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Posted By: Jim Wilson In Response To: Re: I Enjoy Tearing MLM's Apart. (Harcortm)
Tuesday, 10 January 2006, at 7:36 a.m.
In Response To: Re: I Enjoy Tearing MLM's Apart. (Harcortm)
You seem to believe that "newbies" who come here are abused. This is so far from the truth it is pathetic.
Would you go to a meeting of top business people in your community and, without even knowing the rules of the meeting, begin by spouting off? How do you think you would be received?
It is quite likely that the veteran members of this business association would correct your actions and explain how you might better become a part of their community.
And so it is in the world of online discussion boards. There are certain rules. Not knowing those rules is no excuse for breaking them; once they have been broken you are likely to be told, sometimes in a not-so-nice manner, how you need to mend your ways.
Try speeding in your town and when you get pulled over tell the cop that you didn't realize the speed limit was so low. You will still get the ticket even though you didn't know you broke the law in the first place.
"Newbies" are welcomed on every board that I know of. They actually, quite often, ask some of the most interesting questions. But they need to realize that there are rules that must be followed. Anyone who doesn't feel that the rules on boards like this are unreasonable or unfair can move on; no harm no foul. But if people do come here to post they are held to a standard. Noone is above it and those who don't fully understand it are better off learning more about it BEFORE they begin posting.
The simple summary is this; the only time "newbies" get blasted here is when they come in and post ads, attack people who are well-respected, or post something that doesn't fit the basic mode of the board. I challenge you or anyone else to point out any other time where a "newbie" was made to feel unwelcome.
There is a learning curve involved in becoming a "member" of boards such as this one. We all still learn and grow as we stop in and post. "Newbies", as the people who don't even have a rep to fall back upon, need to be extremely careful of getting off to the wrong start. Coming in, posting a thinly vailed ad for something or a drive-by article tells a great deal about you. And that's the real difference between the "newbie" and the veteran. The "newbie" doesn't know better and thinks that their post is a great new idea of a method that might get traffic coming into their offer/website. They are essentially trying to steal free advertising and yet they, according to your post, should be treated gently?
Enuff said. As a matter of fact I have to go and nuke a newbie ad off of my board.
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