Moderators/Community managers: How do you focus on the good, when your job is to deal with the bad? [more inside]
I'm in the process of developing an online community (for a fairly specific industry/group of people) and was hoping to hear from others about their experiences during the early months/first year of getting an online community to grow. [more inside]
How can I go about shutting down my popular online community in a way that doesn't make my users hate me? [more inside]
Is there a Metafilter about sex? [more inside]
Parapet defense 101, or, how to discourage home invasion of an overly-fab rooftop apartment without turning it into a prison. [more inside]
Know of any good freeform roleplaying sites? [more inside]
Is it ever OK to change peoples posts on a web forum? Say theoretically a government department ran a consultation via web forum, with invited, non anonymous participants, and wasn't happy with what some of their own staff said. Would it be ok for them to order the staff to edit the posts? Are there any useful examples of the consequences?
I run a very dynamic web forum, but I need suggestions for how to make it really shine. [more inside]
S.O.S. We're being hacked! I run a small community website and somebody is trying to hack our VBulletin-powered forum. So far our passwords and usernames have been tampered with. How do we prevent this bastard from messing up years of dedicated volunteer work? Can we trace who the offender is? Any strategies in dealing with his demented mind? Its depressing/ I'm taking this personally. After years of thankless effort this is what my partners and I get. Please help.