Plays Nice with Others

Here’s an excellent example of a Developer Community that knows how to “Play Nice with Others”.

No community manager wants to send its members away from its forums, but in some cases it just makes sense. In this case Stack Overflow is doing a great job of handling entry level questions about Google Android. And the Google Community managers realize that they are helping, not harming their cause. It takes an experienced community manager to understand that your own forums aren’t what matters most. What matters is that developers are getting answers from places and ways that they prefer and find most convenient. Plus, the Google managers must realize that they will get some additional visibility by encouraging the Stack Overflow to discuss Android.

There might be a back story that I’m not aware of, but on the surface, this makes sense. Kudos to the Google Android crew.


About davenielsen
Head of Ecosystem Programs at Redis Labs; Founder of CloudCamp

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