The beauty of endless distractions in discussion forums

Jenny Connected

In all there are 16 forums in this first week, with 5 of these devoted to the subject matter of the literacy of cooperation and containing 183 posts. Some of the remaining 11 forums also contain posts related to the subject matter; in all there are 349 posts in these eleven forums (probably going up as I write) and we are not yet at the end of the first week. I have tried to capture some of the ideas from two of the forums to illustrate how wide ranging the discussion is.

The beauty of endless distractions in discussion forums

Jenny Connected

In all there are 16 forums in this first week, with 5 of these devoted to the subject matter of the literacy of cooperation and containing 183 posts. Some of the remaining 11 forums also contain posts related to the subject matter; in all there are 349 posts in these eleven forums (probably going up as I write) and we are not yet at the end of the first week. I have tried to capture some of the ideas from two of the forums to illustrate how wide ranging the discussion is.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events

Elsua

As mentioned in previous blog posts, here I am, once again, putting together this particular series of articles detailing some of the various highlights from the recent Social Business Forum event held in Milan, Italy, on June 8th, that I attended and presented at. Forum in Italy.

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Assessment of discussion forum posts in ModPo

Jenny Connected

Because, I realize that it has fallen into the trap of believing that requiring posts to a discussion forum can in some way measure the success of learning. To be considered a student who has “completed” the course, you need to have written and submitted the four short essays, commented on others’, submitted (and minimally ‘passed’) the quizzes, and participated in the discussion forum. It is not as if ModPo is short of discussion in the forums.

“Managing Online Forums” Turns 4 Years Old

Managing Communities

Saturday will mark four years since the official publication date of my book, “Managing Online Forums.” Managing Online Forums (Book ” I wrote the other day that one of the things I love most, as someone who has been managing online communities for 12 years and regularly writes about those experiences, is when people utilize my strategies in a thoughtful [.].

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Forums Are Dead: The Memes

Managing Communities

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Study: Answering Complaints in Online Forums Boosts Consumer Advocacy More Than Any Other Customer Service Channel

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Elsua

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Forum in Milan, now transformed into the Social Business Forum, is moving along nicely from year to year into consolidating itself as one of the most relevant Enterprise 2.0,

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10 Years After I Started Writing It, “Managing Online Forums” Turns 5

Managing Communities

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How to Merge Online Forums

Managing Communities

Josh Barraza asked if I could write about merging two active online forums and the issues that can challenge such an idea. Multiple forums can be merged. photo credit: Kdt. Thank you for the suggestion, Mr. Barraza. It doesn’t just have to be two. It can be more than that. But, for the sake of [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

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How To Behave On An Internet Forum (Technology: Social Networking)

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants

Elsua

Here you have got the embedded code of Bill’s great presentation, so you can quickly flip through the charts and get a glimpse of what you can look forward to whenever the recording of his keynote becomes available at a later time: Keynote from Social Business Forum 2011.

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Getting More Than Just Support From Support Forums and Communities

Managing Communities

Support forums and communities exist to give support. photo credit: tompagenet Séoghán Mac Mathúna asked: How would you recommend growing and actively engaging a community that is largely only present to seek support? There is no getting around that and you can never forget it because if you fail at that, you fail at everything. [.]. Community Cultivation

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The 3 Principles That Make Truly Great Tech Support Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: @boetter Support forums exist for seemingly every form of popular technology and even for most forms of less popular and mainstream technology. They can be dedicated to specific trades or areas of knowledge, to specific brands and products and more. From web hosting to consumer electronics, from official communities to unofficial ones, support [.]. Interacting with Users Managing the Community

Managing Online Forums Is Six Years Old and I’ve Launched a New Website for It

Managing Communities

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Allowing Brands Into Your Forums

Managing Communities

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How to Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to Drive Traffic to Your Forums

Managing Communities

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How Many Forums Should I Have?

Managing Communities

photo credit: mightyohm Steve Magruder asked: “Is it worthwhile to promote individual forums within a board, and make at least one very popular, even if the other forums don’t get as much attention?” This gives me an opportunity to dig into the topic of forum structure and how [.].

