The Culture Of The First 100 Members
I recently removed a comment on CommunityGeek.
It didn't violate any rules or user guidelines.
We didn't receive any complaints about it.
It just felt a little mean.
If we allowed it, more mean comments might follow. The community might gain a reputation where the mean community professionals spend their time. That's not where we want to be.
You have a small window in the early stages of building a community to set and establish culture and traditions. This is such a delicate time in the process of building a community. You can carefully highlight, select, and remove posts/members to suit the culture you want to create.
The first 100 members will determine how the following 1000 behave. Best to make sure they behave the right way.
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