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How about the WebmasterWorld AdSense forum clean out some of the cruft with the same technique? Just make a list of the top 10 most horribly beaten-to-death and repeated-until-we-vomit questions and then number them. Then, when those tired old questions with really nothing new to say whatsoever show up, a moderator can just say "#7" and close the thread!
Think of the thread-space saved!
My nominee for #1:
My AdSense revenue is less than it used to be. Why is Google so mean to me? Wah!
(with a bow to Koan's post)
I m from aol need Add Cents $$$ cn u hlp
Heh! heh! blew me away.
Mumble, mumble years ago. At least 7 I swear, a certain fellow who ran a popular site and dispensed a daily humourous email, one day went into a feral tirade.
Essentially he was going to ban "anyone" with an address email@example.com [you get the picture].
Either get a "real" address or be banned for life. He had a gutful of bounces etc. I know what that was like.
He even published some of the dumb responses he later received "asking why".
Sorry for being OT - tis the season to be jolly
In the CSS Forum...
#1 - How do I replace a 3-column table with CSS?
#2 - How do I get my 3 columns to all be the same height?
In the Perl Forum...
#1 - I am looking for a full featured, professional quality script for my site... It must be free, any suggestions?
#2 - Can someone help me fix this FREE script I got?
In the eCommerce Forum...
#1 - What's the best shopping cart to use?
#2 - Oh yeah, I asked for a #1, but I forgot to say it needs to be free, open source and easy to install and modify.
You want a Sticky Top 10 FAQ? A sub forum for these issues?
The Google Search News has a sticky:
Google Hot Topics - FAQs
Why doesn't this forum have one too?
18 questions answered here:
Tedster's post [webmasterworld.com] (sticky) at the Google Search forum News and a Jatar_k's post [webmasterworld.com] (non-sticky, lost in space) at this AdSense forum are both interesting lists of threads by topic. There is also the Library [webmasterworld.com], including advanced AdSense topics.
It seems that some kind of sticky FAQ for beginners (possibly with topics not covered on the official AdSense FAQ [google.com]) might be also useful on this forum.
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Everybody on board with a newbie FAQ?
A simply stated, point by point FAQ in plain English would be far easier for everyone to grasp.
It might also be a good idea for the Adsense people to provide some easier to comprehend documentation for their non-native-English-speaking publishers in the first place. There are plenty within the US itself, we're a multi-lingual society.
#492. I'm using a bot to promote my site on various forums, do you think that's a violation of the AdSense TOS?
#493. What colors work best for AdSense?
#494. What ad format works best for AdSense on my site?
Grow up, please.
If you're under 18 you shouldn't be in the program, and you still have time to grow up into being an adult. But if you're 18 or over, start acting and thinking like an adult instead of a whimpering baby.
Google is not Yo Momma and doesn't make you brush your teeth, make you eat your vegetables, or ground you or take away your TV privileges because you were a naughty little rascal.
This isn't Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers Neighborhood or Bugs Bunny cartoons, it's about Adsense, which is a business arrangement intended for ethical adults over the age of consent, who know how to read.
If they post asking the same question for the kazillionth time, tell them to do a search through the forum, so that someone else won't have to do it for them.