When reddit was starting, the two redditors posted lots of material under faked accounts. They had a special form for admin users that asked for
and if that username didn't already exist it created it.
They credit this with kickstarting their community. The day they didn't need to fake content is the day they were happiest because they knew the community was taking off.
Is anyone interested in doing something similar with their askbot installations?
Anyone that wants to follow along, this fork has a working implementation for:
Here it is in action! http://youtu.be/I66Owlsiixs
I tried this feature for a while now and i feel - it is nice to have an option to also upload some photo for those faked accounts.
Let us not forget that we have photo fields in many places - when a question is posted, answered and in home page i.e contributors. It looks very ugly to see only gravataars showing up everywhere, in any early asbot site. :D
Also Not having real photos in any early forum is going to affect its growth also lose much credibility.
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Asked: 2012-07-10 08:13:56 -0500
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Last updated: Aug 06 '12