A digest for Creators of discussions, blog posts, and interesting things found along the way in the past week — on Ning and across the Internet.
Spam: Beat It
If you haven’t seen it yet, we have a dedicated page where we’re posting updates on any spam-related issues.
Content Flagging Now Live
We released a new feature this week for NCs: Content Flagging. It’s entirely optional, and it allows you to give trusted members the power to hide content that is clearly inappropriate — like spam. You can read all about it here.
Want to appoint some of your most trusted members as Content Flaggers? We've put together some boilerplate messaging language that we hope will help you reach out and invite them.
Two of our SXSW contest winners report how you can really make a bang with very little cost but also how SXSW isn’t for the timid — or camera shy.
Popular This Week
The 90-9-1 Rule
10,000 Strong Contest (We’re at 9,471 members — getting close.)
What’s in Your Dream Text Editor?
Across the Internet
Thoughts on Community Management. One of the best general blog posts about tending an online space we’ve read in a long time. Superb.
What to do after you lower the ban hammer: Replying to a Banned Member Who Wants to be Unbanned.
Some great points made here about where to place your energies when moderating an online space: Pre-Approve The People Not The Messages
We’re Addicted to Social Networks: A new study uncovers a lot of interesting stats, including this one: 28% of iPhone owners visit Twitter or Facebook before getting out of bed in the morning. (Guilty as charged!)
Do People Really Need Your Online Community? This is an excellent reality check for a community that feels dead and needs reviving. Favorite quote: "If your community has died, don’t throw in the towel…. Sincerely reach out to each person with this question: ‘What would make you want to spend an hour a day in this community?’ "