Why Do You Want To Connect With Those People?

(Richard Millington) #1
Originally published at: <strong>https://www.feverbee.com/connecting/</strong><br><br>Almost everyone can list people they want to connect with. It’s usually people like themselves.

Very few of these connections pan out over the long-term.
In communities, this leads to a LOT of inactive sub-groups.

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(Sarah Hawk) #2

What do you mean by inactive sub-groups?

(draghiai) #3

Very Interesting article.

(Chris Detzel) #4

What do you do with the content once you shutdown some of the subgroups? What if people are still reading it, but not posting on it anymore?

(Piper_Wilson) #5

Off the cuff, I’m wondering why you’re shutting down a subgroup if it’s still being read? I think I may not have a clear understanding of the way your community works.

(Sarah Hawk) #6

I think it might help to define what we mean by sub-group.

Are sub-groups private areas in a forum? Are they groups like on Discourse? We probably all have a slightly different definition.

(Chris Detzel) #7

Piper, If I have a subgroup that has multiple strings of posts and google
analytics shows that I have multiple people coming to that post, but not
other posts, I would want to preserve that post getting lots of google
hits. I might would delete the group and some of the posts, but keep the
ones that are doing well and being read. It’s some of the post that are
bringing value, but others are not.

(Sarah Hawk) #8

Could you not disband the group without deleting the content?

(Richard Millington) #9

Can you merge the content with an existing group or with the rest of the site?

(Chris Detzel) #10

Yes we could. We could put it into more of a general discussion area.

(Brooke Harper) #11

This is an interesting concept for communities. I think the more they’ll understand on why they connect with people, the more they would want to keep visiting and communicating within the thread. I agree with @Chris_Detzel when it comes to old or inactive threads. I think it’s best to keep them especially if there’s a lot of valuable info that people can keep coming back to.