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Input requested: simple way for communities to ask us questions?


#1

Hi All,

I would like to figure out a simple means of community projects tapping the collective insight here on the forum. The kind of use case I am thinking of here is that a project wants to accomplish a goal, or simply doesn’t know where to start in building a community, and wants to have a simple way to solicit some guidance.

A proposal

This is what I am thinking might be a good start.

Firstly, I will create a Ask An Expert category here on the forum. I will then create a post template (this is text that appears inside a new post within that category) which helps the poster ask a decent question.

A rough draft of what this template might look like:


:pencil2: Thanks for asking a question! Please replace the [square sections] below to ask your question. Be sure to stay tuned to the topic for answers!

Your Community: [add it here]
Purpose of the Community: [add it here]
Community Website: [add it here]

Your Question

[replace this with your question]


I will then enable the Accepted Answer Plugin so the user can then accept a particular answer in the thread.

We can then reach out to different communities to invite questions.

Thoughts, feedback, recommendations?


#2

so basically you will introduce something “à la” Stackexchange?


#3

That’s kind of what I am thinking.

I am thinking that it would be neat for this forum to valuable to two distinctive groups:

  1. Community managers and leaders - these are the bread and butter of the forum who have extensive combined experience.
  2. Community members - people who enjoy being part of communities but would like to consume the experience and expertise in the group above.

For the latter, I think we will need a crisper way in which they can consume this advice, so I was thinking this category and post template approach could be an interesting way of exploring this.

Of course, I have no idea if this will work. Maybe I create it and we see what kind of takeup we get?


#4

let’s try. but I am not sure that the forum is already known enough.


#5

Cool. Of course, it may be an absolute :bomb:, but I think it might be worth a shot. :slight_smile:


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