This is a collection of helpful links for those of us who manage online forums. Some of them were mentioned in the book and some were not.
ARE FORUMS DEAD?
Sometimes, people ask me if forums are dead. You can always find an up-to-date answer on this (tongue-in-cheek) website.
There is no one I hold in higher regard than Bill. He’s a true veteran of the space and always worth listening to.
I enjoy reading Caty’s thoughts on community because she approaches the profession from a place of compassion.
Community by Association
Marjorie Anderson, who builds community in the association space, is a great resource for those looking to do the same.
A podcast for experienced community pros that I host.
Martin Reed has been managing online communities for a long time. He shares his experience here.
In the course of your responsibilities, sometimes you need to look up who owns an IP address or a domain name. DomainTools is a great resource to use.
Serena Snoad has a lot of great experience building community for some of the UK’s leading health charities.
This is my blog, where I regularly write about online community management.
Monetizing Online Forums
In 2012, I released a free ebook, aimed at helping people to generate revenue from their forums in the right way. It takes the Making Money section of Managing Online Forums and expands on it in a dramatic way.
Copyright and plagiarism are two subjects that community managers should be familiar with. Authored by Jonathan Bailey, this site is a tremendously valuable source of information.
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