When was the last time you visited one of the communities on here?
Not just visiting the ones you created just because you got a notification to moderate a post submitted to a community you manage, but because you want to check out the posts submitted to a community.
The read.cash communities have for long become somewhat of an article dump ground for most users - where we just submit articles with very few users ever visiting these communities to check out what's new. Now with the introduction of "Topics", the communities have become less significant.
I believe we all know what read.cash communities are, for those who don't know especially the newbies - Communities are sub-groups within read.cash dedicated to a particular topic or idea where you can submit or post articles related to the communities' topic and discuss. You can join if you like the topic(s) covered by the community. You can also leave at any time.
When was the last time I visited a community to read and react to articles submitted within?
To be honest, it's been more than a month. And the last time I visited was because I got a notification of submitted posts that needed moderation. After that, I have never visited any till date. But within the same period, I have submitted a couple of articles to some communities which were accepted.
This may be true for most but not all users. I believe some users are actively involved in the communities they have joined. When writing I visited the "Communities" page to check out the trending communities for the day. The top five were moderated by either @wakeupkitty and @heartbeat1515 or @Our.journey I could say they are the most active community users (if that's a thing).
When I joined read.cash 6 months ago, I was eager to try out the "Communities" feature. I visited and joined as many communities as possible that covers topics I was interested in. I also created a couple of communities, especially on topics I could find a community for. I was very active and enjoyed the moderation role. I also created a community I used for a little competition for newbies. Where I reward newbies of not more than 2 weeks on the platform for reading and engaging on posts. That was my most active community. I ended the contest when I could not keep up with the stress, and that was the end of the community.
I also created some communities I thought would be useful at the time, but we're left inactive. And I have abandoned some. I wanted to delete them but there was no option for that. You can only exit the community, but not delete. You can correct me if I am wrong.
Why I talked about communities suddenly?
I don't even know why. Oh! Now I remember. One of the users I referred to read.cash asked me earlier today;
"Ronald, what's the benefit and significance of the "Communities" on read.cash"
Me: "They are subgroups where you can submit your posts related to the topics of the community"
He: "I thought that's what "Topics" are for? With topics, the communities are useless"
Well, I couldn't explain further. Wish I had more to say. Though Communities and Topics may seem the same, they are different.
I wish there is more to the communities on read.cash.