That was a surprisingly interesting read. I think my favorite of the five ways is #1: Signal who belongs. (two examples: Fancy restaurant, and Stack overflow)
Thanks Brandon! Maybe I should have chosen a more interesting title
Haha, who knows. I just didn't realize how lacking my knowledge was in regards to cultivating online cultures. A couple of the points made me think "Oh yeah... that makes sense."
Also, this does have the Design badge attached to it. This might be better under "Show DN" or "Discussions". Not sure.
Good call. Just swapped it to Discussions!
Minor quibble, but StackOverflow is [becoming / already become] a terrible example of culture, unless it's an example of an asshole culture.
SO was great ten years ago, now it's just a legacy shitfight
Hopefully the lessons of how they built the original great culture still apply though!