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Please Don't Clog Up Hives with Irrelevant Contents!

Please Don't Clog Up Hives with Irrelevant Contents!


I am not the only one bothered by sharing content in hives without considering the basic purpose of each hive.聽

I'll give you one example.

The Engineers and Technicians聽hive is the engineering hive which purpose is to connect with people in the field and exchange information, knowledge and professional opportunities.聽

Scrolling down the hive, I found posts about dogs, rock stars, birds, food, politics, and so on, and so on. Engineers and technicians love dogs and birds as well as people in other professions. Some rock stars are indeed engineers and scientists. Many engineers and technicians are also involved in politics. Some are successful cooks. All this is not the reason for sharing such content in the hive.聽

As Javier said in one of his comments, people who joined the Cars hive are expecting content about cars.聽This also applies to all hives created for specific purposes.

If I want to read about cars or watches, I will join such hives.

I am not referring here to the quality of the sharing contents, but to lack of understanding and using large hives for getting more views only.

Please don't use the large hives for promoting your posts regardless of the subject.

Please don't clog up hives with contents irrelevant to their purpose.

Please respect the theme of the hive in which you share your or other people's posts.

Keep buzzing and sharing respecting the hive purpose!

Let the honey flow smoothly!聽

Title Image: An Australian father and son team have created the Flow Hive that allows extracting honey without disturbing the hive.聽It's the world-first self-harvesting beehive.


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Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 months ago #35

Javier 馃悵 CR

Javier 馃悵 CR

3 months ago #34

I'm glad to read this again . now group owners and administrators can delete irrelevant posts from those groups and anyone who posts content can delete irrelevant comments . So now this can't happen and if it does it's because the group administrator allows it.

Wayne Yoshida

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #33

#33
Now I have to get on it and post more new stuff!!

Wayne Yoshida

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #32

#33
OK, thanks for the update Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #31

#32
Wayne Yoshida, due to the recent changes you can't share short buzzes in any hive. You can share them only with your followers. More about that in https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/bebee-and-their-bet-on-quality The Producer articles you can share in three hives of your choice, as always.

Wayne Yoshida

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #30

Very good, Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. But has this gone to the extreme? It seems that I am not able to share things in any particular Hive. Is this a recent change, and now I can only share to my Followers? If this is correct, then how do I share something (a short Buzz or a complete Honey article) in a particular, specific Hive? cc: Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #29

#30
Jerry, thanks for the kind words. The hives are interest-based groups. I'm also a person of many interests, and that's why I joined many hives. I read posts about marketing and branding as well as about many other topics. For that reason, it's important to share contents in the proper hives to reach people with the same affinity who might be interested in what you have to say. After all, beBee is an affinity-based platform. :-)

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #28

Lada, Thanks for bringing up a topic that needed the light of day. I agree with Phil that active management of hives might be a good thing. My only concern would be the refusal to allow someone to put a hive on their feed list. I have relatively catholic tastes and because of years of working with engineers an interest in what they find interesting. Some of your posts have been fascinating to me. They don't apply to my area of expertise (marketing/branding) but thay assuage a need to visit a realm governed by rules that seldom can be broken. That, in part, is why I'm a beBee supporter. We ae not just one thing. Our interests vary and the generic description of our job is not who we are. BeBee allows for the complete individual. It gives us a mechanism to take in information and opinions across a spectrum of our choice and to discover others that share one or more of our tastes.

Javier 馃悵 CR

Javier 馃悵 CR

3 years ago #27

I fully agree! Am茅n!

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #26

#26
Thanks, Ken. I'm glad to see your comment.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #25

#24
Thank you, Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. It may sound repetitive, but people still use large specific hives for posts on a variety of topics, It calls into question the whole hives concept.

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #24

On point again, Lada. I couldn鈥檛 agree more.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #23

#16
I like your logic, Preston. I write mainly on subjects related to construction and geometry. At the beginning of my blogging journey on beBee, I wrote about my fears of writing as a beginner blogger. Besides, I have several posts on some issues related to beBee. I usually post in one of the generic hives, like beBee in English, and in some specific industry-oriented hives.

Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for this Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. I agree posts should be shared to hives where there is a common denominator.

