I joined the EllisLab community when it was a humble 200-ish people and I've been fortunate enough to watch it grow to 75,000 (and going strong). This adventure has taught me a lot about creating an environment where people feel safe contributing to each other's success, knowing that their time won't be wasted or opinions trampled on.
The 2x4 of Kindness is one tool we employ to create this environment and its designed specifically to keep bad attitudes (and sometimes people) out, providing a secure oasis that lets veterans and new folks engage the community without fear of flame wars, trolls, spammers, and other enemies of the productive.
At first glance it may appear to be nothing more than a blunt weapon but at Refresh Seattle I'll show you how it can become the scaffolding that enables your community to grow successfully.
Official Website: http://refreshseattle.org/events/event/community_mod-fu_secrets_revealed_the_2x4_of_kindness/
looking forward to it
Looking forward to it!