|Forum: Community Building and User Generated Content|
|Displaying Topics 1 - 40 (248 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: forward|
|1:|| Starting a Web Community|
Ideas for the care and feeding of a new forum.
|May 13, 2004|
|2:|| Starting a Web Community|
"Forum operators typically find that the first few thousand posts are the toughest - once you are at that level, you probably have something going, even if it's not quite enough to launch your forum to the six or seven digit level."
|May 13, 2004|
|3:|| The financial side of running a forum|
Discussion of revenues and costs of operating a forum.
|May 13, 2004|
|4:|| Bad Forum Design|
What forum design elements will annoy your visitors?
|May 14, 2004|
|5:|| Pulling forum lurkers out of hiding|
Is lurking a bad thing? How can one turn lurkers into active posters?
|June 10, 2004|
|6:|| Mary Poppins Moderating|
A gentle touch in moderating will keep discussion on track without irritating members.
|June 19, 2004|
|7:|| What do you do about your annoying members?|
These members may not break any rules, but they irritate fellow members.
|Sept 6, 2004|
|8:|| phpBB Issues Security Update||Dec 11, 2004|
|9:|| phpBB 2.0.13 released - Critical Update|
The first issue is critical (session handling allowing everyone gaining administrator rights) and we urge you to fix it on your forums as soon as possible...
|Feb 28, 2005|
|10:|| Drawing traffic from your forum to the real content?|
Lots of people visit the forum - how do you get them to leave the forum and visit the rest of the site?
|Aug 2, 2005|
|11:|| The ABCs of building a successful forum|
Suggestions for starting and growing a discussion forum.
|Sept 27, 2005|
|12:|| The ABC of Building a Successful Forum|
"The ABC of building a successful forum... ...A is for... Authority"
|Sept 27, 2005|
|13:|| Strategies for screening or filtering new members at sign-up time|
Blocking sign-ups by email addy, by IP address, etc? What other approaches?
|Dec 5, 2005|
|14:|| Strategies for Screening New Community Members|
What techniques can be used to screen new community members as they sign up to avoid registering undesirable members?
|Dec 5, 2005|
|15:|| Preserving a Forum's Best Content|
Libraries, archives, headliner threads, etc.
|Dec 8, 2005|
|16:|| Which forum software do you run and why?|
Discussion of pros and cons of various software packages.
|Dec 27, 2005|
|17:|| Judge Shuts Down German Wikipedia|
To protect the privacy of a deceased individual, a German judge ordered that country's Wikipedia site to be taken down until the privacy issue was corrected.
|Jan 19, 2006|
|18:|| Washington Post Stops Accepting Blog Comments|
"... there are things that we said we would not allow, including personal attacks, the use of profanity and hate speech. Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being. "
|Jan 23, 2006|
|19:|| Security Holes in Common Forum Software Packages Exploited|
"On Jan. 30, a bulletin board run by chip maker AMD was compromised by hackers and was used to distribute malicious code. Poor deployment of security patches by administrators and the growing popularity of programs like phpBB are to blame..."
|Feb 2, 2006|
|20:|| Pros and Cons of Community Forum Registration?|
"Are there compelling reasons to require registration?"
|Feb 11, 2006|
|21:|| iVillage Rocks With Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases 65%|
"We don't get to see tangible results from communities to often. This is one of the rare times:"
|Feb 14, 2006|
|22:|| How to turn an average forum into a successful one|
"Here my story how I made it the biggest in its niche."
|Feb 21, 2006|
|23:|| Socializing Forums: Using Social Networks & Tools|
"Do you think forum operators are being shortsighted by not building in features like this? Have you tested any of these in your own forum(s) with good results?"
|June 7, 2006|
|24:|| Growing Forum Member Participation|
"Once you've drawn someone out of lurk mode, you're probably half-way there to cultivating an active community member. Lurkers seem like an untapped asset that is easily forgotten or underutilized."
|June 14, 2006|
|25:|| Congress to Ban Social Network Sites from Schools, Libraries|
U. S. politicians approved a bill that would make chat rooms and social networking sites inaccessible to minors in federally funded schools and libraries.
|July 28, 2006|
|26:|| Locking Down WordPress: Getting The Best Out Of WP|
"WordPress is a leading blog tool, but also has a lot of features that make it interesting to webmasters with communities. It can be considered a general-purpose content management tool as well. This tool has a lot to offer for the serious webmaster--its collection of features can really accelerate the process of putting up a well-done site. "
|Aug 10, 2006|
|27:|| YouTube - Waiting For The Payoff|
"The tricky question of how YouTube can make money off its phenomenal growth while maintaining the promise behind that popularity."
|Sept 11, 2006|
|28:|| Digg In Fight With Its Community Leaders|
Remember when Sergey said Google was Spam proof? Kevin Rose of Digg said near the same thing about 9 months ago about Digg. Now Digg finds itself in a click spam fight for it's life.
|Sept 11, 2006|
|29:|| Analyst: MySpace Value Could Be $15 billion|
One Wall Street analyst says MySpace could be worth $10 to $20 billion in three years, based on its unprecedented growth rate and international appeal.
|Sept 28, 2006|
|30:|| Defamatory Internet Posts:Jury awards $11.3M|
"A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud.""
|Oct 12, 2006|
|31:|| PodCasts / Skypecasts Coming To Your Blog Soon|
"Internet telephony provider Skype plans to offer bloggers and others the ability to hold audio chats in the next version of Net telephone product, co-founder Niklas Zennstrom said Tuesday night.."
|Nov 8, 2006|
|32:|| Court Says Bloggers, Forum Participants Can't Be Sued|
California Supreme Court extends ISP legal protections to users of their services.
|Nov 21, 2006|
|33:|| Wikipedia Founder Branches Into Free Hosting|
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said his for-profit company, Wikia will offer free hosting and software. In addition, they will offer their users 100% of ad revenue generated by their sites.
|Dec 11, 2006|
|34:|| Two Modifications Virtually Eliminate Spam Posts|
"I've recently installed two mods on two separate forums that were plagued by spambot registration and spam posts. Over night both have completely stopped."
|Dec 15, 2006|
|35:|| Yahoo! Picks Up Mybloglog.com|
"The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things as News Corp's MySpace pages, commercial web publications, or personal weblogs, or blogs."
|Jan 9, 2007|
|36:|| Families Sue News Corp, Alleging MySpace Negligence|
Suits claim that MySpace actions to protect minors are too little, too late.
|Jan 19, 2007|
|37:|| Microsoft Launches Its New Video Community||Feb 17, 2007|
|38:|| Members Gone Wild: The Psychology of Flaming|
Flaming has a technical name, the "online disinhibition effect," which psychologists apply to the many ways people behave with less restraint in cyberspace...
|Feb 20, 2007|
|39:|| MySpace Hackers Accept Plea Deal|
Duo developed and distributed software to collect e-mail addresses and IPs from visitors to MySpace profiles.
|Feb 28, 2007|
|40:|| New Storm Worm Attacks Forums and Blogs|
A variant of the Storm Worm inserts a link when an infected computer makes a blog or forum post.
|Mar 1, 2007|