Moderators October 5, 2020

Brainstorm topics to discuss for other group moderators

Rosie Sherry @rosiesherry

Hey moderators,

I thought it would be fun to encourage each other with ideas of conversations to start for our groups. They could one off discussions, trends, regular ritual type posts, or whatever creative ideas you may have.

Here are some rosie instructions:

  1. Leave a comment with your group name and link.
  2. Leave discussion ideas on someone else's group name comment.
  3. If you like one of the discussion ideas, go post it as a discussion. 💪
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    Psychology

    I have posted a few times about Interesting Psychological Biases but I don't think people dig them.

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      How about posting examples of the pyschological biases in action from indie hacker products?

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        Hmm. I would have to do some research for that. Sure, I will try that!

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          A hack would be to ask other people what psychological biases came into play in their products. Then you don't have to do the research. :) People love talking about their own stuff.

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            I may be wrong but I don't think people most of the times know about the psychological biases. However, I can post a thread in the same to validify that fact :)

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    Games

    I have no idea what I am doing.

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      I like your honesty. 🤣

      Your group looks great tbh, lots of discussions, side links in place, etc.

      A couple of thoughts:

      • might be nice to ask a few people their experiences in gaming and publish (ala Roundtable, I suppose)
      • do indie hacker gamers want to connect and play over a specific game and is there a way to make that happen?
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        Good ideas, thanks.

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      I'm going to borrow @csallen's suggestion for this group:

      Round tables: a weekly question posted to several [people prominent in the topic area], then publish their answers together in a single post.

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        I like your style 🤣

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      Perhaps update your group's description? I'm not sure what it's about or what to post there!

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        Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure about what should I post there either. Initially created the group just to keep things organized for myself but people got interested. Created a post to shape the group guidelines together, still waiting for inputs.

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      One thing I've noticed is developers really really love to describe their tech and/or tooling. The dev equivalent of a classic cars meet.

      Actionable idea would be a question each week like "how do you implement X?" Where X can be anything low or high level from database connection to sending emails to mailing list widget, etc. etc.

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      Highlight a new community each week, and how they are running it.

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      Borrowing @csallen's suggestion:

      Round tables: a weekly question posted to several course creators, then publish their answers together in a single post.

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      Borrowing @csallen's suggestion, I think this works in all groups:

      Round tables: a weekly question posted to several [people prominent in the topic area], then publish their answers together in a single post.

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      "What's new in newsletters?" A regular post, maybe weekly or bi-weekly, where people can comment to share new things they see newsletter authors doing to get ahead. Could serve as a good place to discover new things, and also a good prompt for newsletter authors to get out there and do some research.

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      Round tables: a weekly question posted to several indie women, then publish their answers together in a single post.

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        Good thinking boss. 😇

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