Originally published at: https://www.feverbee.com/challenges-to-scale/
The challenges are quite predictable:
1) Rising levels of spam and abuse.
As an online community grows, you will encounter more incidents of spam and abuse. This is partially mathematical. 0.1% of the population being trolls sounds fine until you have 1m members and 1000 trolls to deal with every day.
It’s also partly the outcome of having a higher profile. The bigger your community becomes the more of a target it becomes to those looking to provoke a reaction.
Finally, it’s also about the nature of discussions. More discussions provide more opportunities for people to disagree and attack one…