The Art Of Community

Inspired by the book "The Art of Community" co-authored by Jono Bacon and Leo Laporte. This book is a must read if you are planning to start and nurture a community of your own on a social network. This group is not limited to the discussions abou... Read More
Inspired by the book "The Art of Community" co-authored by Jono Bacon and Leo Laporte. This book is a must read if you are planning to start and nurture a community of your own on a social network. This group is not limited to the discussions about the content of the book. In fact every bit of wisdom and experience having to do with the art of community management is welcome here. You can download a free copy of the book in PDF format from http://www.artofcommunityonline.org #free #management Read Less

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How long should dead accounts be kept around?

My community is approaching about 5k users, but we have a growing number of dead accounts. Accounts that haven't been logged into or used in up to 4 years.

I'm always tempted to delete or remove th...

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My community is approaching about 5k users, but we have a growing number of dead accounts. Accounts that haven't been logged into or used in up to 4 years.

I'm always tempted to delete or remove these accounts, but I can never decide for sure. We've had members pop back up after years of inactivity and I've always seen having to re-register as a barrier to re-entry; a potential stumbling block to getting involved again. At the same time though, seeing profiles that obviously haven't been used in a long time isn't great for morale.

What do you all think?

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It's up to you. I deleted them all. Some companies decide to keep them and convert them, some write custom scripts to constantly remove bad accounts. Unused accounts don't take up much space.
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How long should dead accounts be kept around?

My community is approaching about 5k users, but we have a growing number of dead accounts. Accounts that haven't been logged into or used in up to 4 years.

I'm always tempted to delete or remove th...

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My community is approaching about 5k users, but we have a growing number of dead accounts. Accounts that haven't been logged into or used in up to 4 years.

I'm always tempted to delete or remove these accounts, but I can never decide for sure. We've had members pop back up after years of inactivity and I've always seen having to re-register as a barrier to re-entry; a potential stumbling block to getting involved again. At the same time though, seeing profiles that obviously haven't been used in a long time isn't great for morale.

What do you all think?

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Building Exponential Communities
#Community #Development #Tribes
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The latest book from Jono Bacon: Dealing With Disrespect http://www.dealingwithdisrespect.com/

Master Your Data to Gain an Unfair Advantage

Measuring An Online Community: Master Your Data to Gain an Unfair Advantage http://cultivate.ning.com/ning-blog/measuring-an-online-community-master-your-data-to-gain-an-unfair-

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3 Models For Building Large Communities

New great post from Richard Millington @Feverbee www.feverbee.com/2013/10/3-models-for-building-large-communities.html ps. He runs a webinar 22/10 described in the link (Advanced Social Sciences f...

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New great post from Richard Millington @Feverbee www.feverbee.com/2013/10/3-models-for-building-large-communities.html ps. He runs a webinar 22/10 described in the link (Advanced Social Sciences for Community Builders)

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The problem with providing all the answers

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Build communities for your unique audience, not for your company

"Build communities for your unique audience, not for your company." - Richard Millington - http://www.feverbee.com/2013/09/multiple-communities-within-the-same-company.html

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Seth Godin: The tribes we lead
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We tackle this topic on the episode 9 of Anahita podcast: Build Communities The Traditional Way http://www.feverbee.com/2012/09/onlinecommunities.html
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Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey http://www.feverbee.com/2012/08/the-perfect-newcomer-to-regular-journey.html
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How To Maintain A Great Community Spirit As Your Community Grows http://www.feverbee.com/2012/08/communityspirit.html
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4chan Founder: Facebook and Google Do Identity Wrong [VIDEO]

I am really starting to like the 4chan founder. He does a very good talk about the fact that neither facebook or g+ are doing a good job of handling online identities. In fact he praises Twitter ...

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I am really starting to like the 4chan founder. He does a very good talk about the fact that neither facebook or g+ are doing a good job of handling online identities. In fact he praises Twitter for allowing people to have multiple accounts and pseudonyms which allow people to identify and share as who they want to be rather than the name that their parents gave them.

I agree in some context pseudonyms are not the best option. In fact we do use LinkedIn as a resource to learn more about one's identity, but do services such as g+ and facebook have to insist on people maintaining real identities?

What are your thoughts on this?

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I thought I'd share this article: Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments

http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/29/surprisingly-good-evidence-that-real-name-policies-fail-to-improve-commen... Read More
I thought I'd share this article: Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments

http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/29/surprisingly-good-evidence-that-real-name-policies-fail-to-improve-comments/

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Yes I think if anonymity is offered as an option, then it is fair for everyone to have that option.
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Good post from Richard Millington: The Speed Of Community Development http://www.feverbee.com/2012/07/the-speed-of-community-development.html
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David Logan on tribal leadership

Looks like the Atrium group is a stage 2 going to stage 3 and the Premium Tribe is a stage 3 going to stage 4. The question is: Will our tribe change the world?

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Great video
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A community for parents of autistic kids

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Monetizing your Web App: Business Model Options

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+1 thank you @Jennifer
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10 Tips for Building a Strong Online Community Around Your Startup http://mashable.com/2012/01/25/startup-community-building/

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