I hear a lot of questions from customers asking about the best ways to
seed content for their community. There is a common fear that if the
community site doesn't contain everything a visitor is interested in from
day one that the user will not return. What we try to explain is that
seeding a lot of content is not your most pressing need at the start;
it is really about seeding activity.
I don't mean to imply that content is unimportant. Your community site will become an excellent source of content in the days to come. But the real test of a community is not how much content it contains, but how much activity is going on. People don't post questions to a community site because of all the content that is there. They submit their questions because they see enough people around who could answer them.
Here are some ways you can seed activity for your community prior to your launch:
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