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Community highlights 15 – 22 May, 2014

We receive a lot of comments each day and it can be difficult to keep track of them, so it stands to reason you’ll miss some interesting stuff. That’s why we run community highlights posts every now and…

New resource for authors: how to comment guide

Getting more authors involved in our community is a key part of Community 2.0. That’s why we’ve launched guide for our authors on how to engage with comments – it appears on our writing platform, the writing…

Commissioning comments and author engagement

We recently announced we’d start commissioning comments from academics. Here’s an update on how it’s going. The idea is to invite academics with subject expertise to contribute to the discussion – we let…

Community Highlights

We receive a lot of comments each day and it can be difficult to keep track of them, so it stands to reason you’ll miss some interesting stuff. That’s why we’re going to run “community highlights” posts…

Cleaning up climate comments

As part of our approach to improving comments on The Conversation, we’re paying particular attention to comments on climate change. We know comments on this topic can often be derailed, deliberately or…

Community council update

Last week we floated the idea of a “community council” to help us moderate the site. You seemed to like the idea. Here’s a brief update. We’re moving forward with the idea. I’ve spent the last few days…

Involving a “community council” in moderation

We’re thinking about creating something of a community council - a group of users who help moderate the site and encourage quality discussion. They’d also act as a community-driven conduit between The…

Improving the community

When we relaunched our community standards earlier this year, we said they were just the beginning of our changes. And they are. Drawing from your ideas and our own, we’ve scoped some possible changes…