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Channels

Channels are spaces within communities that help further streamline discussions and increase the relevancy of conversations. Usually, when you first join a community, you will be greeted with a guide to what each channel is for, and depending on what question, interests, or resources you might have, you can pick out the relevant channel and strike a discussion there.

Why should you keep channels on your community platform?

Channels are a part of community guidelines that help keep the conversations as refined as possible. When you have a larger community, it gets easier to lose track of all the conversations going on, especially if everything is congested into one channel of communication. You can help ease this tension by dividing conversations across channels. Not only do you keep the conversations relevant, but also make it easier for your community to navigate through the content.

Here’s an example from LinearB’s community - how have they defined their channel guidelines, each dedicated to serving a specific purpose.

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