Community facilitators

by Dave on December 29, 2008

in Communities

From Rich Millington:

A moderator keeps things normal. A moderator removes the extremes from the community. Moderating isn’t as hard as moderators would have you believe. You can typically find community members to do it.

A facilitator makes it easier for the community to communicate. A facilitator takes the community through a process, and does it well. A facilitator points out common objectives. A facilitator draws out opinions from less-vocal members. A facilitator helps the community tackle any stumbling blocks.

I think you should be a facilitator.

(I love Rich’s blog, by the way. It’s a recent find for me, but his short, pithy, confident posts containing an idea and very little flannel just work for me. Wish I could write this way…)

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1 Richard Millington December 29, 2008 at 6:10 am

Wow, thanks Dave. I really appreciate the compliment. Perhaps you could drop me an e-mail sometime? It would be great to chat.

2 Dave Briggs December 30, 2008 at 4:08 am

An email is on its way, Rich!

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