Special note from the chief community officer ...
keycon has appropriately expressed what we know to be the feelings of the StartupNation community regarding posts that are blatantly self-promoting. We completely agree. I spend time every day reviewing the posts that go up in the forum to determine if they meet the posted guidelines (there is a link in the left margin of every forum page to those guidelines). This is one I would have deleted and then sent a message to the poster alerting them.
In this case, since keycon beat me to the punch and so eloquently expressed his reaction, I will leave this post up as an example of the behind-the-scenes diligence that we take in our commitment to ensure that the forum continues to be a valuable resource for the StartupNation community.
I am also copying below the message that is sent to those who violate the posting guidelines. We now have a Marketplace
here at StartupNation where the listing of products and services is appropriate and encouraged.
A special thanks goes out to all those like keycon who alert us to inappropriate posts by selecting the red "Report abuse" link located in the header line of every single post. This is your community and you help to make it great with your active participation.
Let`s keep STARTING IT UP!!!
Here`s the message sent to those who violate the posting guidelines:
Welsh, here. I’m chief community officer of StartupNation. We love having you
as a part of the StartupNation community and are thrilled with your
participation in the forum discussions.
post of yours was deleted from the public forum as it was deemed to not fit the
Community Forum Posting Guidelines. You may not have had
the opportunity to review the guidelines prior to your post, but please do so
in order to ensure that future posts meet the guidelines.
the forum is the place for discussion, the StartupNation Marketplace is where you can create
free listings of the products and services that you offer, and also list
available projects that you need help with.
it if you could re-word your post in a manner that is clearly providing value in the context of answering another community
member`s question as stated in the guidelines, and then identify a discussion
topic appropriate for such a reply. Or even begin a post by asking a question
that other community members may respond to.
meantime, feel free to promote yourself & your business in your personal
profile and in the valuable comments that you provide to current topics. That`s
really the best way to get the community interested in what you have to offer -
if they`re impressed with your contribution to the community conversation,
they`ll be more inclined to click on over to your profile & check you out.
the active StartupNation community members landed a big client because the
customer saw how he had interacted in the forums & was impressed with what
If you have any questions please feel free to
contact me directly.
We LOVE to hear from the
StartupNation community, and we especially are excited to know about how we are
impacting the lives of entrepreneurs.
for your great success,
in case you don’t have a copy of your post, I’ve included it below so that you
may use what you’ve already written to create a listing in Marketplace or add
to your profile or edit to use in other forum topics …