Bad senior WF members, bad. SPANK!

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It's one thing for people to keep posting threads on the main forum that belong in subforums. (Seems like people have a particularly hard time getting those SEO threads into the SEO forum.) But it's another thing when senior WF members who should know better reply to these threads that belong elsewhere.

If you're replying to SEO, copywriting, etc threads here in the main forum, then you're part of the problem. No really. Because why should someone bother seeking out the correct subforum when they get all their answers here on the main forum?

Having said that, sometimes we all forget. You just start replying to a thread without thinking about whether it belongs in the main forum. Or maybe you're viewing today's new threads, so you take no notice whatsoever which forum you're in.

That's ok, it happens.

But how about we all make a little extra effort to take note of what we're replying to (this includes me -- we all do it from time to time). Maybe it will cut down on some of the main forum clutter when people realize they need to post in the right section to get their answers.

(Behavior modification. B.F. Skinner would be proud if it worked.)

And if you don't care about the forum rules -- then you're one of those I'm referring to in this thread title. Bad. Spank.

Becky
#bad #members #senior #spank
  • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    Having said that, sometimes we all forget. You just start replying to a thread without thinking about whether it belongs in the main forum. Or maybe you're viewing today's new threads, so you take no notice whatsoever which forum you're in.

    That's ok, it happens.

    But how about we all make a little extra effort to take note of what we're replying to (this includes me -- we all do it from time to time). Maybe it will cut down on some of the main forum clutter when people realize they need to post in the right section to get their answers.

    (Behavior modification. B.F. Skinner would be proud if it worked.)

    And if you don't care about the forum rules -- then you're one of those I'm referring to in this thread title. Bad. Spank.

    Becky
    Perhaps nudge them in the right direction. Yes , I know its in the rules, but a polite" Your topic would be better served in xxxxxx section" would help.

    Better than no response,IMHO. and less discouraging than no response.

    I still get confused as to were to post.

    Bear in mind, it is rather intimidating here, and takes courage for people to even post or comment.

    An introduction thread would ease the way in, too.
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by Big Rob View Post


      Perhaps nudge them in the right direction. Yes , I know its in the rules, but a polite" Your topic would be better served in xxxxxx section" would help.
      Yes, gentle nudging is great. (Except for repeat offenders who aren't confused... which is another entirely diff problem.)

      Then go back and answer the thread later when it's in the right section.

      Yes, good point.
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      There are "introduction threads" - in the stickies above each forum section.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    I'm sure I'm been one of the culprits responding to threads that are in the wrong section. I do try to link them to the correct section when I can though!
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    But by replying, we are bumping these threads to the top so that mods can move them to the appropriate forum!

    We even reply to incorrectly placed threads as a service to a forum that has offered us so much.
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      But by replying, we are bumping these threads to the top so that mods can move them to the appropriate forum!
      Reporting the thread is a quicker way (the best way) to let mods know the thread belongs in a different section.
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  • Profile picture of the author JKflipflop
    I've noticed this happening as well. Maybe most of the senior WF members on viewing a thread, first focus on answering the question asked and then maybe or maybe not realize the misplacement of the thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Shouldn't this thread be in the Rant sub-forum :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I reply to some of these threads... only to tell them where they should have posted the thread. If you don't educate these guys then we'll have to keep moving their threads every time. Better to tell them the problem before moving them. You'd think most of them would notice their thread has been moved and the reasons why but I doubt it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    But it's another thing when senior WF members who should know better reply to these threads that belong elsewhere.
    Well now Becky I'm hardly even verging on senior.

    If you're replying to SEO, copywriting, etc threads here in the main forum, then you're part of the problem. No really. Because why should someone bother seeking out the correct subforum when they get all their answers here on the main forum?
    You are completely right and I was in an SEO discussion myself. I don't know why I didn't even register that it was in the wrong forum, normally I do. There was no coffee in my office when I arrived. I'm putting it down to that.

