I am confused BrandAlchemy...I have not only gotten but I feel given advice on MANY subjects on these forums...and I think most of the people here could say the same thing. Do you create friendships and potential swap type situations here!? YES...of course you do...that is what we in business call NETWORKING! I go to Chamber of Commerce meetings in my area for the EXACT same reason...to meet with like-minded potential business associates and partners who can either offer me something or who I can offer something to! Online is nice...I dont have to spend gas money getting to a meeting...not to mention...my networking has now gone GLOBAL because of this very site instead of strictly businesses and business people in my area.
I guess my confusion is this...What exactly are you looking to get out of a community such as this one here at SuN, if networking is not your goal!?
I think maybe you should read more of the forum threads than just the Coffee Talk area if you feel that information and knowledge is not being shared. What about the blogs, the community podcasts, the articles, the information area....did you skip over all that!? I am very confused by your response.