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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Lori ·
Great article, Rosemary! I'd just add this: to 1. - No matter HOW you define success, your community must be visible in order to be successful. I've seen too many people hide their communities so that it takes a trail of breadcrumbs and a jungle machete to find it. to 2. - Completely agree that these are questions that are best answered before you start. We've seen a number of communities try to set up "premium features" on formerly-free features.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

LittleOddMe ·
Excellent points and great thoughts to consider before starting an online community. An addition to 1: How do my forum users define success, and is this congruent with my definition? What is their baseline for success, and what factors will cause them to consider the community a failure?
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Harold ·
I went to opposite approach. I purchased a UBB license from Infopop to give a few friends and I a new home and blindly jumped in with both feet. I can't thank you enough for giving a complimentary license to Leo Laporte. That was my intro to the world of Social Strata.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Thanks all for the excellent additions to the list! LOM great one! If you're going to throw a great party, you want to focus more on the comfort of your guests than yourself, right? Harold, we've always been big fans of Leo. It's cool to hear that something we did a long time ago has rippled through the years And we've definitely benefited from having you around too!
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

James The Jovial Jester ·
Useful beginners tips Rosemary. I can relate a little of my own experience here if you don't mind. ( notice the compliment and the almost apologetic way of stepping in Groupee was the first Bloggers site I had ever joined with confidence. It was the newness of the Social network on offer that gave me a feeling of belonging. Prior to that I could not "break the ice" anywhere else. I think blogging is easier than joining a forum. Unless the forum is very specific in it's nature. In a blog you...
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
LOL James you are a perfect example of how to do it! Thanks for adding your insights as well...you just never know who might be reading and need a little encouragement.
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rexi ·
Reference: James if people want to join in they can. I can't I thought I'd have a look at your blog, went to comment and it says I am not authorised
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Re: How to take your first steps into an online community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Rexi, LiveCloud lets everyone restrict who can view and/or comment on their blogs...so James may have his commenting restricted.
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Re: Don't be a social Frankenstein.

Anonymouss ·
Thank you to share such a wonderful article.
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Re: Welcome to our New Blog!

Well I don't really know what this place is for, but I hope everybody enjoys it and finds it useful and informative. Rosemary I know it makes travelling hazardous, but I wish it would snow here for Christmas.
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Morgan ·
THAT is a great idea! Nice way to recap the year too! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Rosemary O'Neill ·
You're welcome Morgan! I'd love to see your list when it's done!
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Morgan ·
Hi Rosemary! Is there a way to create a collection for forum posts in this manner so it can be pulled into a widget like you suggest with the blog posts?
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Not right now, but as I was writing this post I realized that would be a cool idea...want to go suggest it at https://www.socialstrata.com/support ? That way we can get it voted up
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Morgan ·
Done. And I just posted my top 10 forum posts . Happy Holidays!
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Re: How to Share your Top 10 Posts

Morgan ·
Will do! Have a great weekend!
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Re: It's OK if Your Mom Follows Your LiveCloud Blog

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Re: Rosemary's Secret Recipe for Small Biz Social Media Engagement

James The Jovial Jester ·
You do all that before feeding those kiddies? And you cook! If I am honest It is the Small business feel that attracts me to LiveCloud. Some of the Faceless options out there just turn me off. So from my point of view your "recipe" is very tasty. I would love to know how you manage your Email in box...
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Re: Rosemary's Secret Recipe for Small Biz Social Media Engagement

Rosemary O'Neill ·
LOL, but breakfast is usually something "instant." It makes everything so much more fun when we get to know our customers and they become friends. Makes me want to get up at 6am When are you coming back to visit us in the States again? I use my email inbox as a "to do" list. First run through and delete all of the spam (even with filtering, there's a lot). Then respond to the quick items, then go top to bottom for the longer responses. Then read the blogs, deleting the ones I don't need to...
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Re: Rosemary's Secret Recipe for Small Biz Social Media Engagement

James The Jovial Jester ·
Well visiting America/Seattle depends on Elizabeths recovery from this Pemphigoid condition. It is so sensitive that we fear a prolonged flight may antagonise it. However people are supposed to recover so we will see. We would love to Amtrak it from Chicago to Seattle have va few days with you lot again then go back via a different route. Probably expensive but worth it.
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Re: How to Post Blogs with Pretty URLs

James The Jovial Jester ·
I really must learn how to speak computer
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Re: 5 Most Useful Social Media Blogs for Small Biz

очень интересно, спасибо
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Re: Your first day as a community manager

LittleOddMe ·
Originally Posted by Rosemary O'Neill: One final tip: there's no crying in baseball. This job requires someone who can think on their feet, be resourceful, deal with slings and arrows effectively, suppress their own ego, and keep a cool head at all times. It's a tall order, but you're not alone out there! D*mn straight. I think my year long stint as a forum moderator of two forums stretched me more personally than any other job has before. I have the greatest of respect for anyone who does...
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Re: Your first day as a community manager

Rosemary O'Neill ·
So right, LOM, and that's another great tip: be ready to admit if you screw up. Thanks for adding that one in there....it's an important one.
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Re: Your first day as a community manager

J.C. ·
Was this an offer to be a Community mgr? Lil FYI, the main page video does not show up in IE 9. It's just a red x, unless you hit compatibility mode.
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Re: Your first day as a community manager

Oggbad ·
That was a generous offer in my email Rosemary, of "one of the coolest, most challenging jobs on earth".(In the email that was sent to everyone who has a watch on Social Strata I would guess). Not sure I can fit in the post of 'community manager' in as I am a full time grandparent these days and looking after my kids is far and away more preferable than a similar job on the UK Big Brother forum.......... Good luck though
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Re: Your first day as a community manager

