This is my daily routine of moderation with the Software Testing Club. I’m sure this could easily put people off running a community, but it is essential to maintaining the quality of people and content. Note that this is just spam prevention – what needs to be done before we can even start doing other more fun stuff:
- Review every member that joins STC.
- Review most posts from members, especially new members.
- Review comments on blog.
- Review comments on The Testing Planet (lots of spam!)
- Review every single comment/discussion on LinkedIn group
- Delete many posts to LinkedIn group, but first drop them an email explaining where to post their jobs, events, marketing stuff to.
- Review posts on Facebook group
- Review every job on the job board, some spam has started to leak through 🙁
- When someone joins our Meetup group I check to see they are genuine
- Every change to the wiki sends me an email – this needs to be quickly checked to ensure this is not caused by a spammer
- We have a Google map of testers – it’s a bit of fun, I don’t check in too often, but when I do there always seems to be a few sneaky spam locations. Who would’ve thought? I checked in there today and am convince someone has been testing it!
Luckily I can do most of this from wherever I am. However, I don’t do it all myself. Big thanks to The Team for helping out.
There’s a whole other list of things that need to be done just to keep people aware of everything that is going on – I guess, in the traditional sense, this is called marketing. That will have to be for another time 🙂