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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Can't ban and the physical world has no “ignore” button; how do we deal with a disruptive member?

I belong to a small, open community that meets in person and is largely run by consensus. (There is an organizational authority who can step in if something really requires that, but said person is ...
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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 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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How can I effectively moderate a chatroom without always being there?

There are many perks to having a chatroom associated with a website. However, the chatroom is fast paced, and there are typically less than 15 users active at once. While there is often a moderator ...
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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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How long should I give a community to develop, before killing it?

When creating a new community I want to give it time to establish itself, but I also don't want to maintain something that's just not going to work. How should I decide how long to give a new ...
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What should I do if users on a related site continuously attack and misrepresent our community (including accusations of criminal intentions)?

What should I do, if I observe certain users of a related site continuously misrepresenting and attacking our community on their own place? At times, the attacks go even farther than "conventional ...
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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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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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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 ( @...