Many communities adopt default governance practices that rely on the unchecked authority of founders, admins, or moderators, lacking even basic features of small-scale democracy. CommunityRule helps communities establish appropriate norms for decision-making, stewardship, and culture.

Problems and Purpose

Origins and Development

CommunityRule is a "project of the Media Enterprise Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with the Metagovernance Project (" [1]

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

Media Enterprise Design Lab


[1] Community Rule (2020). About. CommunityRule. Retrieved from

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