Don’t believe a community is a forum with good questions and helpful responses.
This pervasive mindset limits the potential of your audience.
Kaggle has 500k members. It’s the most important data science community in the world. It’s a huge success. And it’s almost entirely oriented around competitions. Companies post data sets, prizes, and members compete to solve them.
This is entirely different from how most people approach communities.
It’s worth exploring what lies beyond the typical range of community approaches. The fastest growing communities aren’t based around forums, they’re based around competitions, group sharing, and collaboration.
Some people want to be challenged and compete. Some want to feel safe and secure. Some want to share funny photos. Communities don’t need to be text based questions and answers. Explore the wide range of opportunities out there.
If you want to stand out, find an edge you can push.