Intelligence Collection: Community Forum (1)

Community forum intelligence is divided into the following main categories:

1. Question-and-answer communities

2. Internet communities

3. Integrated communities

4. Regional communities

5. Vertical communities

6. Community information

A community in its usual definition is an interrelated and interdependent group of several social groups or social organizations in a specific area with common values and goals.

As a fundamental part of the social organism, the community is also a microcosm of the macro society. In such a group, people can help each other, communicate, develop together and realize their self-worth. The construction of community plays a crucial role in the development and progress of society.

Online communities have some commonalities with real communities, including a certain place, a certain group of people, a corresponding organization, participation of community members, and some common interests and culture. Most importantly, online communities also provide various means of exchanging information, such as discussions, correspondence, and chats, which allow community members to interact with each other.

Online communities also differ from real communities in a number of ways.

First, participants in online communities are not limited by geographic location and can interact anytime and anywhere, which makes the online community more diverse and broad in its population.

Second, members of online communities can maintain relative anonymity and privacy, which allows some topics to be discussed more freely.

Again, the culture and interests of online communities tend to be more diverse and specific, because online communities can accommodate more different types of people and interest groups, whereas the culture and interests of real communities are limited by geographical and social factors.

Online communities are spaces of communication in the Internet world. Unlike social media, online communities gather users who share common interests and form online communities on the same topic.

The content of online communities is very colorful, ranging from current affairs, sports news, family chores, workplace experience, scientific knowledge, stock investment, history and culture, real estate purchase, car driving, film and entertainment to music and art, etc., all of which are hot topics for people to discuss.

It can be said that any content that people are concerned about in life is the content of discussion in the online community. Because the content of online communities comes from the public, most of them are not authoritative, and many opinions are just the opinions of community users. Many communities can launch content approved by community members through endorsement, voting, etc.

Question-and-answer communities

1. Answers

Answers is a knowledge exchange community that brings together tens of millions of user-generated questions and answers. Registered users can participate in interactions and discuss various issues with other users.

In addition to the rich community Q&A and reference information, Answers has launched a video library as part of a partnership with video sites to provide users with a more vivid and visual presentation of knowledge.

Users can now discuss any question on the site, covering multiple categories such as science, math, law, and history. In addition, the site's home page presents hot questions and unanswered questions in real time, helping users find content that interests them more quickly.

2. Gutefrage

Gutefrage is a well-known German Q&A site founded in July 2006. Its answers are provided by its users and their contributions are extremely high.

The site is ranked in the top 20 in Alexa and is very popular among German users. Whether you are looking for answers to your questions or sharing your knowledge and experience, Gutefrage is a great platform.

3. Stack Exchange

StackExchange is a network of Q&A sites covering topics in different areas, each site covering a specific topic.

Each StackExchange site has a common goal, which is to provide a platform for users to post questions and answer them. Through this platform, users can vote on questions and answers posted by themselves and other users and earn reputation points through this process, making the gamification element one of the features of this community.

These points are not only a symbol of reputation, but also give users privileges such as voting, commenting and managing the site.

In addition to this, all questions, answers and users must follow the constraints of the reputation points process, a self-auditing mechanism that ensures the order and quality of the site, thus allowing users to have better access to knowledge and help.