Merging Communities? Would that be a good feature?

07 Dec 2012 admin In G+ Posts

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…

Comments: 12

  1. totally agree there are a bunch of duplicate communities for the same interest because folks probably didn't search before they created their version.

  2. Sean Riley 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    Your way sounds much nicer. I posted that I thought there should be "Community Thunderdome."

  3. Mike Keller 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    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.

  4. Lori Carey 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    Everyone is in a rush to stake out their claim haha

  5. Brent Burzycki 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    +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…

  6. Mike Elgan 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    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. 

  7. Brent Burzycki 7 Dec 2012 Reply

    +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….

  8. Michael Delpach 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    +Mike Elgan right now there is an Android community with 57168 members and another Android community 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. 

  9. Mike Elgan 6 Jan 2013 Reply

    +Michael Delpach It would be great if the creators of both communities agreed with the merger. : ) 

  10. Brent Burzycki 6 Jan 2013 Reply

    I think that is key… Allowing mergers if both parties agree…

  11. Mike Keller 6 Jan 2013 Reply

    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.

  12. Brent Burzycki 6 Jan 2013 Reply

    +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…

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