Long gone are the days when it meant something to be a Marketing Warrior. |
I think we're really seeing the end of this place. Most of the good guys have moved on and moved up, as have the ideas, the energy and the passion to break new ground, to make a difference and to make a bunch of goddam money.
Personally I love the WF. It’s the only place that I can come and talk to people about IM and they actually understand what I’m talking about. I’ve checked out some of the other IM forums they just don’t seem to be of the same caliber. Do I think the WF is dying? Hell No! But I do think you have to take it for what it is and not give it some illusion of grandeur.
I don’t know if the old forum had this, but if you click on the top of the replies column on the new forum it will sort the forum by most replies. You can do this for views too, but the list will come out pretty close to the same way. I do this periodically just to see what gets the most people talking, and about a week ago I noticed that 4 out of the top 8 threads all had to do with what avatar people were using. That’s what got people talking.
One of those threads happens to be mine, and I was talking to another Warrior about how everybody had latched on to that post and kept replying to it. I made the comment that you could make The Most Glorious IM Post ever and it would get completely ignored, but if in a moment of weakness you start talking about somebody’s avatar, you literally can’t get people to stop talking about it.
Yes we are an IM forum, but we’re still a forum. The content that gets noticed here is the content that people reply to regardless of how great the content is. That’s the nature of the beast. If you want your posts to get read, then you have to post something that people will reply to and 9 times out of 10 it takes more than simply making a good informational post.
On the flip side of that, I would say that the WF is still a powerful source of knowledge even if not all of the best posts get recognized. I personally have dozens of threads saved on my computer for easy reference. Any time I want to find out about a new strategy, I come to the WF and do a search.
To say that all the good guys have left is not just an insult to everyone that is here, it’s just plain ignorant. Yeah maybe a lot of the Warriors that were popular a few years ago aren’t here now, but the new blood coming in are the ones that are paving the way and they have a lot of new ideas to offer.
I also love the War Room. If you haven’t joined yet, do so now. Whatever you pay you will get back in an hour or so of reading. But more importantly this is the place that Allen created to be specifically for informational posts only. It’s a completely different dynamic than the main forum. If you don’t like the main forum, then just stay in the War Room and don’t come play with the rest of us.
If your disagree feel free to flame at your leisure.