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Fortunately, you have an advantage here. By stating that you just want to appeal technical users, you don't have to break down everything on a non-technical level. This will make the communication way easier. This is a communication model which is broken down on an easy level. We don't need it more detailed in your situation. Usually, you are the sender and ...


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You can if you're small. My spouse is going through a similar issue. He is writing a 5 year arc (issue 2 of 20 just came out!) of his own creation, a 17+ (eq to NC-17) superhero comic book with some scenes just a hair's breath short of porn. This series has its own website (with a domain name), Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But he does everything ...


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Well the answer is "it depends". There are a number of things to consider: If the page is high traffic then it might not matter that irrelevant posts are made. They'll be outnumbered by the on topic posts so people won't necessarily spot them. They'll be there for people to seek out, but they won't be "in your face". If the page is low traffic then while ...


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Many sites encourage participation using gamification, awarding things like points and virtual prizes for activity that demonstrates engagement. If you're asking which approach is best, that's hard to say. I'd encourage you to identify a few people who represent your ideal community member, share your ideas about what you might do, and get feedback. Repeat ...


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The key concept here is that more votes should increase your confidence of the ranking. There are a lot of rather complicated forumlas you can use but the general principle was explained by HeapUnderflow on forum.codidact.org: I’ll summarize what you would have seen. The Wilson score is a prediction of how likely a vote is to be an upvote, based on the ...


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Your social media site is new/in development. Without a population of users to start out with, it's going to be a bit difficult to feature a democratic voting system purely because there aren't enough people to vote just yet. I'm unsure if you've noticed, but CommunityBuilding.SE has had little traffic lately. Some actions, such as suggested edits, are ...


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What makes you think you need any "boundaries" between usernames? Usernames are free. As in "don't cost nothin'". Who cares if one "person" has 1 username, or 100? So long as the behavior of each username is in line with the site guidelines - leave it alone. Or, the reverse case, where you may have one "username" being used by multiple people (eg a ...


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There's two different situations where one might be better than another: if you're sending the email personally or for your business. If you're speaking on behalf of the business: use @business_media_???. This way it's clearer that it's coming from the company and not just you. If you're speaking on behalf of only yourself: use @my_name. This way it's ...


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The paper Design Lessons from the Fastest Q&A Site in the West categorises users into two segments: Asking / Answering (Posting) Behaviour - so determining their preference for Asking, Answering, Reading Only, Asking & Answering, Posting pictures etc. Their Level of Participation in the community. Meaning, how often they come into the community and ...


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I think multiple profiles may be best. Would the PT or BR user be annoyed if they see (or if they are notified) of a new review for something that has nothing to do with them? Too much irrelevant content, on any medium, can cause you to lose followers.


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Most companies I've seen do well on Twitter use it up to three ways: make announcements and provide information (we're holding a public event; here's a blog/video/podcast about a recent thing we did) respond to other Twitter users who ask you questions, praise your things, and generally interact with you RT, like, and reply to Tweets in a consistent way ...


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My question is: Do others identify your organization through your logo? Like if someone see your logo, do they say "Ahh, that's such-and-such organization" If so, I highly recommend you put your logo as your avatar. The pros of it: -Your organization will be identifiable from others. -It will be recognizable for all when they see one of your volunteers (...


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A community is like a natural ecosystem in many ways, it is defined by the environment and what success looks like within that environment. This leads to the emergence (or definition) of relevant fitness criteria, as well as systems to encourage or discourage certain behaviours. These may be in the form of reputation systems like Stack Exchange has developed,...


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Developing an algorithm for this will depend on understanding what the various results of a 5-star rating mean. People are not consistently rational, and their use of rating systems reflects this. People tend to 5-star rate things as follows ("product" can mean a material thing, site content, or whatever): One Star: I'm mad. Either the product is ...


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I recently watch a video of 3Blue1Brown, and he explained a really easy method: add a 1 star review and calculate the average. For products with many reviews, this won't impact the average a lot, but for products with very few reviews, this is going to decrease the average significantly.


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Practically this same question was asked (but in reverse) a few days ago. Quoting from myself therein: Usernames are free. As in "don't cost nothin'". Who cares if one "person" has 1 username, or 100? If you want to take the time and effort to create & manage more than one account, by all means: do it! If you don't, then don't :) I'...


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I would recommend that the accounts be kept strictly separate. On the private account you might want to share private stories, but the community is only interested in the niche. On the other hand, your private account might be followed by friends and family, who can't do much with the niche. It is also more difficult to keep track of what topics have been ...


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It really depends on whether you want to build the brand around your name or your company. For freelancing, I personally think that using your own self as the brand has more advantage. Search for Chase Jarvis Photography or Neil Patel for SEO. If you are able to establish yourself as a leader in your field, people will ask for YOU rather than a social media ...


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Twitter states: Twitter's technical follow limits: Every account can follow 5,000 users total. Once you've followed 5,000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow. This number is different for each account and is based on your ratio of followers to following; this ratio is not published. I'm looking at the phrase "This ...


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