Run your Community

I almost feel embarassed to say that I did not know about Matthew Haughey of Metafilter, till I stumbled across his blog – fortuito.us. It’s newly launched but if the quality of the content is any indication, its definitely here to stay. He obviously has enough experience running a successful community (46,000+ users at Metafilter, running since 1999) and shares some of his tips with the rest of us. Here’s an excerpt:

  1. Take emotions out of decisions
  2. Talk like a human, not a robot
  3. Give people something they can be proud of
  4. Bring users in during community decisions
  5. Moderation is a full-time job
  6. Metrics spread the work out
  7. Guidelines not rules