September 14, 2020

Added Support for Group Posting Guidelines

Courtland Allen @csallen

Running a group on Indie Hackers is like running your own miniature community. Or at least, that's what it should be like. So I'm slowly but surely working toward that goal.

That means giving group owners more control over what happens in their communities, more transparency into how their communities are growing and changing over time, and more power to communicate with the members of their community and potentially engage with them via different channels (e.g. email).

Today I added support for "Group Posting Guidelines" to help group owners control what gets posted in their communities.

You can set up add up to 5 posting guidelines:

Once you've added some guidelines, anyone who goes to make a post in your group will see them. They're impossible to ignore, because you literally have to scroll past them to create your post:

I think this should work better than putting the guidelines in some random location where people would have to go out of their way to find them.

I also tried to ensure that format will require owners to keep your guidelines positive, concise, and readable. Nobody wants to read a giant paragraph of rules before making a post somewhere.

Best-case scenario, widespread use of these guidelines will not only empower group owners, but also help improve the overall quality of posts on Indie Hackers. 🤙

  1. 3

    appreciate the level-ups!

  2. 1

    I make 2 micro-communities now

    • lioncity makers: for SG indie hackers
    • microstartups: for those who turn their mvp into profitable microstartups

    Thanks for sharing all these insights.
    Very easy to follow and hope I can execute it well

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