This is one of those difficult topics.
At least, it can feel difficult. Especially when you are in the middle of dealing with it.
There aren’t many people who enjoy dealing with conflict. It is almost the complete opposite. We tend to avoid conflict whenever we can. But that is not always possible.
Avoiding the issue can even result in an eventual larger problem.
This is part of the reason we asked this question in the Insider Forum.
How do you deal with conflicts between members?
The ideal situation is to prevent problems before they start.
Creating a welcoming environment and setting the tone for how members interact with each other can go a long way towards nurturing an online community.
Many issues resolve themselves and everything continues to move forward.
But, it is almost impossible to predict and prevent all problems.
So when an argument arises, what is the best course of action?
As with many situations, there isn’t an exact answer to that question. The potential resolution may depend on the specific factors involved. Not the least of which being the individuals engaged in the disagreement.
This forum thread includes a few ideas and we invite you to share you own.
You may have dealt with your own fair share of conflicts between members or been directly involved in some yourself.
We invite you to join the discussion.