10 Years of Vanilla, 3 Shifts in Community

Posted by Luc Vezina on Nov 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

3 minute read

This November marks the 10 year anniversary of Vanilla Forums. 

Vanilla was created in response to first generation software that was cumbersome, complicated and ugly, which created a barrier to getting people to participate in online discussions. With a vision for simple and intuitive experience, our company, ‘Vanilla’, was born. 

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Topics: Community, News

Building a Nationwide Support Group to Fight Breast Cancer

Posted by Mel Attia on Oct 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

6 minute read

Cancer sucks. There’s no two ways about it. We all know someone who was or is afflicted with this complicated ailment. On a personal level, I need both hands to count all the people I know who have been afflicted by this terrible disease. Thankfully, many are still with us and are survivors, but some were not so lucky in their fight. Let this blog be a tribute to all of them.

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Topics: Community, News

20 Statistics About the Benefits of Online Communities

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Oct 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

3 minute read

Those in the community space (such as ourselves) will defend the value of community until the very end. We’ve written an endless amount of blogs and eBooks on the benefits of community, and indeed, our colleagues in the community space have agreed with our assertions every step of the way.

But as logical and obvious as the benefits of community may seem, we’re aware that there could be a disconnect between community in theory and community in practice; that is, what leading community experts say about community might not actually be the case when you speak to organizations directly.

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Topics: Community, News

The Knowledge Base and the Creation of Vanilla Knowledge

Posted by Todd Burry on Oct 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

10 minute read

Hi, I’m Todd Burry, co-founder and Chief Product Officer here at Vanilla.  Welcome to my monthly blog! 

We’ve been at this for about ten years now and have worked hard to create software that’s simple and straightforward to use, with a lot of functionality under the hood. But as you probably know, getting to simple is complex. I’m writing to give users a peek behind the curtain, so you can understand the decisions that we make and why we make them.

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Topics: News, Knowledge Base

How To Secure Executive Buy-In

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Sep 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM

5 minute read

We’ve talked a lot about the need for executive buy-in on basically every major project, plan or strategic initiative that you may have, including your community rollout, but it’s easier said than done, right?

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Topics: News

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