- Paul Myers' "Guru Bashing"
- John Taylor's 'To JV or Not to JV, That Is The Question"
These are my criteria, in no particular order.
1. High number of posts.
Yes, I know it doesn't really matter, but if a spammer has managed 1,000 posts you have to admire their dedication.
2. Sense of humour.
All work and no play . . .
3. Sense of human.
They reveal things about themselves and their experiences that touch you.
4. Reply promptly and courteously to posts on their WSO thread.
5. Use a picture and their real name.
Maybe it is a model from istockphoto and an alias, but you can check people out in more depth if you intend to do serious business with them.
6. Quality of their posts
Oops! This one was so obvious I almost forgot to include it.
7. Their newsletter
8. Their performance in other forums
Are they the same persona? Do they just cut and paste their WF posts?
(This can cut both ways).
9. Helping other Warriors without making a big song and dance about it.
This is a biggie. There are some people here who have been extremely generous to me and they got no public kudos for it.
10. Quality of their products.
11. Owning the forum.
This helps an awful lot.
1. They require you to join their list before they let you get the WSO you have just paid for.
Is this legal?
2. Two weeks on and they already have 376 Warrior "Friends".
Hey, I'm the most popular person on the Forum!
3. No website in their profile.
Not a crime, I'd just like to know a little bit more about you.
4. Not cutting newbies some slack.
We all have to start somewhere.
Okay, I don't want to spoil the fun and make the list too comprehensive.
What things influence your opinions of fellow Warriors?