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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 and a while one of my videos got 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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Ideas on how to create interest/community for a photography website?

I moderate and run social media marketing for a photo sharing/contest website - http://votoart.com. I have recently started a facebook group, and also have groups/pages on google + and Instagram. ...
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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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How bad it is to enforce rules “just because”, while refusing to even substantiate them?

A relatively popular site, likely to defer trolls (which are likely to flock to this site because of its thematics), enforces a rule that one must be registered there for a week minimum to be able to ...
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How to handle immature and underaged users?

In various gaming and online role-playing communities I have seen very young (10-13 years old) and, what's more important, very immature users. If such a user is consistently delivering problems with ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of “no unbans” policy combined with trigger-happy admins, if any?

I have noticed that while most communities that I have seen allow you to appeal your ban sooner or later and are not that quick on banning people, there are some that do not allow any unban appeals ...
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User making false claims easily proved wrong, ban or answer?

I am a member of a non-profit organization (bike advocacy group), and deal with community management with a small team of other members. We recently published a Facebook post that caught us a bit by ...
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How to use the “build a community around your business” new Facebook feature?

Facebook added a new feature that encourages you to create a Facebook group associated with the Facebook page of your business. Supposedly this would be better for your business. So far, after you ...
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Encouraging people from Facebook buy/sell group to use free classified website

So I have 3 buy/sell groups in Facebook with 20,000+ , 28,000+ and 43,000+ users. I wanted to encourage them to use a classified website and tried a lot of things for this, but so far I only get an ...
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How can monolingual members of a bilingual online community be made to feel more welcome?

A virtual role-playing "nation" has emerged in a larger, expansive online realm. This nation is de facto bilingual in two natural languages. About half of the members (including myself) speak both ...
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How do I ensure that new users read the rules?

dEvery community has its rules. Even deep-net chans do. Sometimes these rules are short, some times they are long, long walls of text. This question is inspired by online role-playing communities ...
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What should we do with a user who is using powers, solely given for technical tasks, to overreach and enforce rules?

We run a MediaWiki, where we have a good, contributing user who agreed to be given temporary powers as an administrator, explicitly with the instructions to only manage the protection and erasure of a ...
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How to regain audience reach on Facebook Page?

I have this Facebook community with more than 45K likes, basically I upload development and design tutorials to Youtube and post the results, videos, and updates on my Facebook page. Time ago, I ...
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When should a new site tackle its tag set?

I've participated in several new Stack Exchange (beta) sites, and they've all had this same problem (which is again current): developing the tag set. I'm talking here about tags that don't fit neatly ...
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We caught a pedo. Twice. What to do?

About a year ago we received a report from one of our users that they were getting inappropriate messages from another user. Upon investigation, we found child-grooming behaviour from the offender ...
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Community platform - How to trigger interaction with e-commerce developers?

I am currently busy with a graduation assignment at a company that is specialised in e-commerce development. I am creating an online community (blog) platform, and I would like to have some opinions ...

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