19. Feb, 2013 by Luc Vezina in Community Building, Help | No Comments »
Reputation is an important concept in online communities because it lets community members and moderators know who can be trusted and it allows members, who have invested their time and effort into building the community, accumulate reputation capital which can bring real-world benefits such as influence or employment opportunities.
11. Feb, 2013 by Luc Vezina in News | No Comments »
There are two ways of integrating your Vanilla forum to your website: customize the theme so that it looks like your website and point a sub-domain at it or embed it into a page on your website. (Like this.) Embedding your forums has the advantage of integrating your community forum with minimal theming effort but [...]
2. Jan, 2013 by Luc Vezina in Developers, News | No Comments »
Ranks are a great feature that can be used to limit abilities and/or reward members in your community based on Vanilla’s reputation system. You should consider using Ranks if you… Want to restrict what new members can do until they have proven themselves; Want to reward top members with public recognition and additional abilities; Want [...]
15. Nov, 2012 by Luc Vezina in Help, News | No Comments »
If the objective of your community is to enable social customer support, then setting up Q&A in Vanilla is a must. Here’s an overview of Vanilla’s Q&A feature. Allow users to create a question-type discussion.
24. Oct, 2012 by Luc Vezina in News | No Comments »
In our fall release, we’ve revamped our Best Of and better integrated with social networks.