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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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How to encourage members to engage with the group?

My friends and I created a Facebook group for programmers and alike. Its aim is to have members asking questions and others answering them. As well as a source for programming related articles and ...
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How to incentivise users to contribute data back to my community

I trying to build community x, which is kind of a stack exchange for domain y. At the center of this community would be data pertaining to domain y. However, in order to get the data, I need users to ...
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How did you successfully introduce Slack and on-board your community?

I'd like to know about your experiences on-boarding a community specifically related to Slack. How did you introduce your community to what Slack is, why you're choosing the platform, and how the ...
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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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Embedded comments on a blog - in place commenting vs dedicated forum

I run a Wordpress blog that gets a moderate amount of traffic compared to my previous ventures. Over time I've grown less and less satisfied with the commenting system though and am looking at ...
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On a peer-to-peer internet network (e.g. IPFS), how is it possible to ensure users to seed content?

Projects like IPFS aim to revolutionize the Internet itself by laying it on new protocols, making it more stable and persistent; at the cost of the need of users seeding content, though. In a torrent-...
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How to get enough response from Facebook users who are intended to study abroad?

We run a social network for college applicants, enabling applicants to connect and collaborate with other applicants, current college students, college alumni, and university officials. We are going ...
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How to increase sales on educational website and how to engage people on forum to talk about/answer on relevant topic?

I am working with an educational website. Where people use to ask question related to study abroad. Our motive of this website is to get help from the people who have gone or experience with that ...
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Can I use data from public Google Docs file to seed my new site?

I have a website that depends on reviews. In the initial stage I will have a classic chicken-egg problem. I need reviews to attract readers, and I need readers to attract writers. After some research ...
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If we're trying to attract attention to a specific event, how much should messaging focus on only the event?

My synagogue is holding a food festival in a couple months to raise money. For budget reasons, the planners want to do advertising exclusively on social media (as opposed to, say, newspapers or ...
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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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How to convince an annoyed user

A user is discouraged/disgruntled as some of his answers are deleted by a moderator. He thinks he has not got proper justification and plans to leave or stop contributing to the community. How to ...
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Effects of supporting multiple languages on community engagement?

My Q&A community operates in English. Posts sometimes quote sources in another language, which we allow so long as the essential information is summarized in (or translated to) English. We have ...
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How to celebrate an online community's anniversary (games etc)

I am part of a moderator team of a small online community (180ish members, about 50 regularly active) that has formed on Discord (text/voice chat client) around a specific subject (MBTI* for those ...
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Does paying volunteer moderation teams make the team and community more effective?

I recently got an invite to Imzy. After a bit of research, I found a few articles about the site and was surprised to see that the platform supports "tipping" users and moderators. Imzy is a new ...
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How to increase user engagement rate?

I have for the past month been working hard on a new project for myself about learning Korean. Writing the blog and sharing everything I do, is a real blast. However, as you might imagine, a response ...
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Do more users engage in a community with a more specific topic?

I have a knowledge website that lives from user generated content. It is still at the very beginning and not having much active users yet. The website is similar to Wikipedia: users can write about ...
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What are best practices for creating engaging experience in a forum-based community?

So, I'm building a science and tech forum website and I need recommendations on how to make the experience for the members more engaging so that more of the membership will return, and become more ...
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In an Oxford-style debate, who should be challenging logical fallacies?

The specific impetus for this question is "Intelligence Squared" debates, which follow Oxford-style debating. The debate involves community (audience) members asking questions from the debate ...
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Deleting Forum Registrations of Users Who Never Log In

I am in the process of cleaning up the user database on a forum. A small percentage of registrations basically never perform any actions and never come back after registration. What is the general ...
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Is there a better platform for online communities than Facebook Groups?

I'm currently in the planning/strategic stages to flourish a new online and offline community for Brazilian makers (DIY culture). I'm thinking about the platform to make the online interface. What ...
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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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What is the best way to describe the value of a community?

This question was brought up at the Community Leadership Summit in Portland. How can one describe the "value" of a community? This might be for purpose of seeking investment, encouraging new members ...
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What time should I post content as to maximise engagement?

I run and create content for a fun/creative Facebook page. I typically create maybe 3-4 posts a week. My question is - what time should I be posting my content, as to maximise engagement (likes ...
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How can I encourage voting?

On a (SE) site I participate (along with other non-SE sites), I currently face the problem that users don't vote as much as I would like them to. If they see content, they usually click it, read it ...
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Create a community in a twitch lifestream

There is a streaming platform out there, focused on games, called twitch.tv. I am streaming my favourite game there ( League of Legends if someone cares) , but it isn't that exciting when not many ...
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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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Should you post irrelevant post in fan page?

I work for a volunteer project and help them run their fan page. There is advice that if your project doesn't have any updates, post something interesting so that the fans won't forget you. However, I ...
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Should the avatar of an organization in social networks be its logo?

I have been promoted to an admin position of a Facebook page of a volunteer organization. One thing that surprises me, is that none of the avatars of the page are the logo. I will show some of them ...
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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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User Engagement on Q/A websites

I have developed question/answers website like Stack Overflow. I want to know, how did Stack Overflow keep users engaged in the initial stage (when there were only around only 500 users)? I consider ...
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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 to increase the number of interactions in language exchange sites?

I believe that this question is on topic, given the discussion on this meta question. Scenario: Unlike practicing in reading, listening and writing doesn't need to have another person to practice ...
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What is the expiration date for featured content?

Community leaders often draw attention to some content—announcements, important discussion topics, etc.—by giving it some degree of extra visibility beyond what is normal for content shared within the ...
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Does a monkey-see-monkey-do approach work with self-moderation?

In the context of a Stack Exchange site (or any site with self moderation), is it OK for a very small number of users (1-3) to do most of the work to keep the site clean? Small communities sometimes ...
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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 do I encourage people to engage in a community that is not Facebook?

I have seen a couple of instances of strong web communities (one on ning, one on heaven-knows-what forum software) stagnate and die because everyone is reinventing the wheel with groups on Facebook. ...
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How to say “We miss you, please come back!” properly?

According to my forum statistics, I have a large number of users. In actuality, I have a fraction of those users that are active. I'd like to send a "We miss you, please come back" type message to ...
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At what point should a highly valuable but highly disruptive user be asked to leave?

I've encountered highly engaged users, people with passion and enthusiasm and who make a massive contribution to their chosen community. But. They also end up with personal vendettas or have ...