There was a time when virtually every thread contained some value for anyone who was interested in understanding offline marketing. Discussions were meaningful and robust even if once in a while there would be an outburst of anger.
It appears that people have started to use this thread as a "free" vehicle to promote their WSO or signature.
Some people who are normally in the WSO section show up here like clockwork in an obvious attempt to "bump" their WSO thread.
I used to recommend this forum to people who were looking for advice and information, I can't remember the last time I did that.
I see, or should say I don't see, many of the forum members who used to post threads, and contribute valuable insights are all but gone. The only time I see some of the names I'm talking about is when an old thread gets bumped.
There are many great things you can say about the internet, but there are tragic things as well. One of those tragic elements is that when a vehicle like a forum starts to go down the tubes, it's unlikely that it will ever get back to the value that once made it worth the time spent.
If there's a way to bring this back, it's only going to be through the action of members who are here because we understand the value of this forum. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Perhaps if we start ignoring the self-promoters and reporting the spammers in the right way, this forum can beat the odds. I hope so at least.