    Having said that, sometimes we all forget. You just start replying to a thread without thinking about whether it belongs in the main forum. Or maybe you're viewing today's new threads, so you take no notice whatsoever which forum you're in.
    Yeah, I'm going to use that one.

    But how about we all make a little extra effort to take note of what we're replying to (this includes me -- we all do it from time to time). Maybe it will cut down on some of the main forum clutter when people realize they need to post in the right section to get their answers.
    It was a mistake Miss. I won't do it again Miss.

    And if you don't care about the forum rules -- then you're one of those I'm referring to in this thread title. Bad. Spank.
    I do care about the rules but saying things like that will only encourage those who like a good spanking to break the rules.

    Shame on you.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Hmm if this thread is about SEO, then it should be in the SEO forum too though.

    Where does the madness stop!

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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by PPC-Coach View Post

      Hmm if this thread is about SEO, then it should be in the SEO forum too though.

      Where does the madness stop!

      It's nothing to do with SEO, it's all about spanking.
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        It's nothing to do with SEO, it's all about spanking.
        Yup.

        But to be fair, even Bill didn't get it. He thought this thread belongs in the Rant subforum. Bzzt, wrong... it belongs in the spanking subforum.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          Yup.

          But to be fair, even Bill didn't get it. He thought this thread belongs in the Rant subforum. Bzzt, wrong... it belongs in the spanking subforum.
          ...and there was me thinking Bill would have been one of those breaking the rules for a good solid bit of bottom spanking.

          I just don't get some people.
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        • Profile picture of the author Your Brand Ebooks
          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          Bzzt, wrong... it belongs in the spanking subforum.
          Hmm I was thinking that spanking threads may fit better in the viral video forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author kalens99
        I have been looking long and hard for the spanking section and I can't find it? Oh no...

        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        It's nothing to do with SEO, it's all about spanking.
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by kalens99 View Post

          I have been looking long and hard for the spanking section and I can't find it? Oh no...

          Just go to Google Images and query, "spanking".

          You may or may not regret doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I think each and every new thread should first be approved by Paul. This way every thread ends up in the right place. Sound good Paul?
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    • Careful, if you keep talking about spanking you're going to attract the right kind of people.

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        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Careful, if you keep talking about spanking you're going to attract the right kind of people.
        You beat me to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Those of you who responded that we should be gentler with those who post in the wrong forum seem to be operating under the misapprehension that most of those folks do it by mistake. While there are some who are just new and have failed to notice that there are many sections, by far the majority of the offenders do it knowing full well what they're doing.

      It really doesn't take that much thought, common sense or effort to at least read the titles of the various sections, does it? I've been a member of hundreds of forums over the years and guarantee I can count on one hand how many ever had only one section.

      The majority do this because they think they'll get more attention that way and unfortunately, that's usually true. Turn off the attention and you'll turn off the incentive.
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      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      I think each and every new thread should first be approved by Paul. This way every thread ends up in the right place. Sound good Paul?
      I don't think that's a good idea Will. This definitely keep the new discussions (for great threads) to slow down while putting a lot of pressure on the approving body since every single thread needs to be approved by them.
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        I think each and every new thread should first be approved by Paul. This way every thread ends up in the right place. Sound good Paul?
        Originally Posted by MrJayJay View Post

        I don't think that's a good idea Will. This definitely keep the new discussions (for great threads) to slow down while putting a lot of pressure on the approving body since every single thread needs to be approved by them.
        Will was just kidding with that suggestion.

        But would you believe that the forum used to work that way? NO threads or posts appeared until a moderator approved them.
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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by Amazon Product Reviews View Post

            I'm going to have to disagree with the majority of you. The warrior forums seem to be working great. Yes, there may be a few problems every so often, but nothing that the "staff" can take care of.

            Thank God someone disagreed with "the majority of us"!!

            I disagree with me all of the time, and it is good.

