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    San Francisco, CA, USA
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    reading the Economist, frisbee in the park, writing sassy yet informative posts

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  1. There's a regulatory and compliance concern with staying updated. GDPR had far reaching implications for communities that provide services or products in the EU, and communities have to upgrade to stay in compliance with GDPR features. This is in top of the general security and commence bug fixes in every major update. This IPS blog post is actually a great follow up to mine on competition. Although I talked about competition in a general sense, reacting opportunistically includes keeping up with technology advancements -- a fundamental aspect for online communities or digital brands. The hidden costs of staying behind are real for professional communities. For example: The cost of bad performance. According to Forrester Consulting, two seconds is the threshold for an average online shopper's expectations and 40% of shoppers will abandon your site after 3 seconds. [Source] The cost of not being mobile friendly. According to market research from iAcquire, 40% of users will go back and click another search engine result if the first one they land on is not mobile-friendly. [Source] The cost of distracting registrations. Using burdensome registration forms are a barrier for guests and diminish their motivation (Preece et al., 2004). All of these pain points of outdated technology are addressed in IPS 4.4 which includes performance improvements, mobile improvements, and registration improvements. Online communities who don't stay updated are incurring a very real cost of depreciation that hurts their engagement, their membership, their conversions, and their digital sales.
  2. I definitely agree that community management is a practice that requires it's own education. I've become a certified community manager and there are some amazing concepts grounded in social theory, behavioral analysis, and organizational theory that I never would have known if not for those courses. I'm hoping IPS might think about offering something like an IPS University as a place of learning for admins who are looking to professionalize their communities. Thanks for sharing your best practice! I definitely agree that having a team and being accountable is important to the well functioning of your community and making measured progress. More broadly, I think its all about discipline. For the beginning years of my community, I did everything myself (because I only needed one person). But you have to be organized and disciplined. I keep a "website diary" of all the important changes that I made, my thoughts, and links for things I'd like to investigate in the future. It's helped me so many rimes to go back and see what I was working on.
  3. Do you mean another alternate universe with ... Rockets??
  4. I'm posting it everywhere, because I need 4.4 for a critical fix so this is my way of notifying authors their app compatibility is a high priority for me and my community. I enjoy this app and would like to continue using it for 4.4. I'm not sure what the problem is for you in notifying Marketplace contacts that I would appreciate a prompt review of their file when 4.4 becomes available? Many of them have dozens of apps and plugins, and feedback like this from clients can help them figure out which ones to prioritize.
  5. Hi @onlyME I wanted to let you know that I use Topic Thumbnail app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  6. Hi @Adriano Faria I wanted to let you know that I use Delete My Account app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  7. Hi @Kevin Carwile I wanted to let you know that I use Automation Rules app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  8. Hi @HeadStand I wanted to let you know that I use Newsletter app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  9. Hi @TheJackal84 I wanted to let you know that I use Members Shop app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  10. Hi @CodingJungle I wanted to let you know that I use CJ Duplicate Member Logger app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available. Also, how is your secret chat / Babble replacement app coming along?
  11. Hi @Mike John Hello to my most favorite developer. I wanted to let you know that I use Auto Welcome app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  12. Hi @TheJackal84 I wanted to let you know that I use Sticky Notes app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  13. Thank you for upgrade and continued maintenance to 4.4!
  14. Hi @Fosters I wanted to let you know that I use Bookmarks app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
  15. Hi @Fosters My most favorite developer in the Marketplace (I promise I don't say that to every developer 😀). I wanted to let you know that I use Trophies & Medals app, and would appreciate an upgrade to 4.4 when it becomes officially available.
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