A general rule of thumb for online communities is that administrators should spend half as much time cleaning up as they do adding new content. If time isn’t spent cleaning or pruning, it becomes more difficult for members to find the worthwhile stuff. Any online community can be improved by removing the bottom 10-20% of content and any discussion that has received less than five visits in the past 30 days. In addition, remove any members who haven’t visited in the past year and any events that have failed to attract many participants. Sometimes, the way to add value to a community is by subtracting from it.
- One rule of thumb for community managers is that they need to spend much time in pruning and cleaning what is in the community than they spend in adding.
- To find out what to do in pruning, one has to look at the event calendar and should spend time in the bottom 10 percent of content.
- When one removes stuff it helps in reaching specific goals for the community site like ranking well on search engines and improving the member experience.
“Over time, it becomes harder for members to find the good stuff, follow conversations, recognise other members and know which events are worth attending.”
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