Ok communities will be a great addition to G+ but I can see there will be a large need for the ability to merge communities. So several smaller communities that have limited user base can merge to form a mega community.
This would help users greatly in not having to try to keep up with 100 different communities…
Also moderation capabilities and other options I am sure will come at some point..
Well done +Google+
Just waiting for +Mike Elgan to chime in with his points as a major G+ user and power user…
totally agree there are a bunch of duplicate communities for the same interest because folks probably didn't search before they created their version.
Your way sounds much nicer. I posted that I thought there should be "Community Thunderdome."
I think it highly likely that some communities will want to split off from larger ones as the traffic becomes overbearing. However, unlikely that a community-starter would allow that.
Everyone is in a rush to stake out their claim haha
+Sean Riley haha… I am all for that….
+Mike Keller So merge and split…. like succession..
+Lori Carey yes but like pages – duplicates are allowed…
On the one hand, it would add flexibility. On the other, it would add complexity for users. I don't think they're going to do it. They'll probably just want to keep it as simple as possible.
+Mike Elgan what about the separation of pages, and communities and the main stream…. I assume all will balance out as we all figure out what the heck we use each for effectively….
+Mike Elgan right now there is an Android community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107847486351510098159 with 57168 members and another Android community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100821581565823788798 with 16084 members. Merging communities will be a great feature to have to avoid segregation! 🙂
Btw, +Brent Burzycki I like the way you portray the idea using a picture of merging of a small planet/meteoroid(?) in to a big planet.
+Michael Delpach It would be great if the creators of both communities agreed with the merger. : )
I think that is key… Allowing mergers if both parties agree…
Thing is, I'm being very careful in choosing to join communities with over 1000 members. That can be way too much noise. I prefer intimate groups with steady but not overwhelming action.
+Mike Keller see that's the issue with missing moderation tools also… Because the main all posts sub category can become a mess… They have added search now so that's a plus…