• 5 Ways to Encourage and Nurture New Community Members

    Building a new community is exciting, but many online forums struggle with getting people involved in the new venture and those issues only compound as the community matures. Becoming integrated into an established forum can be intimidating for new members but without new support, your online community could falter. Don't let that happen! Your cause is too important.

    With that in mind, we put together this list of the top ways a forum can encourage new community members and help them become integrated into the site's community.

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  • The One Thing All Amazing Community Managers Do

    Failure can be a nagging fear in the back of your mind for all new community initiatives. It’s not just you and it’s not just paranoia: over 30% of communities reported failure due to lack of internal support.

    Just by knowing this, you are on on your way to becoming an amazing community manager for your organization. 

    You’ve put your blood, sweat, tears, and budget into your current community. Don’t let that effort go to waste. You can increase your internal support through having a tactical measurement strategy.

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  • Slack integration is here!

    We are excited to announce our integration with Slack is now available! Slack is a communication tool for teams that organizes messages into channels. Now your team can get instant updates in Slack about activity happening in your Forumbee community. 

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  • Best Security and Access Practices for Online Communities

    What keeps community managers up at night? Security and access issues are at the top of the list. Due to the nature of the Internet, it is practically impossible to guarantee that users’ personal information and content is 100% secure and safe from unauthorized access, loss, or misuse. But there is a lot you can do to make a security breach extremely unlikely. So to promote peace of mind for CMs everywhere, I’ve put together this checklist of security best practices for communities. You may not be able to prevent World Wide Web Armageddon, but with these tips, you can rest soundly at night knowing that you have done everything possible to protect your data and keep your community online, no matter what.

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  • To Queue or Not to Queue? Moderating for High Quality Forum Content

    An online community moderation queue is a list of topics and posts that need to be approved by an administrator or moderator before they are displayed to the other community members. It’s an important function of any online community platform and one with which new community managers will want to become familiar.

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