freethinkers, and alike in Israel. The site is in Hebrew, and we have a Facebook page ...
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Examples of majority rule/mob rule communities that have succeed long term and don't degrade to lowest common denominator?

A recent episode of The Orville - Majority Rule - had an interesting premise: the entire society's laws were voted on by everyone all the time. The majority vote wins and that is how laws are created ...
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new community - How to build the audience little by little [duplicate]

If you have created a new social network about a niche, targeting a small group of people if compared to giants like twitter or facebook, what is your idea to start building an audience little by ...
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How do I complain to Stack Exchange about one of its communities? [closed]

I am having a difference of opinion with the users and moderators on a Stack Exchange community. I claim that the questions I ask are all in accordance with the rules of the site, but because my ...
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Is superfluous content an indicator of anything in social media?

Quite a vague question but I'll try narrow it down as much as I can through an example. I started using Steemit some days ago. Quite an obscure social media site so far, not unlike a Reddit-Twitter ...

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