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I started a remote community

I started building a remote community portal. Hereโ€™s what I have now and I would love your feedback where to take this next.

A few days ago, I started with the community section on RemoteHub. I think this could be a place for:

โ€“ remote workers who would like to chat with other remote workers

โ€“ people looking to start working remotely to ask questions and get tips from the community

โ€“ remote companies chatting with other remote companies about running a remote team (also, post remote jobs and find remote talent)

Iโ€™ve been working on this for a couple of days so far which means itโ€™s very fresh! I currently see this as a list of discussions spread across different channels, but a lot can change. I would be happy to hear your thoughts on where to take this.

Feed

This is the first page you see when visiting the community (itโ€™s also a first link in the channels list). Feed gives you a quick overview whatโ€™s happening by listing all discussions and replies (newest on top).

Start discussions

You can (and are encouraged to!) start new discussions. Just open a channel and use the field on top of the posts. You can also add photos! For example, it would be fun to see your remote workspace (thereโ€™s a dedicated channel for this).

Participate in discussions

You can leave your comment to discussions. Give your feedback, help with questions. If you donโ€™t have anything particular to say, you can show your love by upvoting it.

Notifications

This is a place where you find out whatโ€™s happening with your discussions โ€“ for now, youโ€™ll get a notification when someone replies to or likes your discussion.

Custom discussions

I also started with custom discussions โ€“ these are normal discussion posts, but with a widget. Right now I can reference a remote team and so their profile shows up.

Planning to do someting similar with referencing remote jobs and stories.

I would love your feedback

Iโ€™m not building this for myself (obviously). I hope this grows into a community and so I would be very happy to hear what kind of features you would like to find here.

You can leave your comment here! (or, if you donโ€™t have anything to say right now, just leave your upvote)

Rauno Metsa
Founder of RemoteHub
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