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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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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How can I effectively moderate a something that's not yet a community, and prevent it from abuse, while maximizing normal user experience?

I'm creating a small online service that may eventually have some form of community, but it's currently at its very first steps. It allows you to create an account, and then create projects with those ...
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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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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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How can I encourage and promote community moderation?

One of the struggles I have found with having elevated moderator abilities in a small community moderated site is the risk of other members growing used to the fact that moderation is already "taken ...
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How do you handle moderation with early stages of a community?

With small and starter communities, many feel like it's painful to suspend or even warn offending users, because the community is small and there aren't many people as is it on it. How do you ...

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