What new communities would you like to see here?by Anant Jain
Is there a community you wished that was here so that you could bring others and discuss stuff with them in it?
What kind of content do you find debating with others on other platforms like Twitter or reddit? As for me, I always felt those platforms aren't just cut out to engender a decent discussion and with Commonlounge, we are hoping to build just the place where you can talk to more than just your friends, in a civil setting.
Add a reply below and we will get you set up right away!
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How to create an effective course?by Wiki
An effective course is…
Short. Good courses have 25-30 tutorials that take not more than 10 minutes each to read. This ensures that the person coming into the field is not overwhelmed — learning should feel easy!
Comprehensive. While it is not possible to cover everything in a short course, it’s good to mention most of the key ideas that a beginner needs to know. They should have a way to know what to search for, or links to good resources to topics that are advanced and are not being covered.
Follows "The Least you must know" principle: It's easy to make a long course with everything you could know about a topic. It's much harder to condense a topic down into the least one must know about it. Think of it this way: if you were getting started in the field today, and only had a weekend to get familiarized with at the least what the field looks like, what would you like to read? Write that.
We are excited to announce that we are releasing Quizzes on Commonlounge today! They are a fun way for you to test each other's, as well as your own knowledge about anything under the sun. For example, you can make a quiz on fan trivia for TV Shows based communities, or practice tests for learning based communities. We are most surprised by use cases you come up with for features we build, so we're looking forward to some amazing quizzes from you. Here's how you create one:
Our most engaged communities are purpose-driven and lists are an effective tool to get things done — and though our users have beenmakinglists for a while on Commonlounge, we felt we could do better and made native Lists into the product.
Lists are a way for you to make public collections so that you can track your progress over time, as well as subscribe and set email reminders to get you back to them at a frequency of your choice. Check out our first few Lists here:
As some of you know, we have had internal Community Leaderboards for a while now - we use it to announce "Member of the Month" in some of our biggest and most active communities. Today, we are making them public!
Leaderboards are a good way for a community's moderators to know who the most active members of a community are, as well as provide the community a small way to appreciate the efforts members put in their thoughtful replies. Leaderboards are calculated on a number of factors, and become active automatically once a community receives enough contributions. To see a few examples of how they look like, check out the new sidebar on the right in the HBO Westworld community or in the International Olympiad in Informatics community.
In addition to having the top 10 contributors in the Leaderboard section, we also have an Up And Coming section where you can see the top 100 contributors who are either your Facebook friends or someone you have interacted with on Commonlounge.
This is one of our highly experimental features - so...
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What is Commonlounge?by Wiki
Commonlounge has lists of free, bite-sized articles that make you efficient and productive at learning. It’s a community of learners who help each other out, as well as contribute back by improving the content for everyone.
Short, crisp articles written by experts
Articles on Commonlounge are written to make sure they’re worth every bit of your time. They’re concise, clear and to the point. We make sure that only the best content makes it to our lists, which cover a wide range of topics from cryptocurrencies to UI/UX Design.
Every piece of content is a wiki, which means that anyone can improve it. This ensures that the article you are reading is always up to date, and what you write today will keep improving over time.
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