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Rewarding high quality contributions?

Not having some of the more "modern" features isn't a bad thing. You can highlight this quality content using a more personal touch than random upvotes can provide and you have several options to do ...
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How can I encourage people to take on leadership roles in a new interest group?

Perhaps you need to start off by just encouraging others to help out with the next few things that need to be done before the 2nd meeting. So rather than landing people with roles like "treasurer", "...
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What should we do when a small community loses its leadership?

First, one of the most important aspects of community leadership is ensuring ongoing leadership by recruiting and fostering other leaders. So, only knowing what you said about the original organizer, ...
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How to reach tech talent interested in developing countries?

Now that more and more work is being done remotely, lots of global talents are "freed" from their local restrictions and work for clients worldwide on freelance platforms such as Topcoder....
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How do you encourage members to take initiative/remove or correct problem behavior?

First, a few questions to ask yourself: are you getting more out than you put in? Not "as much as you possibly could if the group was perfect", that's a different question if the "leeches" who gain ...
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How to reach tech talent interested in developing countries?

There's a movement in wealthier countries like the US to use vacation time for volunteer activities. And there are multiple programs/websites that list these opportunities and work to connect people ...
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How can I encourage people to take on leadership roles in a new interest group?

By coming up with this idea of a meeting, you've given the project your signature. Of course, nobody else could have thought of this great idea of coming together and solving it as a community. That's ...
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How can I encourage people to take on leadership roles in a new interest group?

I think the key idea is for there to be a real need and a vaccuum - that's what has already drawn out those 90 people and yourself. It all depends on what the community feels is needed. Once specific ...
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How do you encourage members to take initiative/remove or correct problem behavior?

Should I just arbitrarily set rules? No. This would be misjudgement right now. If I read your situation correctly, you are worried that the whole group solely depends on you and there are too few or ...
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How should I select a Lead Moderator from my mod team?

There's really only two reasonable option, imo: vote, or assign Vote I would put it up for vote between your current moderation team - let them self-select who should be "promoted". Maybe ...
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