First I’m going to shamelessly share this of mine post here.
No i’m going to go into some deep thoughts. When you post to a community that post lives only in the community. I’ve tested a few things in an incognito window like trying the direct link, searching for keywords, and looking at the authors profile. In all instances I could see the post that was only posted to a community.
The one instance where I couldn’t find it was if the author was in a circle of mine, but posted to a community I didn’t belong to. it didn’t show up in my timeline. If i didn’t know about it and look for it I would never see it.
I understand the thoughts behind this. It allows an author to post about a specific topic to a very specific audience. Where this falls short is if what if I wanna share it with publicly and to a community?
Currently I have to choose. Public/circles or to one community. What if i wanna post to 2 communities? The post I’m sharing is a great example I believe the content would be well received in this community, the one it was originally posted to, and publicly but i had to choose one. After that choice I have a few options. I can share my post, which feels kinda self promoting. I could copy and paste the entire post, which is a lot work that doesn’t need to be done. I could hope that someone else shares the post, aka blind luck.
None of the options seem like a good “google” solution.
Why can’t I post to multiple communities or publicly and to communities. The first thing thats comes to mind it it would be a great avenue for spammers. One post to several communities puts the spam in front of the eyeballs of millions of plusers.
So whats the best solution?