pageoneresults - 12:46 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Anyone who can sum up their day in 140 characters isn't someone you're going to get interesting conversation out of to begin with.
I take it you don't use Twitter? ;)
How does WebmasterWorld remain relevant? By keeping up with and outpacing the others. But, that is not the WebmasterWorld way. Much of the culture here centers around old school traditional values and methods. There are two generations now clashing at the public level, the old and, the new. While the traditional methods have appealed to the old, they don't do well with the new and changes need to take place.
Social Media needs to be incorporated into the platform. The ability to share discussions easily and/or a specific reply within the discussion which has always been a challenge due to users individual forum display settings.
Allow links. Yes, I know this has been the primary reason the old timers still hang out here, the no links policy. Well, I'm going to agree that it is time to change that. You have the talent and know-how to allow a URI posting policy, just do it and get some people back over here that have left for greener pastures where quality links are shared most of the time. Sure, there will be a few who abuse and you nuke em, it's that simple.
All this old school formatting you're toting around needs to change too. I'm used to the layout after 11 years of visiting but I'm sure the newcomers are a bit lost, it is not what they are used to seeing at the many other online resources. That can be a positive thing or in this case, I think it has turned into a negative.
It's time to take this 1990s Muscle Car and bring it up to 21st Century Tech. A new paint job, new interior, suspension, drivetrain, custom wheels, tires, and a FIRE breathing beast of an engine. Add a Turbo or Supercharger, a little Nitrous and we'll be off to the races!