In my new role, I’m taking over a once-thriving but now struggling forum. There are many problems, especially platform issues. However, those are going to take a longer look and BRD, buy-in, etc. so I’m looking for some short term boosts.
The one I really want to push is moving to a single “general” forum vs. the many sub-forums that currently exist, some of which have had no posts in months. I know from past experience that this can give some lived in look which helps participation. However, the data from that past experience is locked away in an NDA. I can certainly use metaphor and vague promises, but I’m looking for a case study or similar to give me some backup for the proposal. I’m guessing I’m going to get some pushback internally so I’d like to go in with bulging pockets of pokéballs of concern deflection. Anyone have something to point to?