Is there such a thing as the perfect community? What would be the definition of a perfect community? Does the perfect community have exist? Does the perfect community have trolls? Do you need to manage or maintain the perfect community? These are all interesting questions to think about. Everyone has their own definition of the perfect community.
My definition of the perfect community is one that must have balance. It must be engaging and provide a form of entertainment as well as information to everyone. The perfect community will have some problems to deal with from time to time. The perfect community has a wide array of users who become regulars. They share in common interests as well as providing help to others. These registered regulars are your community citizens who all have different personalities. The more I think about it, I begin to think of the TV Show “Cheers”. The community manager would be the bartender (Woody, Sam or Coach). The TV Show “Cheers” had all different types of characters with their own lives. They discussed issues and conversed among themselves at the bar. The issues, in the end, all got straightened out. That is how I think a perfect community should be. Problems will arise, Problems will be dealt with, people move forward, thus remain friends all while garnering respect for one another.
The perfect online community is the perception of the community itself. How is it perceived to the rest of the world. If the community is thriving and members are happy then they are a step closer to being part of the perfect community.
What is your definition of your perfect online community?
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