Connect with others that run the same type of online community as you

(Sarah Hawk) #1

I’ve set up groups with badges so that you can set your community type and find others that manage or work in the same type as per this discussion.

Here are the steps to set up your own profile.

Step 1

Go to:
Select your community type from the dropdown:

Save the page.

Step 2

Go to:

Your community type badge will be displayed (note: the badge query runs once a day so you may have to wait a few hours for it to show up on your page)

Click on the badge and you’ll get this:

Click the “Others with this badge” button to see the rest of your group.

Note: You can see someone’s community type at a glance by clicking on their avatar and viewing their profile card.

If anyone with a Discourse community wants to do something similar, I’m happy to share my process and code.

Measuring reading engagement with the Discourse Data Explorer plugin
(Gear Buzz) #2

I taped on badge but get no drop down menu

(Gear Buzz) #3

But I aways access this site on mobile so perhaps it’s missing there

(Sarah Hawk) #4

The dropdown is in your preferences. If you haven’t yet set that you won’t have a badge.

(Richard Millington) #5

Do you think ‘hobbyist’ sounds slightly discriminatory?

Was wondering if ‘Passion’ sounds better? Any thoughts?

(Sarah Hawk) #6

Let’s ask @purldator @ale_fattorini and @julesstanden who all identify as managing Hobbyist communities. I’m happy to change the term if nec.

Edit: Discriminatory in what way?

(Gear Buzz) #7

I call it

“Special interest”

We have multi millionaires/ platinum disc / Grammy award winning record producers posting (and moderating!) in my community.

They aren’t hobbyists

(Gear Buzz) #8

Special interest / niche topic

(Gear Buzz) #9

I worked on Adel for example

But now I use a mac


(Music tech joke for ya!!)


Thank you - good night!!

(Gear Buzz) #10

Hey! If I identify as hobbiest what bathroom can I use?

(I am going! I’m going!!!)

(Alessio Fattorini) #11

Community of interest may be better for me. Hobbyist may look not professional

(Sarah Hawk) #12

No worries. Changed to read ‘Special Interest’.
Those of you that previously had Hobbyist will need to change your preferences in order to trigger the badge award.

(Richard Millington) #13

heh, I was just thinking out loud.

I think Jules nailed it. I was worried that the others feel like ‘professional, serious, community builders’ whereas hobbyist sounds amateur. Which feels unfair.