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Why is webmasterworld so anonymous?
Why is webmasterworld so anonymous?
spiritualseo

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Msg#: 3358959 posted 10:36 am on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Why in the world is webmasterworld so anonymous? I can hardly find out who is who even when I view the 'profile page' of the poster. Come on people, is tis some kind of a mafia? Can't you even allow a person to post his/her website and/or email address in the profile if he/she wishes to do so? Use a 'nofollow' for the link if tis is what concerns you. Otherwise, wat is the possible reason for maintaining this level of anonymity? It's high time you show some level of recognition (possibly returns) to the posters who hav made tis forum an authority.

 

mattur

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 10:50 am on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Some prefer this anonymity for personal or professional reasons, myself included. There's nothing to stop you registering under your real name, and you can publish your URL in your profile, if you wish to.

engine

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 11:02 am on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld

Why in the world is webmasterworld so anonymous?

For the record, information about WebmasterWorld is here [webmasterworld.com...]

I can hardly find out who is who even when I view the 'profile page' of the poster.

Surely, that's an option of privacy. It's up to the poster if they decide to include their profile on public view. They may decide to remain incognito so that they are not spammed or marketed.

Come on people, is tis some kind of a mafia?

I'm not sure I understand the connection there. ;)
Mafia [en.wikipedia.org]
"The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily."

WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]
"This site is a service to the web site administrator community. We are here for WebmasterWorld members to discuss the process of doing business on the internet."

Can't you even allow a person to post his/her website and/or email address in the profile if he/she wishes to do so?

But they can add it to their profile. When new users show up to use that as a method of self promotion, the site is not automatically shown.

Otherwise, wat is the possible reason for maintaining this level of anonymity?

Privicy, and that's up to the membership.

It's high time you show some level of recognition (possibly returns) to the posters who hav made tis forum an authority.

With all due respect, as you have only been a member since Apr 18, 2007, and with two posts, perhaps you've not had the opportunity to spend time in the WebmasterWorld community.

If you've not had the chance, take a look over this post [webmasterworld.com...]

Also, here's the WebmasterWorld mission statement.
Mission:
This site is a service to the web site administrator community. We are here for WebmasterWorld members to discuss the process of doing business on the internet. Running a website takes a great deal of knowledge. The design, coding, maintenance, promotion, marketing, and management of a website is almost an impossible task for one person alone without extensive training. We are here as a forum for the members to share and gain knowledge in operating and promoting a website. Think of us as part of your extended site development and process team.

We are not here to actually do business with one another.

I hope that goes some way to answering your questions.

phranque

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 11:15 am on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld, spiritualseo!

you always have the option to fully identify yourself by signing your posts.
=8)

see this recent discussion of sigs [webmasterworld.com]

spiritualseo

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 2:27 pm on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much for the clarification. Appreciate it.

jomaxx

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jomaxx us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 7:00 am on Jun 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

You can speak frankly or you can identify yourself personally, but usually not both.

Things have actually gotten worse since AdSense became such a phenomenon. It used to be thast most people would have their sites in their profiles. But since AdSense, you don't want to get into a disagreement with anyone because they might clickbomb you and conceivably drive you out of business. And you don't want to say you're doing well, or 50 people will get the brilliant idea to copy your site word for word. Better to stay anonymous.

mfishy

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 6:27 pm on Jun 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I won't even allow my dog to view my websites, think I am going to post a profile on on eof the busiest sites in the entire free world?

D_Blackwell

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 3:53 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

phranques link to a very similar thread is a good one.

You can speak frankly or you can identify yourself personally, but usually not both.

For some, depending upon their niche and/or position - very very true. But there is also a (un)healthy surfeit of self-importance here:)) I must orbit a smaller moon than most.

Yet - without privacy a lot of useful stuff wouldn't get said here. Of course, accountability is lower, so one has to sift out the junk.

Edge

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 1:23 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

"Why in the world is webmasterworld so anonymous?"

Personally, I think there are thousands of reasons. My perception is that there are big players with small voices, small players with big voices, and everything else here from ultra white hats to super-spammers.

I think some individuals simply do not want others to inspect their sites for ego, legitimacy and other reasons. Can you imagine a sex site webmaster posting their URL here and sharing er.. um.. intimate knowledge about Google. I perceive that competition is aggressive in that webspace.

I personally give enough information within my profile for anybody to figure out who I am and in fact welcome any feedback or other comments one may have. However, I rarely if ever have got any comments from this community though my visitors (engineers) are quick to share any errors they find.

I personally would like to see more transparency with the posters on this webmasterworld..

[edited by: Edge at 1:25 pm (utc) on June 20, 2007]

BeeDeeDubbleU

WebmasterWorld Senior Member beedeedubbleu us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 7:25 am on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

WW is the most conservative of forums but I do agree with the anonimity. However I wish that everyone would put their country in their signature. Sometimes questions cannot be answered without knowing where you are. Surely divulging what country you live in is not opening you up to any threat?

Essex_boy

WebmasterWorld Senior Member essex_boy us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 9:17 pm on Jul 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ive posted things on here and regretted it.

Thank god no one knows who I am .......

phranque

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 9:55 pm on Jul 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

but we know where you live...

=8)

BeeDeeDubbleU

WebmasterWorld Senior Member beedeedubbleu us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 8:30 am on Jul 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Unless e's sex boy ;)

ronin

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 11:21 pm on Jul 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

There Be Wyrms.

Brett_Tabke

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 2:45 pm on Jul 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I find it highly ironic that spiritualseo did not show his email or url on his profile. lol

> conservative of forums

lol. Last month we were called the "most liberal of tree huggers on the net".

...must be doing something right.

Personally, I think there are thousands of reasons. My perception is that there are big players with small voices, small players with big voices, and everything else here from ultra white hats to super-spammers.

Don Pardo - tell the man what he has won...

Our job is to play host/hostess and sometimes referee to keep the playing field level.

BeeDeeDubbleU

WebmasterWorld Senior Member beedeedubbleu us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3358959 posted 3:10 pm on Jul 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I find it highly ironic that spiritualseo did not show his email or url on his profile. lol

Me too. Perhaps he/she could tell us why? ;)

> conservative of forums

I actually used this term because I saw it used to describe WW on another website. I do think that WW is quite conservative in its overall approach to the content that it permits but this is not necessarily a bad thing. There are other quite well known forums whose credibility is damaged by their liberalism.

[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 3:10 pm (utc) on July 9, 2007]

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