Administrating and moderating a photosharing group

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About Flickr and my public =membership= group

Flickr’s pointers for creating a thriving community:

  1. ((Invite your friends and anyone you know who is interested in what you are interested in. Having group members is the first step in having a successful group!))  For my membership group applies : Verify and accept or decline membership requests
  2. Visit the group frequently. Groups thrive with daily discussion, and with daily responses from other members of the community, in chat and on the discussion boards.
  3. Moderate, moderate, moderate! Successful groups are kept in check by good moderation. Tend that garden; pull the weeds, mow the lawn, prune the roses, etc. To help you moderate your group, you can enlist other members to become moderators. Moderators don’t have full administrative power, but they can help you moderate pool submissions, keep tabs on discussions, and weed out the people who don’t play by the rules.

The group guidelines:

> 1 to 3 photos per week ;
> if opportune, tell us about the photo : why and/or where and/or how (aperture, shutter time, camera and lens…)
or
> ask us for feedback by tagging your photo “feedback”.

Please give critique back when you ask for feedback.

No other rules. The aim is to learn and to inspire each other.

That looks simple and straight forward yes? But often, also here, things are not what they seems. Although membership is growing and we have three moderators in the group, I am doubting the “thriving” part. What’s thriving? Comments, interaction? Is the group too divers? Can we improve on focus? Must look at other groups…  (to be continued…)

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  1. Groups thrive with daily discussion, and with daily responses from other members of the community, in chat and on the discussion boards.

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