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Codidact marketing for community posts
In the last few months the Codidact team has opened several pages across various social media platforms (see the bottom of this post for a list). Up until now the admins have occasionally shared posts on Twitter, but we’d like to use these platforms more intentionally to promote community content.
We recognize that different communities might want different kinds of content promoted. A generalist group like Cooking might prefer broad outreach, while a more specialized site like Electrical Engineering may struggle to cope with an influx of uninformed questions. Please use this thread to tell us what your community wants, and what you don’t want.
A few questions to start the conversation:
We currently let users with the Curate ability promote posts across the Codidact network. Should we choose some subset of these for promotion?
Should we take submissions from moderators only or let anyone suggest a post to be shared?
Would it make sense for us to open a meta thread and let people nominate high-quality posts there?
Are there any guidelines we should put in place around the content we share, e.g. avoiding controversial questions?
How should we enable community members (or anyone else) to object to a promotion or proposed promotion? We don’t want to create controversy; how do we avoid unintentionally doing so?
How should we treat posts that are timely? (Promoting it now seems helpful; it might be less relevant by the time a meta discussion resolves.)
We’d like to do something lightweight (likely manual at first) where mods, admins, or community members can share high quality posts quickly. We also want the communities to have a voice, and we want anybody to be able to easily let us know that we ought to reconsider something we’ve promoted. Additionally, nominations will be minimally curated by the community admins for quality and equitable distribution among communities.
Edit based on discussion:
We've had some really good suggestions on ways to get posts nominated. Based on some of the discussion, we've opened a separate question on obtaining ability privileges. We would love to have some of the automated processes suggested and we'll work toward those in the future, but for now I think we'll just open a post and let anyone make suggestions and vote. The Codidact social admins will then post what seems appropriate from those nominations and other community content. We want to be really transparent and flexible with this process, so if anyone has concerns or questions let us know!