For any creator that wants to cultivate a following - and that's almost all of them - some degree of community management is a necessity. If you dream of having a buzzing chat feed when you stream or a lively debate in your YouTube comment section, abandoning these energetic spaces to let toxic fans run amok is simply not an option if you want to build a good reputation.
And yet community management is hard. Massive corporations, including but not limited to game developers, hire whole teams of skilled professionals to do this job and no other. It takes exceptional judgement, tact, and good temper, but also assertiveness, and a well-stocked toolkit of techniques. It's a lot to learn alongside the skills of making good content.
So let's help each other out. Share a few links to the best tutorials you've seen on community management. Bonus points if you've followed the tutorial yourself and can share some insight into how it affected your channel. The best tutorials submitted will get $4 apiece - just make sure it's a third-party tutorial and not your own content!
Good community management is a critical part of promoting a positive atmosphere on your channel. If you've got any tips on that broader topic, we've got a separate bounty dedicated to precisely that.