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8:55 pm on May 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I was just wondering (and don't shoot me please :) ) what's the added value of the WebmasterWorld Supporters Forum? There is already so much information in the free forum. What will I find in the supporters forum that's not in the free forum? Or is it just a way to support Webmasterworld (hence, supporters forum ;) )?

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9:19 pm on May 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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this topic comes up quite a bit :)

[webmasterworld.com...]

all I can personally say is that I "try" and read EVERY single thread in supporters forum, whether relevant to my knowledge/needs/business or NOT.

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12:37 am on May 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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turbohost--

Have you read Brett's Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone [webmasterworld.com]? Yes, that's on the free side. Think of how valuable that post alone is. Now multiply that by 20 or 50 or 100, with posts made by the experts in their fields.

As has been said many times before, much of what is posted in the Supporters forum is available on the "outside" as well. It's just that on the "inside" those posts tend to be more concise, along the lines of Brett's post, and less along the lines of "My site dropped in Google; how do I fix that?".

And as it has been said before, joining is a way to acknowledge the hard work that goes into making such a great resource available to us.

7:54 pm on May 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm no seo wizzkid. Joined the supporters forum because I thought the Guy deserved some financial contribution for all his effort and expenditure. Its only fair given the amount of info that I drained from the forums. I think a few more readers should play fair and join.
10:15 pm on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think there is top notch information and advice both in here and outside... indeed my hat is off to Nick_W, DrDoc and SuzyUK in CSS without whose guidance my site wouldn't be what it is.

But I think there's a little bit more personality back here, which is something I value.

And I've found you do get to hear about things here a little bit sooner than you might do on the outside.

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I'm really planning to get access sometime soon. I keep clicking what looks like a really good topic and get that irritating sign up screen. Just the post titles on the front page are enough to convince me. But... at this this point in my life, $90 isn't a terribly small amount of money.
1:14 am on May 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ah... but after you join the back room, it will be. >;->
12:38 am on May 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Reading that back 24 hours later, it sounds a little ambiguous.

I don't mean to say that joining the back room will suddenly make you a lot richer. Rather, once you've paid up and the payment is behind you, the backroom discussions will seem well worth it and you won't miss the $90 - and it won't seem like a very big sacrifice to have made.

I did feel in the same boat as you a couple of months back.

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I really think that I have to support WebmasterWorld, even if it doesn´t give me anything. Now that I have some money put aside, I will subscribe.
12:07 am on June 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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*sigh* I'm NOT going to say what I really think about the supporters' forum.

But I AM going to say that the payment is value-added for the REST of WebmasterWorld. That's the truth, and isn't mud-slinging or snideness of ANY kind. If you've garnered as much real assistance and value from the rest of the topics here as I have, you will pony up the money with a smile.

8:22 pm on June 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My auto renewal email notice came today. Best $89 I spend online and the ROI is great. What would it cost me for just an hour to consult with some of the pros here?

Its worth the $89 even if you never go back there.

9:42 pm on June 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You don't think you've gotten $90 of information on the outside?
11:57 pm on June 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Was that pointed at me, graywolf?

I think my post indicated that yes, I was willing to pony up the $90 JUST because of the "outside" value....

6:42 am on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If I where to ask a question in the supporters forum would it be answered?
10:02 am on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It will be answered as probably as in the outside. But the quality of the posts is generally higher in supporters.
3:16 am on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I joined as a gesture of support for the site as a whole, and because I was curious to see what was in the supporters' forum. I don't regret it.
9:27 am on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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...just put it this way: in the Supporter's Forum there are no threads complaining that anyone wasted their money.
10:42 pm on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ah.... bill....

Since I'm actually NOT into starting flame wars, I chose not to post exactly that sort of thread....

5:25 pm on June 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Doesnt anyone believe in fair play anymore or is it all me me me. Almost anyone who is into SEO who reads here has received a lot more than $90 dollars worth of info both inside and outside the supporters forum. Why this sort of discussion occurs is beyond me. I'm used to paying a fair price for what ever I get and not bumming a free ride at someone elses expense. Perhaps this whole website should become subscription only. I'm sure there would be no shortage of takers and a lot of those who dont contribute would suddenly start.
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JudgeJeffries: I'm NOT into seo. I never was. It's doubtful I ever will be. I was MASSIVELY disappointed to discover the overwhelming number of (PERSONAL OPINION!) dreck posts in the supporters' forum - meaning those which deal only with seo etc. and which have LESS THAN ZERO interest for me.

Mostly because of posts here in the "outside" (and since I was not offered the option to simply look at the supporters' forum first) I paid for 6 months. I'm STILL disappointed. If the supporters' forum had a decent indexing facility, was split into various sections, or possessed a search script that worked (outside of what functionality can be had by using google), I wouldn't be so bummed. That's bummed by the lack of info I really was hoping for, not by the money, btw.

REGARDLESS, I still consider that I am getting what I paid for: because I STILL get great info and help "outside" for the most part.

10:16 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Don't worry about what you can contribute, I'm sure you'll be able to help people back there as you you can out in the open forums, and as you learn more you'll be able to help those that feel the same as you now.

I don't post loads, either in the open forums or in the supporters forum, as I feel I'm still learning a lot about SE Marketing. I subscribed because I gained so much from the open forums, was curious about what might be back there, and was happy to support this site. I don't regret it for a minute.

 

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