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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 A day or so latter it was withdrawn without reason so I asked....
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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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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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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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Should I display to a user for how long he is being banned?

Right now we have different ban durations but we don't tell the users how long every single one is exactly. We only communicate it very subtle by using words like for "a few days" or "some time". The ...
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How is trolling dealt with within the Stack Exchange's ecosystem?

I'm hoping for answers about the mechanics of dealing with trolling and misbehavior. Edit: I asked this question on SE Meta, but was told that such a question might be more welcome here. I've been ...
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I am looking for examples of online community growth

We are starting a free no-advertising B2B community content site. I'd like to set some goals for development of that site based on what others have learned in their own businesses. I plan to drive ...
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I broke the Christmas tradition!

I have taken over this community from someone else this year around January. The community is a sports community with sports-related goal. The community has always wished to achieve bigger goals but ...
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Astro Turfing to help jump start a community

As we all know building a community is hard especially when it's new. I've heard and been told by other website/community mods that Astro Turfing is commonly done by many to help build and encourage ...
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How do we maintain answer quality when everybody thinks they're experts?

I participate on several Stack Exchange sites that have scope that's a little more subjective than the norm. These topics tend to also be more "accessible" to people; you pretty much have to be a ...
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What are the benefits and disadvantages to implementing democracy in an online authoritative community? [closed]

I thought it might be good to ask a question such as this, since while I know the basic arguments, I'm curious as to how other people have found integrating a democratic atmosphere into their ...
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How can we encourage users to report misconduct correctly?

I've encountered a subset of users in my subreddit that are interested in helping us curate content by reporting submissions that don't belong, but instead of using the reporting feature, I've seen ...
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What are techniques that encourage new members to familiarize themselves with community guidelines?

Almost every community has rules and guidelines. Often these are buried in terms of use pages that users click through to register, or are shoved in a link in the footer of the page. These guidelines ...
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How can you prevent 'rule creep' when moderating a community?

Rule creep happens. There's that one guy who enjoys watching the ballgame while sitting in the bathroom stall, so you end up getting a departmental mail sent to the entire company explaining that it ...
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Would it be inappropriate to invite the community of a shuttering forum to a "spiritual successor?"

A company's public web forum is shutting down, and I would like to invite the forum's userbase to a new "fan" forum. The userbase is small (less than 100 active users), but the community is not dying ...
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