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12:40 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am a long-time follower/contributor at WebmasterWorld.

First of all, I must say that although this is a wacky and extremely volatile and dynamic
industry, WebmasterWorld is a great comfort zone, as it allows us to interact on a daily basis,
with those that are in the same business as me. This is extremely refreshing, needless to say.

Secondly, the moderators of this board do a superlative job of answering questions to the
best of their abilities, in an extremely timely fashion. To me, this is what makes this board,
what it is today.

My only suggestion, and please don't take this as a criticism, is that it is sometimes hard
to wade through lengthy threads, and come up with salient points from it. For these lengthy
threads, a reader can sometimes get lost in the detail, and the various tangents that a thread
ultimately takes. To remedy this, I would love to see the Moderators pick, choose, and summarize
key issues and salient points, in a SUMMARY category. I realize that there are "sticky" threads
and posts, but this would be more of a paraphrasing of salient summary issues. Perhaps the
moderators could build a facility in the forum mechanism, that would allow each thread to be
preluded with such a summary post. I don't think this would cut down on readership, and actually,
I think it might increase it. It would be a novel concept, and I think it would accentuate what
is already, an outstanding forum.


3:48 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I like the idea! The main problem I see is that a summery would be out dated almost as soon as it is written. The key would be knowing when a topic has conclude and if there are likely to be more changes.

Another issue would be knowing where the facts are. If we look at some of the long threads there is a lot of user opinion expressed. I can see it being difficult to create an accurate summery what would meet everyones needs.


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