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27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community at South by Southwest Interactive 2011

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These slides were for "27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community," a solo presentation I delivered at South by Southwest Interactive 2011 on March 13 in Salon K at the Hilton in Austin, TX.

As part of the presentation, I discussed 27 ways, beliefs and tactics that would help you to kill your online community as quickly as possible.

You could always take these thoughts and do the opposite and not kill your community, but why would you want to do that?

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27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community at South by Southwest Interactive 2011

  1. 1. 27 (Fun!) Ways toKill Your Online Community
  2. 2. Let’s Do MATH ! (SXSW Timeslot) 60 Minutes(This Introduction) -5 Minutes 55 Minutes
  3. 3. Let’s Do MATH ! 55 Minutes ÷ 27 (Fun!) Ways2.037 Minutes Per (Fun!) Way Where Does Q&A Fit?
  4. 4. I Run: About Me iFroggy Network (ifroggy.com), including phpBBHacks.com, KarateForums.com and PhotoshopForums.com I Wrote: “Managing Online Forums” (managingonlineforums.com) I Blog: ManagingCommunities.com, BadBoyBlog.com and patrickokeefe.com I Tweet: @iFroggy#theateam is @beley, @waynesutton and @iFroggy
  5. 5. Belief: I’m“ Passionate ” About Online Community
  6. 6. Reality:I Think OnlineCommunity isDisgusting
  7. 7. MyDream
  8. 8. #killcommunity
  9. 9. 1 #killcommunityAn Administrator is Never Wrong
  10. 10. 2 #killcommunityDefine Your Audience as “Everyone”
  11. 11. 3 #killcommunity Don’t Have User Guidelines
  12. 12. 4 #killcommunity Don’t DocumentGuideline Violations
  13. 13. 5 #killcommunityVisit Infrequently
  14. 14. 6 #killcommunity Allow Anyone to Moderate
  15. 15. 7 #killcommunity Set the Worst Example You Possibly Can
  16. 16. 8 #killcommunity Post Count is Everything
  17. 17. 9 #killcommunityMake New People Feel Unwelcome
  18. 18. 10 #killcommunity Shame People Who AskRepetitive Questions
  19. 19. 11 #killcommunity Member Feedback is Stupid
  20. 20. 12 #killcommunity Receive a Suggestion? Do It!
  21. 21. 13 #killcommunity Branding, Schmanding
  22. 22. 14 #killcommunity Make All Content Private
  23. 23. 15 #killcommunity Don’t Keep YourSoftware Up to Date
  24. 24. 16 #killcommunity Have an Idea? Do It!
  25. 25. 17 #killcommunity Copyright? Who Cares?
  26. 26. 18 #killcommunity Let Your Staff Talk Things to Death
  27. 27. 19 #killcommunity Blame Your Staff
  28. 28. 20 #killcommunity Religious andPolitical Discussions are the Best!
  29. 29. 21 #killcommunityChange Things and Tell No One
  30. 30. 22 #killcommunityAllow Abuse Through Private Messages
  31. 31. 23 #killcommunity Add as Many Advertisements as You Can
  32. 32. 24 #killcommunity Don’t Think About Money at All
  33. 33. 25 #killcommunity Ignore Members
  34. 34. 26 #killcommunity AllowFreedom of Speech
  35. 35. 27 #killcommunityNever Thank Anyone
  36. 36. Together, Yes, We Can#killcommunity
  37. 37. R.I.P. OnlineCommunity ? - 2011
  38. 38. #RIPcommunity Find Slides at:RIPcommunity.com
  39. 39. Questions?How Can I Help You Kill Your Online Community?
  40. 40. Find Me Online I Run: iFroggy Network (ifroggy.com), including phpBBHacks.com, KarateForums.com and PhotoshopForums.com I Wrote: “Managing Online Forums” (managingonlineforums.com) I Blog: ManagingCommunities.com, BadBoyBlog.com and patrickokeefe.com I Tweet: @iFroggy#theateam is @beley, @waynesutton and @iFroggy

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