I want a copy of Managing Online Forums by @ifroggy

by Martin Reed on 10 June 2011 in Snippets

Digging around my office yesterday, I found a spare copy of Patrick O’Keefe’s excellent book ‘Managing Online Forums’. You can read my review here.

As it’s a spare copy I am going to give this one away. If you would like it, simply hit the Tweet button at the bottom of this post. On Wednesday June 15 2011 at 6pm Pacific Time, I will choose a random winner out of everyone who participated in the ‘Tweet Out’ and mail them the book. This is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

If you can’t cope with the odds, pick up a copy at Amazon.

[UPDATE: Patrick just got in touch and said he'll be sending me a signature card to put in the book - so your copy will also be signed by the author]

The winner has now been drawn. Congratulations @PatrickAero!

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Patrick June 10, 2011 at 8:08 am

Thanks for giving away the book and for your continued support, Martin. It means a lot to me.

I hold your community management related knowledge in high regard!



Deirdre Yee June 13, 2011 at 7:04 am


I was amused to see this post, because Patrick O’Keefe’s book is on my desk – It was the first book I bought when I became interested in community management – and a reference book I still use frequently!

A great book and a funny coincidence!

Patrick June 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

Thank you so much for the kind words, Ms. Yee. :) I really appreciate it. I’m glad that the book was helpful to you.


serra June 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of this for a while now, thanks for the reminder!

Patrick June 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

Thanks Serra. :) I appreciate it!


Jane June 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

As someone who is just starting out this book is invaluable. It’s full of great advice and tips. I’m having bit of a tough time with link excahnges though. I’ve sent out a few requests and heard nothing. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I send off perfectly polite emails and hear nothing.
It may well be that the person I emailed doesn’t want to link exchange, fair enough, but a simple reply to let me know would be nice, or am I expecting too much?

The section on dealing with chaos and banning users is a good one too. There is a lot to learn and this book is really helpfull. Thanks for writing it Patrick.

Patrick June 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

Hey Jane,

Thank you for sharing that and thank you very much for the kind words. :) I appreciate it.

Some emails (not only about link exchanges – any email) will just not be responded to. It’s just the way it is and, yeah, if the person read it, it is a little rude not to at least respond to responsible requests, if only to say no.

Link exchanges can be beneficial, but it’s all about who your partners are. Most link exchange “requests” I get are automated garbage from scripts that scan search engine results and auto send an email to the address on the domain name whois, or something along those lines. I do consider legitimate requests, however, but those are few and farther in between. Link exchanges aren’t as beneficial as they once were, but they can still be very helpful, especially with traffic if placed in the right area, which is why you see large websites who utilize them. :)