Starting a community is difficult. You can’t just throw up a site and hope for the best; you’ve got to constantly lead by example, keep tabs on activity and make sure there’s something for new users to keep coming back for.
So I was wondering about resources we could make available. What kinds of issues have you had in starting your communities, and what kinds of things would you like to have available? More tools? Community-building documentation? A place to discuss techniques with other community owners?
The latter actually exists for Elgg in our Elgg Users mailing list, but perhaps something more is needed?