Hello folks, your mild mannered community maintainer here.
I took over maintaining this community about four months ago and when I started I had some plans in mind to build up the community. I overhauled the info page to provide links to a number of resources for TiVo owners and added many keywords to help the community show up for people searching on interests. I started posting links to TiVo’s press releases and news items that relate to TiVo and the TiVo community – many of which I used to post in my own journal. And I started to mention the community in other TiVo groups – newsgroups, mailing lists, web forums, etc – and I’ve posted in community promo to raise awareness of the community. I wanted to make the community a place for everyone – TiVo die-hards, new TiVo owners, and people just curious about what TIVo is or thinking about taking the plunge.
It seems to be working – at this point the community has 158 members and 179 people watching it – and the growth rate has been increasing. We seem to add several new people each week, we had four new people join just since Saturday. It also seems like we’re getting a little bit of an uptick in threads started by someone other than myself. Compare to replaytv with 19 members and 21 watchers – and some of those seem to be TiVo owners just curious. (Like myself…)
Keeping in mind trying to appeal to the spectrum of users, from the curious to the experienced, what do you want from this community? I was thinking of taking some of the TiVo FAQs and using them as a start for a community FAQ, but I’m not into being a despot so I’d like to try to respond to what people would like to see. I’ve run a number of mailing lists, newsgroups, and web forums over the years and I try to give all feedback serious consideration.
So leave a comment and voice your opinions.