Community Building Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for community managers, administrators, and moderators

Most popular questions

115 Why do Internet forums tend to prohibit responding to inactive threads? 2016-11-15T19:13:20.837

66 What should we do to reduce the risk of a Reddit-like crisis? 2015-07-03T23:04:03.237

50 How to say "We miss you, please come back!" properly? 2014-11-21T04:47:03.367

48 Underage but very valuable user on our site 2014-08-31T09:33:24.647

46 How do you justify moderator actions that are based on secret information? 2014-07-29T18:29:41.717

39 Am I a moderator or a user? 2014-07-29T18:52:03.207

39 Is permanent banning worth it? 2014-10-13T02:47:12.400

36 Should I do anything to protect, or even privilege, minority opinions on my site? 2014-07-29T20:36:59.573

36 What should be done about posts that threaten suicide on our forums? 2014-07-31T02:39:20.473

35 Handling user who is brilliant but disruptive 2014-08-31T08:32:43.057

29 What should I do about a moderator who dislikes me and lets that affect how he manages the site? 2014-07-29T21:37:16.940

29 One person's "offensive" is another person's "meh" (or "huh?") -- how do I mediate that? 2014-08-26T22:22:36.027

29 Detecting and preventing hostility to women? 2015-01-22T15:24:38.557

28 How do you moderate the moderators? 2014-07-29T18:17:54.203

28 Why do forums discourage necro-bumping? 2014-09-24T12:08:36.837

27 How to deal with a stubborn person who thinks they are perfect? 2014-11-25T15:47:33.073

26 Why should trolls not be fed? 2016-05-08T08:31:05.523

25 Should moderators always be denoted as such to the community? 2014-07-30T22:35:25.603

25 Attracting experts to a young site with little expert content 2014-12-27T23:49:18.113

24 How to handle moderation of users known personally? 2014-07-29T20:36:30.120

23 On Stack Exchange, how do I motivate users to prioritize the needs of the community over personal gain? 2014-08-13T20:13:27.003

22 What are reliable indicators that a user is trolling rather than an uninformed or frustrated legitimate user? 2014-07-29T18:20:01.473

22 How can moderators prevent an 'in-crowd' forming? 2014-07-29T20:08:56.547

22 Starting a community from scratch - how to create initial userbase? 2014-08-02T16:24:09.107

22 How can I keep up with my growing community 2014-10-14T04:09:32.840

21 How do you deal with a back-seat moderator? 2014-07-29T18:33:18.940

21 How can I encourage and promote community moderation? 2014-07-29T18:52:08.967

21 How can I introduce changes to cover costs without enraging the community? 2014-07-31T00:12:15.533

21 Ending a community with dignity? 2014-09-02T22:20:14.837

21 How do we maintain answer quality when everybody thinks they're experts? 2015-04-23T20:38:57.583

20 My community has just had a major, divisive fight; how can I as a moderator move it forward? 2014-07-29T20:03:14.707

20 How to deal with an unreachable site owner? 2014-07-30T13:42:42.837

20 How can a community protect itself from a single user intent on misrepresenting the community? 2014-09-10T19:13:34.330

20 I made an official statement in good faith that turned out to be wrong; should I apologize? 2014-10-23T16:20:50.680

20 Conflict between two users, which ignoring didn't solve 2014-12-21T15:02:33.730

19 As a Stack Exchange moderator how should I share a close vote opinion without using my Moderator powers? 2014-07-29T18:43:22.000

19 Should punishment be recursive? 2014-07-29T19:23:51.847

19 A problematic, yet popular user is running for moderator. How can we make sure things don't get out of hand? 2014-07-29T20:18:34.787

19 How can you prevent 'rule creep' when moderating a community? 2014-07-30T13:43:09.167

19 What are techniques that encourage new members to familiarize themselves with community guidelines? 2014-08-02T01:38:42.907

19 How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their wells? 2016-05-02T09:10:24.763

18 How do you handle community backlash over an incorrect action taken by a moderator? 2014-07-29T18:46:51.113

18 Is it an abuse of mod powers to reveal aspects of user behaviour should users wish to apply to be moderators? 2014-07-30T09:10:34.377

18 Moderating a community that strongly opposes deletion of content 2014-07-30T09:14:04.160

18 How to handle user whose heavy participation causes minority of bad contributions to be a drain on moderator resources? 2014-09-18T23:38:47.530

17 When should you stop trying to reach a consensus with a user over a decision you have made? 2014-07-29T18:30:30.827

17 How should I deal with an active and important community member who is overly concerned with their self-importance? 2014-07-29T18:35:36.603

17 The community is calling for a specific user to be suspended, but I don't feel they deserve the suspension. How do I handle the situation? 2014-07-30T02:50:57.227

17 Do badges (gamification) produce positive results in a professional community? 2014-12-08T17:43:38.450

17 Do downvotes affect the health of a small community? 2015-02-12T13:30:56.560