Fostering Positive Conversations in ADDA’s Community Forum

by Nikita Bisht
Community Forum

Ever envisioned a digital town square bustling with conversations, ideas, and connections? Welcome to ADDA’s Community Forum, where the virtual meets the vibrant. But have you ever wondered about the invisible guardians behind this bustling digital neighborhood, ensuring every conversation maintains its charm and respect?

In ADDA, we understand the importance and significance of maintaining control to uphold the decorum of our communities. We prioritise ensuring that any conversation or post that might disrupt the community’s harmony is managed appropriately.

What is Community Forum?

ADDA’s ‘Community Forum’ isn’t merely a platform for discussions, it’s a meticulously managed digital space. It serves as the pulse of community interactions, where members engage in dialogues, share ideas and photos, and seek neighborhood advice. At its core, the Community Forum is a carefully curated space where every post, comment, and conversation aligns with community values and guidelines.

Maintaining Positive Harmony in the Community Forum

To maintain harmony in the Community Forum and keeping it as a space where all Community members feel respected, and can benefit from, all members contribution is essential. You can refer to our sample set of Community Forum guidelines, which can be published to your members.

Overall make sure that you invite all your members to join the Community forum and encourage them to participate. Your Community Forum can be one of your greatest strengths, where neighbors can seek help from each other, come together for various initiatives, etc.

Community Moderation Tools

ADDA provides special powers in the hands of the Community Management team: HOA Board or Management Committee (MC) members; which can be used towards fostering positive moderation to maintain harmony in the Neighborhood Community Discussions:

1. Overseeing Community Conversations: Among the The HOA board and MC members there are certain users who have special privileges to moderate the conversations, polls, and photos shared within community forums. If they find that any conversation post is against the general guidelines of the community forum and can result in discord, they have the option to remove this post while providing requisite reasoning for the action.

2. Forum Moderation: The Forum Moderation feature, when turned on, sends all conversation posts for moderation. With assigned moderators, every community buzz post undergoes approval before being published. This preemptive measure ensures that only respectful and relevant content reaches the community forum.

The Forum moderators can review the post, and if all is fine, on a button press, they can get the post published on the Community Forum. This feature can however demotivate the community members from posting conversations, as the posts take a while to become live on the Forum. Also, it is an extra burden for the Community Management team.

3. Read-Only Mode: To maintain decorum, HOA board or MC members have the capability to designate certain users as “read-only.” This restriction prohibits them from creating posts, polls, or photos but allows them to engage by reading forum content. This can be used as an extreme measure, if any community member is seen to be regularly creating ruckus within the Community Forum.



Moderation within ADDA’s Community Forums plays a pivotal role in fostering a healthy environment and ensuring discussions remain constructive and respectful. It’s the synergy between technology and human interaction within ADDA that creates a digital haven, where respect, engagement, and unity are at the heart of every keystroke. Together, they craft an online neighbourhood that’s not just about discussions, but about building a vibrant, respectful, and a happy community.

Through its platform, ADDA’s Community Buzz paves the way for a digital space where every member’s voice echoes, connecting hearts and fostering a sense of belonging.

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