            My tummy disagrees with me even more often. :p
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            • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
              It was kind of him to give us his wisdom after his 4 day tenure here.
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              • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
                Originally Posted by Amazon Product Reviews View Post

                Yes, there may be a few problems every so often, but nothing that the "staff" can take care of.
                Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

                It was kind of him to give us his wisdom after his 4 day tenure here.
                Yea, I would imagine they would be very surprised if they actually knew the 'staff' does takes care of problems, and by being proactive.

                I guess that's a "Day 5" revelation...
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                • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                  Will,
                  I think each and every new thread should first be approved by Paul. This way every thread ends up in the right place. Sound good Paul?
                  Believe it or not, that is exactly how it used to work.

                  Not going back. Nuh-uh. Nope.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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                    Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                    Will,Believe it or not, that is exactly how it used to work.

                    Not going back. Nuh-uh. Nope.
                    Literally through just you? Or the mods as a whole? And I'm assuming this was before the ridiculously large boom that has occurred over the past few years? I would shudder to think of that being tried now.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                      Joe,
                      Literally through just you?
                      Me and Allen. Every single post, for about 3 years.

                      No way could anything less than 10 full-time mods even think about handling things that way now. The place is just too big.


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                  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
                    Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                    Will,Believe it or not, that is exactly how it used to work.

                    Not going back. Nuh-uh. Nope.
                    Yep. And I once heard a story about how the mods had to walk barefoot through the snow, uphill both ways, just to get to this forum.


                    Actually, this was certainly a different forum back in those days. Whenever I hear someone saying the senior WF members are "mean," I just smile. Back then if you said anything stupid, you'd be tarred, featherd and dragged through the townsquare.

                    That wasn't a bad thing, because it turns out when you do real business in the real world, people don't coddle and spoonfeed you and soothe you when things don't go right. (And for goodness sake, what kind of people come to the WARRIOR forum and expect a forum that's all sunshine and kittens?)

                    Becky

                    P.S. I went back and added more thanks in this thread, but I ran out again. So thanks to all!
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                    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                      Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

                      Shouldn't this thread be in the Rant sub-forum :confused:
                      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

                      If YOU want a spanking, just let me know....
                      If someone is giving out spankings, should they not be in the War Room?

                      This is too valuable to be in the main forum.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                        If someone is giving out spankings, should they not be in the War Room?

                        This is too valuable to be in the main forum.
                        You could video the spankings with your nice camera in your avatar and sell it as a OTO.

                        You could do close ups and everyth.......Stop it Richard .
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by MrJayJay View Post

        I don't think that's a good idea Will. This definitely keep the new discussions (for great threads) to slow down while putting a lot of pressure on the approving body since every single thread needs to be approved by them.
        Early Christmas Present:

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      • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
        I understand the rules, but this forum is called Internet Marketing. That sure does encompass a lot of sub-topics, such as the ones you've named.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I guess we deserve it...

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      I guess we deserve it...


      LOL

      I looked longer than you did!!!

      I saw that one and did not want to use it, which I guess means that I have higher standards than you do...
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    You have NO IDEA what I went through to find an image to insert here that would not offend community standards!!!!

    NO IDEA!!!! :p





    Yes Becky, I bet you were talking to me too....

    I generally try to prevent the "why was my thread deleted" thread, but telling folks why it will be deleted, before it is deleted.

    You'd be surprised how many people hate my guts for doing that...
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      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      You have NO IDEA what I went through to find an image to insert here that would not offend community standards!!!!

      NO IDEA!!!! :p
      Let me derail this for a second to give a Pro Tip:

      Turn that Safesearch up to strict. I've seen things while trying to be funny on this forum that no man should ever have to see...
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Yes Becky, I bet you were talking to me too....

      I generally try to prevent the "why was my thread deleted" thread, but telling folks why it will be deleted, before it is deleted.
      Nope. As I said in a previous post above, giving people a "nudge" in the right direction is a good idea... provided they're not repeat offenders (see Tina's post). The paddle is reserved for those who, as Tina said, know exactly what they're doing.

      Now we just need to decide who's going to deliver the spankings. Bad behavior will either go up or down, depending on who we choose.