Julio Angel 馃悵Lopez Lopez

#21
Thanks to you Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic Let's walk towards better use.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #20

#11
Zacharias, it is true that, as you say, "Some hives seem a bit generic though so they attract general content...." But understand that neither Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, nor I am arguing that all hives should be topic-specific or topic-filtered. There are a number of "general" hives, such as English on beBee and beBee on beBee, which are intended to be quite general catches for an open variety of topics. And nobody is saying such "general" hives should be eliminated. I bet, however, that if you created a hive titled "Like the Everything Bagel Hive" or some such, it would not achieve a large membership because people would quickly learn that it was responsible for a mish-mash of posts on all manner of topics to appear in one's feed. It would be like you and I trying to discuss AI or AU-I with each other and being repeatedly interrupted every minute or so by someone talking about picking the best hair mousse or the most effective hemorrhoid preparations.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #19

Thanks for sharing @Debasish Majumder, Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven :-)

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #18

#15
Yes Jim, it's sad to explain again and again the same rules of sharing to hives. But it's the human nature. Self-control is the hardest thing we have to learn. I agree with what you said about moderation and attracting groups to this platform, especially industry-oriented groups.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #17

#14
#18 Phil, I was just about to find the post you have mentioned because I remembered it had one of the most dramatic comment threads. Several commenters on this thread are no longer on beBee. Almost all of the participants of the thread agreed about the necessity of providing the moderation tools inside the hives. But until it happened, it would not hurt from time to time to alert users to improper sharing.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #16

Thank you, Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, for raising this issue again. It cannot be overemphasized how critical it is to keep topic-specific hives clear of non-related material, if Affinity Networking is to function. Many years ago, I belonged to a couple of sports car racing clubs that met monthly. Imagine how pissed off most of the members of this clubs would have been if they showed up to a meeting, only to be met with a talk on hair styling or frog breeding. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #15

#16
True, Preston, but what you don鈥檛 touch on is the fact that joining a hive affects which posts appear in your general feed. Consequently, misposting to a topic-specific hive puts material you never asked to see in your feed 鈥 sometimes so much of it that you don鈥檛 even see posts which would be of real interest to you. And while your posting may be guided to do the right thing by the invisible hand of enlightened self-interest, a great many people will simply post Willy-billy to the largest or most conveniently placed (on the menu) hives. A situation that will only be corrected by giving hive admins the tools to stop repeated offenders from continuing to gum up the system.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

3 years ago #14

I think it's kinda sad that you have to explain this to people. Surely anyone who can actually read cannot have missed any of the thousands of posts advocating just that. I agree with Phil Friedman's comment that this will never really be anything that can be controlled until the individual Hive owners have the ability to keep their hives properly moderated. The added benefit to doing this would be the ability of beBee to attract disgruntled groups on LinkedIn, (of which there are many) where controls have been wrested away from group owners. Attracting groups to this platform will grow this site faster than any thousand individual efforts can.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #13

#11
#12 #13 鈥 Granted some of the mis- posting to topic-specific hives is due to laziness or inattention. But as Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkicpoints out, a lot of it is due to a premeditated chase for readers 鈥 with the larger hives being the highest-value targets. It will not change until hive administrators have the tools to prevent repeat miscreants from posting to the hive in question. This is not an attack on Kumbaya; it is simply to recognize human nature. And it is critical, I submit, because the effectiveness of groups (hives) is a critical factor in the success of a platform such as LinkedIn or beBee. 鈥猦ttps://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/hives-groups-and-froot-loops鈥

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #12

#11
Yes, generic hives are much appropriate for sharing. As for specific hives, it takes only a smidgen of time to read the description of the hive before sharing.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #11

#10
I agree, Mohammed. We need to practice what we preach. I always try first to examine myself. It is the hardest thing to do.

Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris

Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris

3 years ago #10

Indeed. Sometimes it's easy to get lazy and share stuff in whatever hive comes first, rather than search for new ones. Some hives seem a bit generic though so they attract general content...

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #9

With little precision, we can properly decide where to post our buzzes. Let's examine ourselves and build elegant etiquette!

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #8

#6
Thank you for sharing, Ali. Indeed, some posts are difficult to determine to which hives they belong. I think this post is not such a case. :-) Thank you again.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #7

#5
Glad you agreed, Aleta.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #6

#4
Many thanks to you Ignacio. I was thinking to write about this topic a long time ago and yesterday finally decided to post this short buzz.

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Now I do have to think to which hive to post this relevant buzz. It only makes sense to share this buzz by Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic to the senses hive.

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

3 years ago #4

Many Thanks Lada for writing this article.

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

3 years ago #3

Many Thanks you for writing this article.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

3 years ago #2

#1
Thanks, Randall. I also found the concept of the Flow Hive ideal for the post topic. :-)

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #1

Point taken Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic But I have to say that's a great picture, a brilliant concept/idea and strategically placed for your Buzz!

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