Yes I agree. However my blog is under human moderation and contributors cannot post their designs straight away but need to send them to me for verification, then I'll post those designs my self, so there will be no room for spamming.
The question is how to encourage people to contribute in the first place? I mean of course I can always give compensation but that's for those who already contributed, am I making any sense?
Originally Posted by Ash
I think that's a question everyone has.
Originally Posted by budhi1976
My new site, Top Bits, is finally "up", but it's not going to be open to the public for several months. All robots are banned from all pages by robots.txt. I am hoping to generate a very active community at that site, but I don't have a high level of confidence yet.
ahh.. he he he... ok seems like I am asking a $1million question here... anyway goodluck with your Top Bits.
It's a great question. I think we would all benefit from coming up with some great answers to it.
I have the book Wikinomics here and I was very disappointed to find out that it contained none of these answers.
I am a member of a web forum just for people who run web forums. I was disappointing shocked a few years ago when I discovered that no one at that forum had any great answers to the question.
This seems to be very much of a black art at this point. I haven't seen a lot of answers better than "run contests" and "it just happens because of human nature."
I'm sure we can do better.