September 28 & 29, 2020 | Virtual
Please login or join to subscribe to this thread
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
Our community has 383,995 members (correct me if I'm wrong)
The topics that correspond to the interests of these members are, of course, varied.
Over time, the topics of interest to each individual member may change
You can even change your perspective on a particular topic
Is ProjectManagement.com able to statistically address the most popular topics?
From this analysis will surely come the answer to the question: "What creates the most value for readers?"
Good Question. Over the years, I noticed that the interests of members varies from certifications, knowledge areas and general subjects but I did not see any trend that is bias towards a certain subject because as Luis mentioned, the interest of members varies significantly.
In terms of best practice, I trust in this case it is to stick to subjects that are business and management related regardless of the depth of the content.
The power of this group is that the diversity and experience varies. I find topics that delve into unique experiences most interesting. However, as Rami mentioned management topics are popular.
Adding value to the community is a basic principle. This is expressed in so many ways:
1. Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics
2. Add something meaningful (not just "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree") to posts
3. Look at the size of a thread before deciding to add something
4. Have a meaningful subject line
5. Think multiple times before necroposting
I don't know the real number, must be well over a million people with a profile here, just the USA is 649 934.
Thanks for your information
The number I got was from the badges in "Contender" which gives us the number of people who created a public profile on ProjectManagement.com
The total number of PMI members (31 August 2019) was 580,119 and the number of PMP certified persons was 958,593
ProjectManagement.com is a community a few years old
- In this question topic how can we "Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics"?
- When you make a publication what do you prefer? Let no comment be made or, on the contrary, get feedback from someone who read what you wrote encouraging them to do so, for example "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree"?
- Knowing that all members of this community may have different interests what can we consider: "Have a meaningful subject line"?
- I don't know what necroposting means
Maybe I should not answer since I agree with most comments posted before me. ;-)
Many people have different interests and objectives in participating in the discussion or posting a comment to articles or blog posts.
Some are experts, other novices from all around the planet
Some control required from times to times
I value the diversity of interest
1. There is a fairly robust search capability on the site which members can take advantage of. Now if someone has taken advantage of that, determined that there is no relatively recent discussion thread which addresses their question or comments, then absolutely, go ahead and post.
2. There are certain members for whom "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree" is the sum total of their contributions. To me, this is no different than a "Like" - it is a pure vanity metric. If someone can take the effort to write those trite phrases, they can reference something in the post which they specifically liked.
3. Posts with the title "Hello", "I have a question" or similarly unspecific ones are not meaningful
4. My thanks for Andrew for introducing me to the term. Here is an Urban Dictionary entry for it: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=necropost
Thanks for your comments and for sharing the meaning of the term.
Do you consider it reasonable that a person before asking a question will search the community site for what has already been or has not been published?
Please login or join to reply