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Article on Search Engine Forums

 8:33 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here's the link:


I linked to page 2. :)


jeremy goodrich

 8:36 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Somebody needs to tell them that when the shorten WebmasterWorld - as they did several times - it's using another companies trademark. Big mistake. When people are searching for the W, the M, and then another w, it's a trademark owned by another company.


 7:38 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the tip on the intials for WebMasterWorld. I'll be happy to change them. I just want you to know that you can always feel free to take a moment and email me if you see an error in a story, there's no need to make public criticisms, I've never claimed to know everything. (Shh...dont' tell my husband that!)

I sent email to the owners of each forum looking for feedback and information for the article. I was unable to get any type of response from this forum, so I had to go with what I had. (Incidentally, I've spent quite a bit of time on this and other forums and have never seen anyone mention a problem with the initials.)

As for how long it takes to change, only as long as it takes for me to realize there was a mistake made. Since I just now read this thread, you can count on it to be changed shortly.

Have a wonderful day. :)

[edited by: thejenn at 7:53 pm (utc) on Feb. 3, 2003]


 7:52 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

> there's no need to make public criticisms

Isn't that statement also a public criticism?


 8:26 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

LOL. I guess it's all in the intent. My sincerest apologies to Jeremy if he felt that comment was criticism. ;)


 8:49 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the spotting DG, and thanks for the article Jenn. A well rounded piece. (also thanks for the update).

jeremy goodrich

 9:24 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

If my other post sounded harsh, my apologies.

Just fyi, [websearch.about.com...]

you should change the initials of this place to 'WebmasterWorld' there as well.

And, SEF -> has shown banners forever, so I don't think they would be classified as 'contributionware'...though perhaps you mean in the sense that they probably don't make much $$$ from their banners? ;)

Other than that, nice overview.

I actually visited one of the other forums you mentioned in your write up - at the bottom of the screen, the software told me,
most ever users online was 15
Funny stuff.


 10:16 pm on Feb 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nice catch, thanks! (my dsl went down today, it's been hectic...)

I don't think banners dissallow someplace from being contributionware...I figure so long as they don't charge you to participate, they fit the bill. (which pretty much puts all the forums in that clump.)

As for the 15 users...everyone starts somewhere, eh? I found it encouraging to know that there are such a variety of forums out there that all personality types can find somewhere to fit in. ;)

jeremy goodrich

 1:06 am on Feb 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry about your dsl connection.



 12:57 pm on Feb 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very nice article, thejenn

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