When communities get too big, then they fall apart. Today, I was just thinking to myself: “What would happen if Lobsters had a user limit”? That got me poking around the Internet.
Lobsters has 3293 registered users today: http://lobste.rs/u
Here’s an interesting series of articles about online community size: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2009/03/power-laws.html
What do you all think community size? Obviously, too small is bad. But what size is too big?