Goodness, Jeff, you`ve done a stellar job convincing me you`re passionate.
Though I mostly disagree with you, I respect your right to free speech and your own opinion. But c`mon, at least in the SuN community, could you find room in your arsenal for diplomacy, tact, or common courtesy? Many of us think Danae`s idea has merit. Perhaps it will only appeal to a small market, but I`ll bet there IS a market for it. I`m pretty sure Danae was looking for constructive criticism and honest feedback. I fail to find the credentials that authorize you to pass judgement so summarily as in your a-b-c list of insults. The very nature of "community" in this context is one of mutual benefit, a place of fellowship or friendly association (per Webster`s New World Dictionary). Lighten up a little.
It is not a "do it yourself" book, but a "make informed decisions" book.
Topics included in the book would be:
--Choosing a domain name and hosting company
--Making a website easy to use, pleasant to look at, and useful to visitors
--Marketing online--things to do and things to avoid
--Things you can use a website for other than an online brochure
<< c) this product has zero market potential>>
What market have you been elected to represent? Mass or universal appeal is only one criteria used to estimate a product`s potential. Think left-handed golf clubs.
<<Most products die a lonely death for the simple reason that they just aren`t that viable. I believe that this is one of them.>>
Thanks for providing confirmation of my theory that you can be honest without being obnoxious.
And don`t assume I hadn`t already visited your website, or that I haven`t read this forum from the beginning. I only hoped you`d realize you were starting to sound like you were a self-appointed judge and jury (reference to absence of credentials). Your education and professional associations, impressive as they may be, still don`t fill that void.
The people who see merit in the project are probably those who, like me, do not have a technical background in web design. Professionals in the field would have every reason to think it beneath them.
I am an overly busy person who doesn`t have the time to look all over the web to try and find information. I think, if there was a way to do this that could be kept up to date, it would have merit for those of us who are not versed in the subject. While most of you think it isn`t viable because it can be found everywhere on the web -- it isn`t all together.
That aspect alone would make it viable for me.