Encouraging ‘constructive’ participation is a goal for most forum owners (but remember, one woman’s troll is another woman’s truth teller). Design and nurture is a critical successful factor for developing a healthy interactive online spaces.
With this notice automatically embedded inline with new forum members posts, money saving expert (MSE) is taking account of how nerve-wracking speaking up for the first time can be, and gently suggesting to other established members to go easy. This has three great functions:
- Makes established forum members aware of how their words may have particularly strong effects
- Encourages other lurkers to take the leap into posting when they see it
- Makes the newbie feel protected from the highly charged crowd