Managing online communities, such as forums.

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How do you handle Suicide Threats?

What do you do if one of the users of your website announces that he will commit suicide?
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Where do you draw the line on hate speech in user generated content?

Do you censor user generated content that's not illegal and doesn't personally attack another user of your website for being hate speech? If so, where do you draw the line? EDIT: A few cases where ...
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How to save a forum that is losing activity?

With the rise of sites like Reddit, Stack Exchange, etc. the bulletin board has slowly decreased in activity. I run a nonprofit security, ethical hacking and programming forum that was once very ...
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How do I best communicate that my website is shutting down?

I am at a crossroads. I have received an offer for my domain name that I am likely going to accept. It's something that has not been under active development for a long while, but still has some ...
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Managing accounts on a private website for a real-life community

I'm looking at setting-up a walled-in (i.e. mostly private, with a small public-facing login page) website for a real-life community of people, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with ...
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The concept of reputation and its effects on an online community

Having recently introduced the concept of a '+rep' button to an online community I manage, I've noticed a couple of things. It functions as the thanks button does on vBulletin (user says 'thanks' to a ...
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I need some suggestion: Starting a portal for a local medical community

There is a Medical Community in our town that I would like to approach to build a web portal for them. It could be free or they could pay me for it. Honestly, I'm really after of the community that ...
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How can I stop users from leaving after they are told they violated a rule?

I run a small forum, and occasionally we get someone who will break a minor rule, e.g. they post something in the wrong forum. When this happens we'll usually send them a message explaining to them ...
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Need suggestion for a bulletin board engine, Java based, JSP/JSF, and free

Could you please advise me of a bulletin board engine that is based in Java? And for its scripting language, either JSP or JSF. I'd also prefer it to use Spring, Hibernate and/or other frameworks. ...
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How to handle gender and sexual orientation on a form with select boxes more inclusively?

The existing question and the answers for it are not satisfying when one wants to be more inclusive. Gender as Male, Female or No Answer works for some sites, but not others. Taking the view that ...
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Which approach for big community (large number of members) but in small groups (2-4) persons?

Started asking this: Another Question Thought that the idea of implementing this in a forum would be a good idea but its not. I am desperately searching for ways to create (hopefully) a large ...
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How to build a small personal-like community? [closed]

The target is to create a community where mostly people will have their own "vault". Like an enhanced diary system. Public areas will exist for some common operations, but mostly a user will get ...
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How to verify new accounts against a known persons database? [closed]

I need to (try to) solve the problem of new account creation for a patient portal for a medical records system (electronic health record). That is, a way to activate a patient online and match her ...
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Blogging platform that supports group , private , public blogs and advanced tagging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? After some bad questions here, i finally have my main question in mind :) I need to design a platform that provides: ...