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Thanks JC, we'll look into that bug... Little did I know that the way I chose to start this blog entry would confuse so many people! Sorry about that... We're also dealing with a possible notification glitch that sent email notices to a much larger group than it should have. If you received the email notice of this post and didn't want it, we apologize!
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Re: Blogs w/comments vs Forums: the steel cage match

Aliza Rosen ·
Is it possible to disable comments on a blog and/or close a comment thread that's begun on a blog post?
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Re: Blogs w/comments vs Forums: the steel cage match

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Hi @Aliza Rosen , yes you can do that. Just "edit" the blog post and disable comments (you should see that on the right side).
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Re: Blogs w/comments vs Forums: the steel cage match

Aliza Rosen ·
Thanks, @Rosemary ONeill . So it has to be done on each individual blog, right? There's no setting to disable it across all blogs?
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Re: Blogs w/comments vs Forums: the steel cage match

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Right @Aliza Rosen the ability to comment on blogs is enabled/disabled per blog post right now. However, a workaround would be to use CSS to suppress the comment box, etc. on blogs. If you need help with that, just let me know!
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Lori ·
Can I get an "amen"?! I quit Facebook quite a while ago, mostly over privacy concerns. But, I was definitely spending more time online in less meaningful ways, and who has time to spend doing meaningless things?
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

James Cooper ·
First, let's start with the irony - I just used my Facebook account to post this comment. Its true, FB can and does suck in a lot of ways. It also creates an opportunity for a lot of fake and meaningless interaction. However, it does serve at least one purpose for me in that it does allow me to keep 'light' contact with a lot of people who don't live in my area. Friends from my hometown and friends who have moved. It allows me to keep a sort of dialog open that allows us to easily pickup...
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
Thanks for your comments, James. I don't disagree that Facebook has potential to serve a purpose for keeping in touch. My experience has been that while it has that potential, it doesn't typically play out in practice. I typically have used email/IM for those types of "light" contact, instead. I think that Hoop.la has a lot of the tools that are needed to enable networking and community in an effective way. If you haven't already, I'd recommend you check it out (you can set up a free site to...
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Steven ·
You're right about the noise, Brian.
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Lynda ·
Hi! I tried sharing a blog post of ours on Facebook today using the share buttons on the page, and when I tried to, it grabbed the blog poster's werewolf avatar instead of a more suitable image from the site. I had to choose not to show the thumbnail before posting for that reason.
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello Lynda, This is the same issue as the original author, and we have not made any changes to the OpenGraph elements on the page yet to address this. There is currently no ETA on when we will be applying any changes, though we are still considering approaches which could help solve this issue. Cheers, Jonmark
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Lynda ·
That is what I figured, but wanted to show you an example of how this is affecting use of the social sharing function.
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Jonmark Weber ·
Thanks Lynda, Just wanted to make sure you didnt think a fix had already been pushed out and that it was not ideally working again. *grin* Jonmark
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Re: The social media bubble, are you in it?

social66 ·
I totally agree with each point of Rosemary. Limited knowledge of things can spoil us. It is better to read widely and try to find out the best you want from it. Our own analysis of things will help us to take a final decision. I'm planning to start a social website on a vCloud Connector server, could you please suggest the positives. Different writers put forward different opinion; some prefers to write only positive but some are totally opposite and only born to think negative. It creates...
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello Melanie, Thanks for your thoughts on 1 and 3 above, we will consider that. For #2, the application will already include the facebook Open Graph metadata tags in the head of any world viewable blog entry, forum topic, calendar event, chat event, clip set, or clip. The important note there is world viewable. If that is not happening for your blog entries that would be a issue. If its not, ould you link me to a blog entry that does not have the proper meta tags so I can investigate?
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Melanie ·
The blogs are set to world view. The metadata is limiting---it does include the blog post title; but the OG image is set to our profile pic. I'd really like a way to change that. Every time we share a blog post on FB, the only option for the image is our profile pic (which matches our profile pic on FB). Instead, I'd really like for it to grab images in the blog post itself. So, if the og:image is NOT set, then FB looks for the images on the page and allows you to pick one. Additionally, I...
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Melanie ·
P.S. I know that descriptions are editable on FB, but I am not the only Page Admin; and I'd like to "set" what is included in the description so that it defaults to that, no matter who shares the page. That's why I originally added og:description to our community header.
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Jonmark Weber ·
Hey Melanie, Thanks for the feedback, we will consider some ways to improve this, though I cannot say what that might be, or when it might find its way into the app. You bring up some great points and we will definitely be having some discussion internally regarding this. Thanks, Jonmark
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Lynda ·
I voted this idea up!
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Melanie ·
I'd like to add a #4 to my list. 4) Add a description to each Blog Collection, just as we are able to add a description to the Clip Sets. This will allow us to get more keywords on the page and/or add text that explains that our blogs are open to the public to read, but to add comments one must register. On the same topic, I'd request a greater than 255 character maximum .
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Melanie & Lynda, Just wanted to let you know that item #3 was included in the SEO Ninja Release today! Your blog collections are now SEO-friendly. Let us know what you think! Brian
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Lynda ·
Love it. Thank you guys!
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Melanie, Issue #1 should be fixed now. Special characters such as ampersands should be appearing properly in RSS. Please let us know if you can confirm it's fixed or if you are still seeing escaping issues. Thanks! Brian
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Re: Hoopla Blog suggestions

Lynda ·
Still would love to have the blog collections landing page enhanced so we can have graphics and text explaining the various collections. Thanks for considering it!
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