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The 12 success factors that are shared by online communities and parties.

The 12 success factors that are shared by online communities and parties.

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  • Intro, I’m Lee, Common Craft, community since 1999/
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    • 1. Your Web Site Is a Party Waiting to Happen Lee LeFever Principal, Common Craft
    • 2. Community Opportunity
    • 3. Changing Perceptions Improved Tools New Opportunities
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    • 5. Communities and Parties Are Similar
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    • 7. Your Party Needs A Reason To Be
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    • 9. Purpose is Absolutely Necessary Serve a Need, Address a Problem Set Goals and Share Progress Identify What’s Related
    • 10. Your Party Needs Planning
    • 11. Planning: Preparation for Scale Simple and Flexible Personas: Specific Types of People Prepare for Evolution
    • 12. Your Party Needs a Place
    • 13. No One Wants a Ghost Town
    • 14. Match Environment to Community Cozy is Good - Start Small and Build to Needs Match Purpose to Environment Keep it Clean – No Broken Windows
    • 15. Your Party Needs a Host
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    • 17. Have a Host or Community Manager Accountability and Direction “ Middleman” Between Community and Business Works with Designers and Developers
    • 18. Your Party Needs Rules
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    • 20. Your Community Needs Guidelines Terms of Service – Needed, But Different Helps with Enforcement Provides Common Foundation Must Be Clear (fun helps too!)
    • 21. Your Party Needs A Bouncer
    • 22. Beware the Trolls - They Are Toxic
    • 23. Bounce Trolls and Spammers with Care Best Policy For Trolls: Ignore Them Direct Contact Can Help Resolution Enable Your Community to Help Consider a Forum For Selling or Flaming
    • 24. Your Party Needs An Invitation
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    • 28. Members Invite Members Let Them Take Community With Them Be Explicit About Inviting Friends Consider APIs for New Directions
    • 29. Your Party Needs Introductions
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    • 32. Member Profiles are Key Learn from Social Networking Member Matching (tags?) Enable Customization
    • 33. Your Party Needs Time To Develop
    • 34. Communities Take Time Focus on Who IS There Make Decisions Based on Feedback
    • 35. Your Party Needs An Event
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    • 38. Bring People Together For a Bit Think Offline Too Invite a Special Guest Contests, Giveaways
    • 39. Your Party Needs People To Pitch-In
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    • 42. Mobilize Your Community Share Your Needs, Problems, Thoughts Make Helping Easy and Fun They Want to Help!
    • 43. Your Party Needs Multiple Ways to Participate
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    • 46. Move Beyond Discussion Offer a “Gateway Drug” Blog? Wiki? Ratings, Votes, Survey, Poll Social Networking – Friends and Groups
    • 47. Your Party Needs Variety
    • 48. People are Different – Express It Give Charter Members Special Badges Give New Members a Special Place Match up New and Old
    • 49. Most Important Ingredient: You
    • 50. Toby M : http://www.flickr.com/photos/48089670@N00/344310907/ Zach Klein: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachklein/37391709/ SPR Bert: http://www.flickr.com/photos/superbert/111793054/ Tracy Hunter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyhunter/140042679/ VanessaPR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilcrabbygal/347532016/ Cozy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cozy/318236097/ Basheem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bastian/235701826/ Powerbooktrance: http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/235607744/ Russelljsmith: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russelljsmith/9486459/ Glasgows: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasgows/342067353/ Psychedelys: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psychedelys/129472964/ Dervish: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirvish/6937128/ Glynnis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glynnis/135603867/ Mdumloa98: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdumlao98/121045851/ Caitlinburke: http://www.flickr.com/photos/caitlinburke/101973007/ Franky Baby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankybaby/391024654/ Molly Cakes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollycakes/222385914/ Thanks!
    • 51.
      • Thanks!
      • Lee LeFever
      • Principal, Common Craft
      • www.commoncraft.com
      • [email_address]
      • leelefever on skype, etc.

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