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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

        Nope. As I said in a previous post above, giving people a "nudge" in the right direction is a good idea... provided they're not repeat offenders (see Tina's post). The paddle is reserved for those who, as Tina said, know exactly what they're doing.

        Now we just need to decide who's going to deliver the spankings. Bad behavior will either go up or down, depending on who we choose.


        LOL

        But I am a repeat offender. I submitted after Joe to the SEO thread that got nuked earlier in the day.

        And yes, I knew exactly what I was doing and why.

        I am pulling my britches down now... How soon before you get here? :p
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          LOL

          But I am a repeat offender. I submitted after Joe to the SEO thread that got nuked earlier in the day.

          And yes, I knew exactly what I was doing and why.

          I am pulling my britches down now... How soon before you get here? :p
          Now see what you've done Becky? Certain pervy seniors will be all over the misplaced SEO threads now so they can get a spanking from you. Happy? :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

        Nope. As I said in a previous post above, giving people a "nudge" in the right direction is a good idea... provided they're not repeat offenders (see Tina's post). The paddle is reserved for those who, as Tina said, know exactly what they're doing.

        Now we just need to decide who's going to deliver the spankings. Bad behavior will either go up or down, depending on who we choose.

        Me!!! I'll do it!

        Read this in that movie preview narrator voice:

        Joe Robinson is...

        The Spanker

        I smell a box office hit, and a cleaner forum (debatable) .
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        LOL

        But I am a repeat offender. I submitted after Joe to the SEO thread that got nuked earlier in the day.
        Way to rat me out man! Not cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    But how about we all make a little extra effort to take note of what we're replying to (this includes me -- we all do it from time to time). Maybe it will cut down on some of the main forum clutter when people realize they need to post in the right section to get their answers.

    Becky
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    I'm outta thanks.

    But thanks to all who're contributing.

    (Andy... LOL)
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Gee, I've never even really thought too much about replying to threads in the wrong forum. I just see a thread that interests me and put in my 2 cents.

    I guess I'll have to pay more attention to that. Thanks for pointing it out Becky. Can I have my spanking now?

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      I do this myself (responding to misplaced SEO threads, not spanking) - a reminder is never inappropriate.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I do this myself (responding to misplaced SEO threads, not spanking) - a reminder is never inappropriate.

        If YOU want a spanking, just let me know....
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          If YOU want a spanking, just let me know....


          Alright, I've derailed this enough lol. Lesson heeded. Goodnight Warrior Forum!

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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            If YOU want a spanking, just let me know....
            Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post



            Alright, I've derailed this enough lol. Lesson heeded. Goodnight Warrior Forum!




            First Person: He didn't just say that did he?





            Second Person: My god!!! What did he do? How do we respond?

            First Person: Just stand still... Maybe no one will notice us standing here gawking...

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            • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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              Originally Posted by tpw View Post

              First Person: He didn't just say that did he?





              Second Person: My god!!! What did he do? How do we respond?

              First Person: Just stand still... Maybe no one will notice us standing here gawking...

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      Thank you, ma'am, may I please have another?
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      Gee, I've never even really thought too much about replying to threads in the wrong forum. I just see a thread that interests me and put in my 2 cents.

      I guess I'll have to pay more attention to that. Thanks for pointing it out Becky. Can I have my spanking now?

      Lee
      I'm guilty as well, but save the spanking...I already have bruises from falling down a couple of weeks ago...don't ask!
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        To all of you lining up for a spanking, please see Joe in post #29. Yes, you may want to back out of this thread really quick like. Run while you still can.


        +++

        Les -- meet you in the SEO forum in 10 minutes!


        +++

        Suzanne -- ah, my evil plan uncovered. I was just wondering who the pervs are, and then I thought, all I have to do is use the word "spank" to smoke 'em out...


