Breaking the Streak

We’ve released episodes for 20 consecutive weeks, and I really wanted to keep that streak alive. Unfortunately, it just didn’t pan out this week, and we’re going to have to take a break. But we expect to be back for our September 18 episode, and I look forward to talking with you then.

Thank you for your patience and for listening to the show.

Happy Easter and Passover!

Thank you for your interest in Community Signal. Unfortunately, we won’t have a new episode this week, but we should be back next Monday. I hope that you had a nice Easter and/or are having a nice Passover, if you celebrate one or both!

In the mean time, please check out our top 5 most popular episodes of the first quarter of 2017, if you haven’t listened to them already!

  1. The Career Ceiling in Online Community Management
  2. Requiring Real Names
  3. IMDb’s Message Boards and Why Trolls Don’t Force Communities to Close
  4. Closing Your Community Right
  5. The (Experienced) Community Manager Job Hunt

I appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for listening.

Patrick

Happy Holidays!

It’s been a great first year for Community Signal, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of listeners, subscribers, sponsors and those who share the show. Your time is limited and valuable, and you choose to spend it with Community Signal. I’m grateful.

I’d like to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday season and an incredible 2017 – for both you and your communities!

We are going to take a holiday break, and we’ll be back soon. See you then.

We’ll Be Back Next Week (and a Thought About the U.S. Elections)

Thank you for listening to Community Signal. Unfortunately, we are going to take a week off and we’ll be back next week. Sorry for the break. It was a difficult week to find a guest, and I’m sure that wasn’t helped by the elections in the U.S.

To that end, I had a thought I wanted to share with you, a thought I’ve shared before, but is once again relevant to where we are – not just in the United States, but in the world.

I truly believe that well-managed online communities represent the best, possibly last chance for enlightened, thoughtful political discourse on the web. A community with fair ground rules where people can participate on even footing and discuss the issues at hand – that’s what we can provide. Our colleagues in the news media space are doing this work, and many of us manage communities and spaces where this occurs. Discussion and conversation is one of the ways that we can bridge the gap.

When people talk about how civility is dead and how both sides are too extreme to talk to one another, that’s a problem we can help with. It’s a problem we’ve dealt with and, in many cases, solved in our own communities. These are skills that we can use to help our countries and the global community. This is an area where we can be a part of the solution.

Taking a Week Off

Community Signal is taking this week off and will return next week. Due to a series of unfortunate scheduling conflicts, we were not able to record an episode in time. Our next episode will be released on September 19. I apologize for the delay.

If there are any recent episodes that you haven’t listened to, this would be a great opportunity to catch up!

Thank you for your patience and for listening to Community Signal.

Community Signal Will Return Next Week

Unfortunately, the next episode of Community Signal will not be released on February 1, as expected. The show will return on February 8.

An episode was recorded, and while the content was great, the audio quality was not. Rather than push out a grainy episode (that can be re-recorded at a later date), I have decided to simply skip this week and get back on track next week. I apologize for the delay.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.