Tackle The Relevancy Problem To Sustain High Activity

(Richard Millington) #1

Originally published at: https://www.feverbee.com/relevancy-problem/
You have a relevancy problem. It’s easy to understand, harder to solve. You launch a community focused around a tight concept (e.g. beach metal detectors instead of metal detecting). Your first members join and participate because they love beach metal detectors. To them the gap between beach metal detecting and any other kind is as wide as a canyon. Right now, your community is 100% relevant to their unique interests. As the community grows a more diverse group joins with increasingly diverse questions. This means the overall relevancy of questions begins to decline and the percentage of members who participate…