I was thinking (rare, but true)...
I see a lot of theory threads, a ton of WSOs and classifieds, product reviews etc...and they all have the same problem:
The feedback and "testimonials" are often too superficial.
In other words, they will say things like:
"Great product, I love the way you write"
"I love this idea, well worth the money"
"This is awesome, gonna do this tonight"
Whilst that's all great for egos n' all, it's not really serving a purpose. Wouldn't it be great to see a RESULTS section of this forum, where users of a certain product, method or system actually document their results?
After all, if you're familiar with how popular certain threads become, then you might have noticed how the "Watch me make £xxxx,xxx in 7 days using this new approach...wish me luck guys!" become so popular?
People are encouraging, and want to see the results. Soon enough, that thread is "set on fire" due to its' high activity.
Doesn't that tell you something about the user intent of the people on this forum?
We want to see RESULTS...success stories.
Some of us want to know if something works, before we spend a lot of time doing it for ourselves.
And to the opposition - yes, I'd rather be a "doer" than a "wait for someone else to go first" type of marketer, but I am not the majority of this forum...and I also don't have time to "do" everything I read about.
But I would sure as HECK make time for it if I could see that the "theory" could be applied and is effective in some way.
What do you think? Wouldn't you like to see a subsection which documents people's results with a certain method?
Of course, the forum rules would still apply which would mean - you cannot use the forum to slate others. The idea of the results forum would be to document success and possible pitfalls for others to avoid.
The value is three fold -
1. The product owners, or people who come up with the marketing concept get a lot of extra exposure
2. The other forum members become encouraged, and get better results themselves after seeing what to do (and not to do) in regards to a particular method
3. The product owners, or people who come up with the marketing concept also get to "fine tune" their system via the live feedback that they get from other members in the forum
And they can go onto sell more product, get more exposure and ultimately get more testimonials from people who have GOT RESULTS from their methods.
I really can't see a downside yet, so please fire this discussion up...