Msg#: 4142289 posted 8:55 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just want to say that I've been a member here for a while and I just had a look in my profile and have seen I've spent $890 over the years in subscription fees.
Worth every penny.
I don't use the Supporters forum much, heck I don't even post much - but what I learnt from here in my early days has earnt me much more than what it has cost me.
I cant remember how I found this place now, I think I was trying to solve a perl problem and this place popped up. A few weeks later, it popped up again in a Google search. I started reading here daily (I was at a boring job at the time, and spent a lot of time reading).
I still pop in several times a week and scan the front page for anything interesting but the forum no longer solves problems for me.
If I want to learn how to do something, I'll google it. most of the time I'll find the answer in someones blog, or stackoverflow. WebmasterWorld rarely seems to pop up in Google with the answer anymore.
There is a lot of good information here. The problem with forums is that they are ephemeral, good stuff tends to disappear easily. I know there is the library feature but it's not that easy to use.
I don't know - All I can think of is some sort of thread tagging system. Need to know the CSS to make a form look good? Hit the CSS > Styling Forms tag.
Not sure how it will work, but there should be a way of making the evergreen stuff here, stay easily accessible.
Maybe use information on which thread have been flagged the most as a starting point for digging out the gems.
If I was a new user today, I probably would take one look at WebmasterWorld and think - this site hasnt been updated for a while, and hit the back button. Though I'm used to it, it looks dated (It looked dated when I joined in the early 2000s). I know it is shallow to judge a book by its cover but people do.