Questions tagged [content-curation]

The steps a community takes to gather, generate and present information relevant to the areas of interest in the community.

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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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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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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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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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How can I introduce topic based subforums to my site without splitting up the traffic too much?

It is a decision I am facing and that I struggle with: How can I split up the community into different subcommunities like reddit. Currently users post on the main site. Everyone was fine with that, ...
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What tools can help a community to fight reposts?

We are having more and more problems with the content becoming repetetive and stale. The biggest reason for this are users that just copy funny stuff of the internet or bluntly repost what other users ...
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How can I set up a system to encourages people to create content on a Wiki?

It was suggested that I move my original question over here. The basics is there's a side project at work to create a wiki to manage disorganized documentation and information. Essentially we want to ...
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Rewarding high quality contributions?

The community I help run has a message board. Occasionally, a user provides content that is very high quality and deserves some kind of recognition. The problem I have is that this board doesn't have ...
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How many complaints is enough to consider a post/comment as improper on an online press site

We are about to run an online complain system for our online news press system with about 10000 members and readers daily. Like any other online forum, we receive improper (spammy) comments containing ...
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How are you finding/managing/handling outdated content?

I manage a support forum for software that changes pretty rapidly. Content therefore ages out in usefulness. We are currently trying to figure out how to address this... and if we should. Does ...
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How can automation be used to grow and manage an online community?

I've heard a little about bots being used to moderate chatrooms and got thinking about how automated replies and smart bots could be used for other aspects of online community building beyond just in ...
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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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How can a marketer participate in technical community without being rejected as a spammer?

Our moderator team received a private message this week from a marketing agent that represented a company in our industry. They are interested in posting news about the company in our community. We'...
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How to handle “drive-by” users on a Stack Exchange site?

On the Stack Exchange community that I moderate, we have a lot questions from new users who ask a question, get a response, and then leave right away. It seems to be hurting the quality of our ...
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Do long-term “icebreaker” threads foster quality discussion?

I moderate a subreddit that primarily sees submissions in the form of news articles, with very little discussion in the comments except for very important news or events. I would like to automate ...
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Attracting experts to a young site with little expert content

I'm a member of a new online community that I'd like to see flourish. In order to grow and gain traction we need to increase our user base, in particular by attracting experts in our topic. What we'...
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Cross posting to Twitter, Facebook, etc. for more exposure and growth

"Social media" is the buzzword of the decade. My small company has been bitten by the bug, and I've been asked to investigate how to be more social. We are a pet grooming and boarding company. We've ...
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Advantages to storing content locally vs outsourcing it to a 3rd party

I'm a leader in a small community about pet ownership for owners in my area. We partnered with a couple pet oriented businesses to get them publicity and in turn we received some as well. Anyway, my ...
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Is it ok to feed the trolls a little bit?

Background: My community is a web forum and two game servers. There are about 500 members that are active in the community. Last year one of my moderators found an external site that is solely used to ...
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On Stack Exchange, how do I motivate users to prioritize the needs of the community over personal gain?

On Stack Exchange, users gain valuable Internet points (reputation) when their questions or answers are upvoted and lose (fewer) points when they're downvoted. This creates an incentive to try to ...
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Should we edit out offensive content from deleted posts if some can see those posts?

On some sites, like Stack Exchange, posts that have been deleted are still visible to a certain class of users beyond moderators/administrators. (On SE, reaching a certain reputation level means you ...
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Recruiting guest content creators

Communities that revolve around a blog often see only a single point of view on posts - that of the blog owner. While the comment sections bring in different view points, the over all focus of the ...
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When changing platforms, how can existing content be handled in a non-disruptive manner?

In considering migrating to a new platform, what considerations should be made in regard to existing content? This move is needed to due various reasons (pick something...needed features, integration ...
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Pros and cons of creating a second non-moderator account to gently steer users?

Since users tend to put mods on a pedestal, I've been thinking of ways to combat that. Would it be appropriate to create a new, standard account, with no link to my main account, for use in gently ...
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How to encourage constructive discussion regarding major change/updates to a popular feature?

Sometimes in our community, we have to sometimes remove features to make sure that no one exploits the system, gives other people items that they aren't allowed to have (there aren't the tools to do ...
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Should I do anything to protect, or even privilege, minority opinions on my site?

My site focuses on the controversial topic of hard-boiled-egg-breaking. Most of my users are from the hit-round-ends school, but a few are from the hit-pointy-ends school. These two groups struggle ...
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How can I better curate against blogspam?

I am a moderator of a subreddit - a sub-section of Reddit where link and text posts with a specific focus are aggregated and shared. One of my primary responsibilities is to curate the "front page" of ...
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Automated word filter - Block or Edit the content?

There are two widely used systems of automated censorship: Replacing bad words with a custom replacement. For example: “bad” becomes “b**” or “***” Blocking the submission of the content. If a post ...