        +++

        But aside from the fun, I am serious about what I said in the OP. Sometimes we gotta be like those friendly (elderly) Walmart greeters who cheerfully tell people how to find their way to the right section. And sometimes, well... we gotta put the smack down. Use your judgment to determine which is most appropriate.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          But aside from the fun, I am serious about what I said in the OP. Sometimes we gotta be like those friendly (elderly) Walmart greeters who cheerfully tell people how to find their way to the right section. And sometimes, well... we gotta put the smack down. Use your judgment to determine which is most appropriate.
          Of course, we all have work to do in that regard (myself more than others, I respond to anything I have facts/opinions on regardless of section correctness).

          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          To all of you lining up for a spanking, please see Joe in post #29. Yes, you may want to back out of this thread really quick like. Run while you still can.
          Your warning has come too late...

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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    It's one thing for people to keep posting threads on the main forum that belong in subforums. (Seems like people have a particularly hard time getting those SEO threads into the SEO forum.) But it's another thing when senior WF members who should know better reply to these threads that belong elsewhere.

    If you're replying to SEO, copywriting, etc threads here in the main forum, then you're part of the problem. No really. Because why should someone bother seeking out the correct subforum when they get all their answers here on the main forum?

    Having said that, sometimes we all forget. You just start replying to a thread without thinking about whether it belongs in the main forum. Or maybe you're viewing today's new threads, so you take no notice whatsoever which forum you're in.

    That's ok, it happens.

    But how about we all make a little extra effort to take note of what we're replying to (this includes me -- we all do it from time to time). Maybe it will cut down on some of the main forum clutter when people realize they need to post in the right section to get their answers.

    (Behavior modification. B.F. Skinner would be proud if it worked.)

    And if you don't care about the forum rules -- then you're one of those I'm referring to in this thread title. Bad. Spank.

    Becky
    Gosh darn it. I saw the word Spank and thought this was about something else. In any event, you've only encouraged me to do more of this since not everyone thinks a spanking is a bad thing.

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  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    (Seems like people have a particularly hard time getting those SEO threads into the SEO forum.)
    It seems to be getting worse too.
    Maybe we could use the seo forum as the main forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I'm ready to be disciplined........




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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      I'm ready to be disciplined........



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      lol .... I rest my case :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Levin
    Lol.

    Joe Robinson and Bill Platt = genius' at finding appropriate images.

    Just saying.

    By the way, totally agree with what you're saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    But but we all know the main forum gets the most traffic so why not get the extra exposure for our signatures! right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    I have to agree to a point. I rarely seek out the sub-forums because most of the same info can be found in the main forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Joe, knock it off. I'm only allowed four laughs, one giggle, one chuckle and three guffaws on Wednesdays. And thanks to some of your comments on this thread, I'm all out of my alloted laughs (just like I'm out of those dang alloted "thanks").
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

      and three guffaws on Wednesdays.
      "Guffaws" - now that's a word I haven't seen in a really long time! Thanks for the fun thread, Rebecca.

      Good to know who the "pervs" are!
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      Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

      Joe, knock it off. I'm only allowed four laughs, one giggle, one chuckle and three guffaws on Wednesdays. And thanks to some of your comments on this thread, I'm all out of my alloted laughs (just like I'm out of those dang alloted "thanks").
      Sounds like you have some first world problems...

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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    ..... But it's another thing when senior WF members who should know better reply to these threads that belong elsewhere..........

    If you're replying to SEO, copywriting, etc threads here in the main forum, then you're part of the problem.
    Ok, I admit it. This post makes me part of the problem. I wasn't going to reply as this clearly has nothing to do with making money and so belongs in the "off topic" forum.

    But hey, I just replied:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    C'mon Bill, we don't want your sloppy seconds in this thread.

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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    The good doctor has spoken and he prescribes for y'all some chillout with Haagen Dazs and a feel-good movie. Secretary comes highly recommended.


    Or, the way this thread's going, perhaps 8mm would be more appropriate.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

      The good doctor has spoken and he prescribes for y'all some chillout with Haagen Dazs and a feel-good movie. Secretary comes highly recommended.

      Secretary - Movie Trailer - YouTube

      LOL Awesome trailer...

