webcentric - 11:48 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Well, was staying out of this one but perhaps a word or two is appropriate. Can't say I'm pro Google or anti-Google but rather a realist. If the discussion is about making money with Adsense or getting traffic from SERPS (off-topic here), my point would be that they are moving targets and reading between the lines may work for some but learning how to read between the lines in a place like this is not necessarily an inherent skill. Details are important when describing a moving target. I'll venture that even the most seasoned webmaster in here is scratching his/her head over some of the recent changes we're witnessing and my motives for posting here and elsewhere have always revolved around learning and stimulating the conversation.
If you're here, you're probably trying to make a living off Adsense (just an assumption). Some are succeeding, some are failing and some are treading water but the big G isn't standing still, regardless of how it's impacting folks. I agree that the constant reports of how your day is going is fairly irrelevant to the average reader because no on knows what you're doing to achieve that success or failure. You might be breaking every rule in G's playbook or you may be walking the straight and narrow. The niche you're in plays into this as well and I have a sneaky sense that a lot of the people that banter back and forth here with no explanation for their success/failure are aware of more details about each other that the general board user is aware of. That makes the discussion (taking place between the lines) essentially an inside conversation and if you're not in the club, too bad. Which is too bad because communities like this depend on community input and the sharing of ideas and information. Board rules make this difficult and proprietary concerns are also valid. Still, I shake my head sometimes out of frustration because I really want a more open discussion. Just did a word count on this and realized I've gone too far again. ;)
p.s. The point about other topics getting scant attention on this board is spot on.