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Don't be shy! Tell me what you think :)

Postby Lynn Terry » Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:46 pm

This site is for YOU and I welcome any comments and suggestions! Would you like to see a specific topic added to the forum? Have suggestions for the website (www.SelfStartersWeeklyTips.com)? Whatever your thoughts are, feel free to share them here!
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Yeah, I got one...

Postby WAHumor » Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:02 pm

I think you should have that WAHumor guy on a lot more. Maybe make him a regular. He might consider it if you offered a ridiculously huge retainer fee...

Just a thought.


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Postby Lynn Terry » Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:25 pm

LOL Dan, You're too much!

Thank you for putting a lighter spin on the work-day :D

I definitely welcome your posts!! Hop into the Internet Marketing topic and fill us in on what you are doing to promote your newsletter... Newsletter Promotion is a hot topic on my list lately!
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Postby JerryShown » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:47 pm

One thing I would like changed, not a big deal but would help old goats like me. I think the scroll bar needs a color change so these old eyes can see it he he.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:56 am

I have to agree, it is very light - especially on my new monitors! Let me see what I can do...
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Since I discovered this forum

Postby kowhai » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:32 am

Since I discovered this forum I seem to spend most of my time in here, you have done a mighty job of setting this up Lynn. I don't seem to get anything else done. I have about 5-6 forums bookmarked and with multiple tabs I pften have them all open at once, but I spend most of my time in here. I have gotten so much out of it. I am just waiting become an elite member, but I have to wait till I sell a few more products, then I will be in like a robbers dog


Keep up the fabulous work Lynn I am sure we all appreciate it

Many thanks

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Postby Lynn Terry » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:36 am

Thank you, Anthony!

What can I do to help you make those sales? Perhaps you can set a goal in the Quest for Success category and we can brainstorm some creative marketing tactics... or just let us know what questions/ideas you have!
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Thanks for that

Postby kowhai » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:00 pm

I will put it in the brainstorming place and see what we can come up with.

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Postby auntiej » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:46 pm

I would like to see a site giving simple explanations for virtual dummies like me. I want to be more involved in the forums but think I will sound like an idiot. :oops:
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Postby robert adams » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:06 pm

auntiej wrote:I would like to see a site giving simple explanations for virtual dummies like me. I want to be more involved in the forums but think I will sound like an idiot. :oops:

there are no stupid questions and what does an idiot sound like anyway?

seriously, don't be shy about asking the simplest questions. Everyone has to start somewhere.

Now, "simple explanations" about what exactly?


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Postby auntiej » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:33 pm

Well like i have been making some replys to post but would like to get involved in starting new topics. However everyone here seems pretty tech. and i dont feel like i know what topic to apply here. :?
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Postby robert adams » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:38 pm

If you have something to say or something to ask, then simply post away in whichever forum /topic it would fit.

If it is in the wrong place , someone will move it for you if necessary.

Don't be shy, none of us were born "techy", we all had to learn about this stuff sometime.

Personally, I wish I had had a board full of nice people like this back when I was starting out.

I didn't even know what a bulletin board was back then.

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Postby Publisher-For-You » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:54 pm

Hmm....

I'm not sure I have a good suggestion for this forum Lynn, as everyone seems happy, and why fix it if it ain't broken.

Here's a wish list for forums in general. The future of Web 2.0?

First, the site owner should have a clear vision of what kind of material they wish to publish. If we don't know where we're trying to go, we're unlikely to get there.

Then...

1) Reward the "good" posters, ie. posters who further the goals of the site.

Dofollow links at least. Signatures approved per poster, after poster has reached some target goal. Perhaps some kind of more prominent placement for that handful of better than average posters who keep the site on the right track. Pats on the head, why not? :-) Identify the best posters, reward them somehow, and make sure they know they are being appreciated.

2) Dump the junk posters. Again, "junk posters" have to be defined within the context of the goals of a site.

The main thing here is that if a site wants to keep quality up, moderators have to read the posts BEFORE they are published, and decline those posts that don't meet some standard.

Question: Would we buy and read a magazine that published any article _anybody_ submitted? Probably not. So why do it on the web?

Webmaster forums are about the publishing business. They can perhaps be most instructive by setting a quality standard, and by presenting posters with a writing challenge, a chance to grow, something to reach for and accomplish.

Old timers will recall The I-Sales Digest. That's an example for those who were there. You had an opportunity to share your thoughts with industry leaders, but one's lesser efforts didn't make the cut.

If you wanted to be heard there, you had to dig deeper, and reach higher.

In a media marketplace that is literally flooded with a tidal wave of options for readers, that's a good habit to get in to, eh?
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Postby robert adams » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:38 pm

nothing wrong with any of those ideas.

however, remember that unless your board is for children, there is no need to make it like kindergarten.

set your rules, enforce them.

if you treat people like adults, in general, they will act like adults or they will go away to somewhere that will allow them to act like children.

If you set your boards up where you have to adhere to some higher standard before your posts can be shown, then why would anyone come by to post?

Of course, every board owner gets to decide what is and is not acceptable on their board.

Likewise, every board viewer gets to decide whether they want to be a member of that community or not.

It all works out in the end.

Hey, life is to short to be miserable.

Worrying about things that don't really matter makes you miserable.


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Postby Publisher-For-You » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:06 pm

Hey Robert, always nice to chat with you.

Hmm. I didn't really have kindergarten in mind, but a business meeting.

Not treating visitors like children, treating them like folks who have chosen to make publishing in text their business.

Such a forum might have a newbie corner where the rules are relaxed. Newbies might not be permitted to post beyond this room until they have shown they are willing to write thoughtful articulate posts (which could be questions) that at least attempt reasonable standards of grammar and spelling etc.

If someone truly can't, or won't, write at this basic level, perhaps the forum serves them best by discouraging them from this business?

Dunno. Just an idea, that's all. My sense is the initial thrill of Web 2.0 is wearing off, and that readers will increasingly tire of reading one liners from strangers.
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