Monetizing Online Forums Has Been Downloaded More Than 20,000 Times

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Don’t Mess With Forum Owners

Managing Communities

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Jason Falls: Why I Don’t Ignore Forums

Managing Communities

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Bringing Activity Streams to Forums and Communities

Managing Communities

The traditional list of forums can work well. photo credit: erin_everlasting There are a number of ways to tackle the index page of your community. It’s about showcasing your content and your members and that can be pretty flexible. Different approaches have different benefits and work well, depending on your audience and situation. Another popular [.]. Community Cultivation Thinking

Reflections on the Social Business Forum 2012 - Milan

Governance in a Networked World

Well that’s it for another year, Forum No.5 for Open Knowledge and a far cry from the initial, much more intimate, affair in Varese in 2008. Back in 2008 Blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter were just a novelty. The growth in attendance year by year is testimony to the growth of the ’Social Business’ towards the mainstream. But as many of the speakers indicated, there is still a way to go to be considered ‘mainstream’.

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Insider Trading, meet Outsider Traders, #SocialMedia style #Tesla

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today, there is a thread going beserk on the Tesla forums : Tracking Highest VINs. Stay with me here… International Business Times said: A contributor to the Tesla’s Forum page identified as Craig Froehle updated his Model S VIN data. Wall Street should be monitoring social media.

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How to Get More Replies on Your Forums

Managing Communities

The act of simply getting people to reply to you, whether it be to topics you start in your forums or articles you write on your blog [.]. photo credit: mary_gaston22 Shopmaster asked: “What are some good things you can do to get people to post or reply to topics in your articles?&# Thank you, Shopmaster. Community Cultivation

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Elsua

But, for now, I thought I would go ahead and leave you folks with that other article from the series of the Social Business Forum event that took place in Milan a few days ago, and which I was due one last update. Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.

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What Does the Forum Admin/Administrator of the Forum I Love Actually Do? (a Guide for Forum Users)

Managing Communities

photo credit: onnola Generally speaking, if I do my job as a forum administrator, my members don’t have to see much of what I do behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. That is for me to worry about – not something for them to be concerned with. I tend to believe that this [.]. How Should I Participate

Forum Management Veterans Are Real Social Media Experts

Managing Communities

photo credit: HikingArtist.com Sometimes I feel like forums don’t get the respect they deserve, in the grand scheme of social media. Sometimes people want to put forums in a box, separate them from the social media “movement,&# as if they are separate or as if they aren’t just as important to the whole thing as [.].

Monetizing Online Forums is One Year Old!

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Pinterest Raises Concerns for Photography Forums and Community Photo Galleries

Managing Communities

photo credit: WallTea Last week, photo sharing community Flickr, responding to a member suggestion, enabled code that blocked Pinterest users from pinning photos where the photographer has turned off sharing options or marked a photo as private or adult. Though VentureBeat reported the story initially, Aaron Hockley has the most concise, accurate run down of [.]. Community Cultivation Promoting Your Community

Welcome to the Glamour of Community Management: I Just Spent 4 Hours Reading a Single Forum Thread

Managing Communities

photo credit: John Drake Flickr A few nights ago, as I was trying to get over some post-SXSW illness, I stayed up until about 2 AM reading a single forum thread. It was 22 or so pages in length, but there were many guideline violations and troublesome posts in it and I had to read [.]. Managing the Community

Online Discussion Forums, Explained by Common Craft

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Auto Forum Poster: “Siphon Millions of Users to Your Forum from Google Today!” (Get Ready to Cringe and Laugh)

Managing Communities

photo credit: HikingArtist.com Forums are great. Forums can develop into great communities. What this means, though, is that people will try to take advantage of “forums&# in order to generate poor quality websites that they hope [.]. They can generate a lot of traffic from search engines. Traffic can equal money. This is not a secret.

How Online Community and Forum Software Can Improve to Address Common Guideline Violations

Managing Communities

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Obituary: Online Forums Have Died (? – 2012)

Managing Communities

photo credit: Global_5000 I am deeply saddened to announce that online forums have died, as confirmed by areforumsdead.com. While it may be unclear when online forums were born, from the moment that people were able to discuss something with another human over [.]. They passed away quietly in their sleep last night at an unknown age. Developing Your Community

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“Monetizing Online Forums” Passes 10,000 Downloads

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Comic Book Resources to Delete Forum with 12.9 Million Posts; Launches New Community with Stricter Moderation

Managing Communities

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How to Kick Start Your Forum

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How to Properly Use the Word “Forums” and the Term “Online Community”

Managing Communities

photo credit: avlxyz Once in a while, I run across an article that uses the word “forums” or the term “online community” in a weird, misleading way. What disappoints me most is when someone does this when they are claiming to have expertise in this space – they have community in their job title, they [.]. Managing Staff

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Monetizing Online Forums: 2 Years, 25,000+ Downloads

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