Questions tagged [small-communities]

For questions related to building and managing communities with a small userbase or where the community is still in the process of being built.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What forms of guerrilla marketing can be effective when building a community on the web?

I read a lot about small hacks that can help when gaining traction with very small budget. Some of the most commons strategies are: Profile signature in related forums. No cost, but some forums have ...
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Build a “liking” feature that best fosters an active community

Facebook has "likes", Instagram has "hearts", Twitter has "favorites" & "re-tweets", Pintrest has "pins", reddit has "upvotes". Each of these methods of showing you enjoy something have different ...
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I'm trying to build a support community in the real world - What happens in a support group?

I haven't been to a support group. In my country there isn't a single support group. So I have only read about them online. And the only thing that I've read is that they "provide support" and various ...
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Define strategy to social networks targeting multiple countries

I have a website about reviews targeting two countries, speaking the same language: wwww.br.xxx.com and wwww.pt.xxx.com. Each review will only be relevant to the readers of that respective country (...
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How can I advertise my community?

I want to advertise my community (an online community with a forum, homepage and TeamSpeak without a specification) and I don't have many members at the moment (only 10). Now, I want to make the ...
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My co-workers don't understand what moderation means

I moderate a roleplay forum unpaid. I do this because I love to moderate. Moderators on this site get in role play authority to enforce users. (ex. being a group leader.) I have slowly realized that ...
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Community funding ideas [closed]

I am new to this so I appreciate your your time and knowledge as i get use to using this forum. I was wondering if anyone has any experience or ideas on how to create a community find in order to ...
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How should I organize a Meetup group to generate sales leads?

Sales management has noticed that a couple of sales districts have active Meetup groups involving our customers and our products. These particular Meetup groups have turned out to be a great source ...
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How to fill a dating site with users BEFORE the release?

I would like to create a local dating community. Problem: I have just a few users and I want to avoid the situation that new users just go away after seeing "nothing is up here"... So is the only ...
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Best way to improve communication among residents of a homeowners association?

I'm interested in setting up an online forum or place of written discussion in order to improve communication within the homeowners association of which I am a member. I'm particularly interested in ...
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In a loosely managed community, how can I introduce new rules?

I run a local community of programmers and IT professionals, and we're using Slack as the only area for online communications. Lately, I've noticed that people use Slack channels that has been created ...
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How to start a charity project making use of college students as cram school teachers for orphans in lower levels of education? [closed]

I want to start a charity project that makes use of the human capital we have here in Morocco. The targeted population of the project is orphans of the same city, and I'm having thoughts about making ...
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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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Community rules as a barrier to entry

My question: When starting a community should it basically be a free for all and as use reaches or gets near critical mass then implement rules perhaps based on user input? Background: While setting ...
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What should we do when a small community loses its leadership?

I'm part of a small community in my home city (15 - 20 active members). There was a person who was the clear leader in the community but she left to another country for a job a little over a year ago. ...
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When do I have a “community” versus a “group of people”?

At what point is a group of people considered a community? Can a community consist of only two people or is there more required? Some examples I'm curious about: ... random commenters on a blog? ...
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How should a tech company communicate on Twitter?

I'm working in a software company where we regularly do coding dojo (practices with peers) and tech monitoring to stay up-to-date (reading article, watching conferences, etc.). I'm a software ...
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How can I create a community around my Twitch livestreams?

There is a streaming platform out there, focused on games, called twitch.tv. I am streaming my favourite game there (League of Legends), but it isn't that exciting when not many people are watching. I ...
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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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Effective way to manage a film production community

Me and my friends started a studio for Minecraft movie production. We were only 3 back then, and it was all nice, we had a YouTube channel, Facebook page etc., we were only starting. But as people ...
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Facebook Giveaways

So I've recently started a new gaming blog. I have nearly 100 Facebook likes and I seem to be getting some traffic across my website. I recently ran a Facebook giveaway in which I asked users to ...
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Reducing sign-up as a barrier to entry

I've been running a community forum for a while now. I'm having trouble attracting members who actually contribute. How can I get people to take that plunge and sign up? I'm using phpBB and I'm ...
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Increasing Engagement on a new Gaming Blog

I recently started a new gaming blog and wanted to get opinions on the best way to build my audience and increase the engagement of the community I already have. I've already set up a website using ...
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What's A Good Member to Moderator Ratio

I'm having a private Minecraft server that I just started a few days ago. I'm needing to see what a good moderator to member ratio should be. If there are too little moderators and too many members, ...
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Do downvotes affect the health of a small community?

I am building a subreddit community and looking at similar subreddits for ideas on how to improve my user engagement. One thing that I have been noticing is that the smaller communities often have a ...
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How can I tell if a small specialized community is dying or if the long time-scale of activity is natural?

Our small community is naturally expected to have a longer "time-scale" for new activity appearing on the site than for example a typical medium-sized Stack Exchange community, because it is very ...