The ABC-benefits of this forum

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by Steve_S, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Steve_S

    Steve_S New Member

    Forums are about discussions between 3 types of persons...

    Person A : expects to gain knowledge (the A-benefit).
    Person B : has the knowledge, so he/she wants something else (the B-benefit) in return for providing the A-benefit.
    Person C : the scam-artist who wants the B-benefit without providing the A-benefit

    Now what's the B-benefit?

    I think you all know what the B-benefit is. Yet, the majority of people who expect to get the A-benefit hate to get that benefit from those who want the B-benefit. That's because it is sometimes very difficult to see the difference between person B and person C.

    Which brings me to the conclusion of this post...

    The only "lazy" way to get rid of Person C is by setting up strict forum- rules (no B-benefits). Yet, as a side effect, Person B, who wants the B-benefit, won't provide the A-benefit, and ... as a result of that... the forum will slowly die.

    I sincerely hope that this forum won't make the same mistake. I have many answers to many questions. But I have to admit that I am not Mother Theresa.

    Good luck to all of you !

    Steve
     
  2. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

  3. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    It is not possible to have a fool proof system. Many people get some useful information from a forum like this. You also come across people who indulge in some mischief. There are people who even post links to porn sites in forums like these. It is a price we have to pay. Nothing in this world is perfect.
     
  4. Steve_S

    Steve_S New Member

    Hi Vishal,

    Thanks for your reply. As a matter of fact, I didn't expect my post to be accepted. But since you did accept it (thank you), please allow me to ad that I didn't mean any harm. I can see that you have your mind focussed on this forum, which is excellent. I know how hard it is to run a forum... , not too many people realize how hard it is. I hope you can find a way to keep the momentum going.

    Take care,

    Steve
     
  5. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Steve for taking my views in a sporting way [​IMG] Forum owners/moderators have very short tempers [​IMG]
     

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