Something I want to say about communities: I have this cooking recipe community and I made it long ago, because I thought it would be a good topic to curate and moderate. We have 200+ members and I believe it is one of the biggest communities. that is pretty cool, but...
What is sad is, that there are suddenly so many other 'cooking recipe' communities. Some of them small, others with more than 100 users. The moderators, instead of joining my community as a moderator and helping me curate, create their own almost identical community and now we have people submitting their recipes in different groups. I am actually very annoyed by that fact. I understand, that there are good reasons to let people create different communities and compete with each other by quality of curation, but in this instance, there is no competition and no distinguishable changes at all.
My community has no specific rules, that would make it sensible to create a new one, with almost the exact same name and same ruleset. What is the difference between General 'Cooking Recipes" and "Cooking Daily Recipes", you tell me.
For me, this is not about gaining points from submissions, everyone is free to help me as a moderator and get the same share of points, if he or she won't accept off-topic articles and thus earn as much or even more points, as we would share points of an even bigger community, instead of competing over submissions, as if there is any reason to compete on this.
You could have joined and helped me as a moderator and received all the points you wanted in a bigger community. Now users have to switch between two almost identical communities, because recipes are scattered around different communities.
I would really ask @Read.Cash, also because of other reasons, to allow submissions into 2 or 3 communities. So I don't need to actively hunt for articles and cross post and also have the ability to submit articles, that fit in two seperate communities. I shared an informational article on Bitcoin and think it would fit very well in Bitcoin Cash general as it would fit in my special Bitcoin Cash Africa group. Many users won't get to see it, if I do not put it in the general Bitcoin Cash article, yet I don't want this article to be missing in the Bitcoin Cash Africa community. The idea of subcommunities like that doesn't work out this way.
Any solution to this would be appreciated. Either a crosspost feature or simply submission to a limited set of maybe 2 or 3 communities (all reverting to the one article, not seperate tabs). You could also use topics to make people see what fitting community is there for a topic and also suggest, when someone makes an almost identical group, that they can instead ask to join the other community as a mod. It would help me with curation and would also give users a better listing and curation.