Glossary Category A

Avatar

An avatar is an image that represents a community member. They allow other users to identify the person who made a post or comment quickly. Avatars are a crucial part of a community profile and can help when building relationships…

Audience

An audience is a group of people that follow your brand. They consume the content you create on platforms like your blog, social media, or YouTube. Audience members typically like what you have to say and respect your ideas and…

Administrators

In short, an administrator is someone who helps to manage and provide support for an online community. Depending on the size of your digital community, you could have multiple administrators who have their own responsibilities. Since administrators have complete control…

Activity Feed

An activity feed is thepart of a community, social media platform, or mobile app that shows a collection of recent interactions. It brings all relevant activity into a central location, making it much easier for users to view the app’s…

Avatar

Small images that help to personalize posts and quickly distinguish one user from another.

Anonymity

A high-anonymity community doesn’t reveal who people are and perhaps prefers that people do not inadvertently reveal who they are. Such a community allows people to post without bad repercussions coming their way. This is good if a person has…

Administrators

The administrators (short form: “admin”) manage the technical details required for running the site. As such, they may promote (and demote) members to/from moderators, manage the rules, create sections and sub-sections, as well as perform any database operations (database backup…

Activity Feed

The activity feed is the collection of content posted on the community that is presented to the community member based on the user’s actions, preferences, connections, groups, and topics followed. Feeds are great for creating and sharing content between the…

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