- Dec 11, 2008
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I have to come clean and say that I rarely go back and look at old threads. Some are so confusing that you can't find the reference, others have been hijacked- often in a good way- and still others are full of innkeeperisms (whatever the heck I meant by that)You see, I think that if someone new is coming to this forum, they owe it to themselves to at least look over the topics that have been discussed previously. This way they have a feel for what has taken place. Then if they still have questions, for sure post it.Especially when the topics were discussed in detail a week ago. I personally won't repost comments I made that recently, so pointing a new person to the previous discussions is one way for that person to find out what's already been said. If they want to. You're certainly welcome to only solicit new comments if you wish, but don't be surprised when you don't get as many responses. I'm not apologizing for posting the links for others who care to do a little research. It takes some time to research and enter the links and it was not done to be 'easier' - it's just not as repetitive..
If I see a thread that asks something I responded to yesterday, I just don't respond, but I do prefer the forum to be wide open. If I have a question, I ask it. If others have questions, I hope they ask it.
There are exceptions- like some of the stuff Swirt and others have shared about SEO- and I will usually print it out if I think it has that kind of value.
To go a bit further, what I REALLY like about this forum is that it resists the temptation to become a chat room or a club. Day 1 or Day 1000- it is a place to learn and share information. I want to learn, share, and grow our business. This forum helps me do that and here I am.
I just can't see any reason not to be nice on this forum.
Pollyanna all day