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Re: Allow Chat Moderator To Start Chat

Jonmark Weber ·
Good morning, Chat moderators are only given the right to manage the messages within a chat and the people participating in the chat. They do not have "Manage Chat Settings" which is a much broader and more dangerous setting. I can see how starting the chat from the front end may not be as dangerous so I will turn this ticket into a suggestion. This way other users on the community can weigh in on this as well. Jonmark
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Allow Chat Moderator To Start Chat

cesclapez ·
Why can't a chat moderator start a chat?    
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Re: Topics that build community

neil ·
Hey ST, We ask this question all the time -- what will build "community." Our site has a decent size following and we've been using Hoop.la and its earlier incarnations since 2002. We've seen the level of engagement go down even though visits are up. I call this the Facebook-effect. People these days get their online jollies talking to their friends and family members on FB and Instagram. People seem to want privacy, and to "get in and get out." Have you thought of your "quid pro quo" ? Your...
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Topics that build community

ST ·
To Community Managers and Moderators Do you post topics to generate conversations and build your community? Our Bose Portable PA Community is dedicated to performers. Most of the conversations tend to be technical, and I'd like to see us get back to celebrating what we do as well as the technology we use to do it. You can see some of the starter topics here: Getting To Know You Do you do this in your community? What kinds of questions do you ask? Please share your experiences. Thank you, ST
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Re: Topics that build community

ST ·
Thank you, Neil! I appreciate the time you took to check us out and look around. I'm very close (too close?) to what happens in our community. It was good to hear your observations from a distance. We also have a couple of active Facebook groups. Same products, completely different mindset of the people who go there. We're planning a major face-lift and reorientation for all our community touch-points. I appreciate your thoughts and ideas. I'll add them to the white board. ST
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Re: Topics that build community

neil ·
You’re welcome. Re: “Same products, completely different mindset of the people who go there.” So let’s talk: Why is FB more chat-inducing than Hoop forums? Is it because people have their own FB page and thus feel more invested in the platform and likely to spend more time there? What if Hoop Content Blocks were more like the FB Newsfeed — scraping new posts from the entire site to the Homepage? What if Admins could see what forums are being “followed” so we’d know which ones to feed and...
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Re: Topics that build community

ST ·
Hi Neil, I can't prove this, but I think there are segments of our users who are active on Facebook anyway (promoting their business) so it's easy to drop in to see what's happening in our Facebook-related groups. Facebook groups are a click away from other groups, other individual feeds, and a never-ending stream of dopamine inducing social rewards . There's greater incentive to be on the Facebook platform and very little investment required to engage with it. Hoop.la is an island unto...
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Re: Treat your new community like a startup

Matt Bradley ·
I agree that running a startup is a lot of work. It does take sleepless nights. Whether you are running an online shopping site, or working on a local business, it requires lots of overtime. For those of you were starting on this venture, good luck!
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Re: Treat your new community like a startup

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Treat your new community like a startup

Rosemary O'Neill ·
The word "start-up" can conjure a lot of different images...ping pong tables in the conference room, sleep-deprived grads, and people wearing geek glasses.  But anyone who is in the business of starting new online communities would do well to...
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