      I'd act embarrassed, but strangely, I am not... :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Jethro,
        Actually, this was certainly a different forum back in those days. Whenever I hear someone saying the senior WF members are "mean," I just smile. Back then if you said anything stupid, you'd be tarred, featherd and dragged through the townsquare.
        Yeah. And those were the members doing the blasting.

        Interestingly, the "running gun fights" we used to see rarely developed into grudges. The group had a whole different attitude about results then. We'd rather someone point out the potential mistakes before we spent time and money on an idea than let us feel good and lose a lot of both.

        We didn't expect people to hand us guarantees, either. Just suggestions and ideas we could test for ourselves.

        I suspect a lot of the real old-timers here laugh often at the expectations of many of the "less patient" folks. We're just mostly too polite to do it in our "posting voice."


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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        LOL Awesome trailer...

        I'd act embarrassed, but strangely, I am not... :p
        Thick skin, Bill. Anyone would have, after all that spankin'.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          Actually, this was certainly a different forum back in those days. Whenever I hear someone saying the senior WF members are "mean," I just smile. Back then if you said anything stupid, you'd be tarred, featherd and dragged through the townsquare.

          That wasn't a bad thing, because it turns out when you do real business in the real world, people don't coddle and spoonfeed you and soothe you when things don't go right. (And for goodness sake, what kind of people come to the WARRIOR forum and expect a forum that's all sunshine and kittens?)

          Becky
          Becky, you've been here a few years longer than I have, but there was still some of that when I got here.

          On more than one occasion, I'd make statements and then be challenged to back them up. Ate enough crow to hate the darn birds now. Took my lumps and learned, and I'm still here five years later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    I think as soon as you have a "Main Internet Marketing" area of the forum, you are simply asking for people to come in and post about whatever the hell they want.

    At the end of the day, something in internet marketing is going to have something to do with something specific, therefore, it might be better placed in a sub category. So you can't really be TOO upset with people who post this stuff in the main area.

    I mean, SEO and PPC are related to internet marketing aren't they? And web design? And affiliate marketing? And all that other junk?

    Or we could just fill up the main area of the forum with PLEASE HELP ME IM A DESPERATE NEWBIE threads all day long.

    Jus sayin is all.
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Jethro,
      Took me a split second to realize you were talking to me.

      We'd rather someone point out the potential mistakes before we spent time and money on an idea than let us feel good and lose a lot of both.
      Exactly.

      If I came on here as a new forum member today and posted an idea, I'd get a lot of comments like:

      Go for it!

      You can do it!

      That sounds great!


      ...even if the idea was complete garbage.

      I'd rather someone tell me the truth than try to make me feel good. Maybe that's because we didn't grow up in an era where everyone got medals just for participating?



      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      On more than one occasion, I'd make statements and then be challenged to back them up. Ate enough crow to hate the darn birds now. Took my lumps and learned, and I'm still here five years later.

      Yep, I know exactly what you mean.

      Today you see new members come on here from time to time who've been told that they need to post authoratatively in order to establish themselves as experts. They do get called onto the carpet, mostly. But not quite in the same way as years past.




      Originally Posted by Cataclysm1987 View Post

      I think as soon as you have a "Main Internet Marketing" area of the forum, you are simply asking for people to come in and post about whatever the hell they want.
      Unless of course people adjust their glasses and note that there are quite a few subcategories. Or if they'd read the stickies that are labeled things like "New members: read this."

      Although the people who don't read those sorts of things (or don't care) might be the same types of folks who don't read (or care about) terms or services on other sites. Then they come crying on here when they get banned from this, that or the other thing for trying to get around the site's rules.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cali16
        Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

        Yep. And I once heard a story about how the mods had to walk barefoot through the snow, uphill both ways, just to get to this forum.
        Isn't it funny how everyone (over a certain age, so it seems) "walked barefoot, uphill, through the snow..." even if they lived their entire life in Southern California or some other warm, sunny place?!
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