experience the community 

If this is a Place or Circumstance community, try to physically immerse yourself in the community. Visit local landmarks, speak to members and ask where they like to spend time, eat local cuisine. If this is an Interest, Action, or Practice community, observe or try to take part in the activities associated with the community. Take note of your attitude and the attitudes of the members taking part in the activity.

 Questions to Ask 

What are the landmarks/places important to members?

Why are they important?

What activities are associated with this community?

How do members feel when participating?

What are the goals of this community?

What are the immediate concerns of this community?