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ENOUGH of the "journey" and "follow me" threads

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by partymarty4870, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    is anyone else getting sick of them - one quarter of the home page must be these kinds of threads today.

    Maybe thery could be in their own section and not show up on the home page, that way people interested could still find them, but people who are actually looking for useful info would have more displayed on the home page.
     
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  2. sandycool

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    I am not getting sick of them.But i do agree that they need a seperate section..
     
  3. bk071

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    I think now mods need to create a journey thread...
    "Follow us as we get rid of all these journey threads"..

    No seriously, I don't think its a really bad thing but the way they use their age in the title is bad.
    "I'm 5 years old.. road to $10/day"
    "17yo follow me as I reach $20/day goal"

    WTH does one's age has to do with their IM ventures? You can start at 7 or you can start at 37.

    +1 for a separate section.
     
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  4. Nigel Farage

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    With this new blog feature, one thing Mods might do is simply move these "follow me" posts to blog.
    These threads are just hooks to get people to pay attention and maybe buy something, give rep+, give thanks, etc...
    Once they are buried in a blog where they belong, people will lose interest in starting them.
    Also noticed some hard-cores are spamming their own blogs, lol right.
    Let's see how well that works out for you, Mr. IM Jeenius
    Maybe a Fiverr gig selling fake follows on BHW blogs, lol roflmao.
     
  5. genesis311

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    Personally I like the threads. If you read through them you will find valuable information often not shared anywhere else on this forum.

    But yes I think they should have there own section and not be one the home page
     
  6. Dawgtown

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    I like to read the occasional journey thread mainly to see people's progress. Unfortunately, they are often poorly written and many are started and mysteriously stopped. The individuals creating these seem to drop off in their commitment to posting and updating their journey. So, I look at each one as a "oh, not another person looking for attention that will inevitably lose interested friends and followers by their failure to follow through with the journey project that they set out to do."

    I am all for seeing these journeys (often to nowhere) located somewhere by themselves.

    My vote has been cast....let's get back to sharing ideas on making money and asking questions that require answers from an experienced forum community.
     
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  7. BlueTurtle

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    What vote? As far as I was aware bhw is a business run by damien. Are you a shareholder and is this a board meeting?

    If you don't like journals then don't read them. They aren't offensive material and they don't damage the forum in any way.

    You say let's get back to sharing ideas on making money and asking questions, lol. Have you looked around lately? When did we ever move away from sharing ideas on making money?
     
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  8. CraigNewmark

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    I see where your nose is at.
     
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  9. 3v0|v3

    3v0|v3 Regular Member

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    Journey threads are great, they show what methods are working and which ones are not. I wouldn't be so fast to hate them.
     
  10. Patel

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    I agree... this bugs me alot. Mods should create a section dedicated to just case studies, journeys, diaries, whatever the fuck you wanna call it. Most of the time they are threads that the OP posts, and the thread is never updated again.
     
  11. bk071

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    I don't 'hate' them really
    But creating a thread, getting a few thanks and then never updating the freaking thread is what bugs me and many others.

    Like someone said above, blogs can be used for this kind of stuff.
     
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    i created what i called a journey thread only 2 years ago
    it wasn't about making profit or look what i got and how.
    it was about journey needing money for a family sickness and
    how i did it and the people of bhw i owe for it, do i regret the post
    nope - because it showed me the things bhw can do for people
    on that journey. this journey extended a life of my closest friend
    by 2yrs. and personally i dont give a crap if u dont like it. u decide
    i called it one worth posting because journeys come in different forms.
    THE JOURNEY
     
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  13. transam7410

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    all those threads are tell tale signs of ex-dp members. who in their right mind would want to follow someone making ten bucks a day im sorry but you can make more than that workin a part time job at burger king
     
  14. GETHITS.YOU50

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    Most of the people starting these threads don't post anymore because they want people to PM them so they can push there sites,links and products.It's sneaky spamming that the mods havnt caught onto or just don't care or too busy to care.PM a few of them and you will see what I mean.
     
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    I guess the sheep need a shepherd, albeit a 17yr old or 15 yr old shepherd
     
  16. marusia

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    Oh, you mean like putting your website as your username? :p
     
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  17. hotwicked

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    So you are saying they are like spammy user names huh?
     
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    I beg to differ. Some of those threads contain real info. In fact, I prefer real life information like that compared to informative post that may just be nothing but theory. Some of the shared info are really copy and paste from a book or ebook without crediting the source to help us get even more info. They obviously have an agenda, but don't have enough time or knowledge. Not all of them do that. But guess what, they are just two sides of the same coin.

    There's nothing wrong with "journey." They appear to the homepage because they are frequently updated, people follow and then post to them. Some of those are not worth our time, but there are also "real life info" to learn from.
     
  20. GETHITS.YOU50

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    So your location...I never heard of a place that has a domain.Is that a new state?