Wiki: Things That Destroy Community

Wiki: Things That Destroy Community

Community is hard to build, but surprisingly easy to destroy. Microsoft is trusting all of us to do the right thing on this Wiki.

Things that will destroy (or prevent formation of) community include:

  1. Disrespect.
    • Failure to acknowledge the thoughts and opinions of others.
    • Asking for feedback then ignoring it.
    • Editing without leaving edit comments to explain why.
    • Trampling over expressed expectations.
    • Not doing what you say you will do.
  2. Allowing inappropriate user behavior and content to go unaddressed.
    • Spam unchecked.
    • Abusive or inappropriate comments left unaddressed.
  3. Un-transparency (opacity?), meaning not sharing wiki governance information. “Security through obscurity does not work”, neither does building community with obscurity. 
    • Discourage communication and collaboration.
    • Failure to express and enforce expectations/standard of conduct.
  4. Being unreliable.
  5. Being unhelpful.
  6. Being inconsistent.
  7. Hoarding knowledge instead of sharing it.
  8. Not documenting.
    • No how tos for the wiki.
    • No "minutes of the meetings" of wiki governance.
    • No agendas/expression of expectations beforehand.
    • No written goals/guidelines.
  9. Difficult or inappropriate tools/UI.
  10. Content that's not about Microsoft technologies (spam).

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  • Luciano Lima [MVP] Brazil edited Revision 13. Comment: Update link Wiki: Coisas que Destroem uma Comunidade (pt-BR).

  • yottun8 edited Revision 12. Comment: Added the ja-JP link.

  • Horizon_Net edited Revision 11. Comment: added language tags

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  • Monica Rush edited Revision 3. Comment: 1) Removed "The top 10" since the number will vary; 2) Should add link to reporting abuse info when we have this topic (if we don't already). I will do this.

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  • Ed Price MSFT edited Original. Comment: Added "See Also" link.

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