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Bas Helderman

The brilliance in this post is in it's simplicity - thanks for sharing! :)

Looking at this list, an action or circumstance based community would fit a company's goal much better than interest.

Isaac Griberg

Nice one, thanks Richard. Can you give examples of the different communities? Cheers /Isaac


#3 ain't no picnic, either, let me tell you. Trying to build a community of people who have nothing more in common than they happen to live in the same area is one of the hardest things I've ever done. Wish I could say I've succeeded but I'm still struggling.


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