said 1 year, 2 months ago:
@juleswebb Ah, Miss Jules, my favorite techy hero! So glad when I see you pop up here. Makes me feel safer. Wish I had you here to rescue my computer right now.
About Point 1, me agree three.
About Point 2, can we triple? Yall will have to fix me up or just let me play tagalong fifth wheel, tee hee.
@annfurnivall @nelsonta Nelson, my computer has been totally crashing for two weeks now, and am lucky right now that this reply to your post is getting through, hopefully. Dea can tell you what a horrible disaster this has been for me, and I disappeared from the LeaderBoard for a couple days because of that. So I promise I’ll come back and explain exactly what my personal goals are, how I try to contribute to the Networking Clubs, and what Iusually schedule time for to try to do for new members when I can.
Having been here since Christmas, and having the notorious eagle eye that I do, it’s apparent to me that people have a variety of legimate goals for contributing to the Clubs, even those goals which include trying to get on the LeaderBoard, and most who do really are contributing. I could give you a list of about the 100 most frequent contributors without looking at any computer data counter. And might I add, Dea and Jules are definitely two of them and you’ll see their helpful information and/or questions often in these forums.
But, Jules, because the points section only shows activity for a set amount of activity, showing nothing else beyond a certain number of them, looking at individual point lists now reveals little useful information. Previously, that was important. Not so now, since Mike Stelzner made sure that the LeaderBoard reflected only the most involved contributors for the last 30 days on a rolling basis. That way, people can’t just rack up points and sit back and do nothing. It also gives new members a better chance to appear on the board, not like it was when I joined.
I think Dea can tell you that when I don’t think something is fair, I do NOT stay silent about it. So all in all, given the limitations of any system, I’d say the system is finally pretty fair and balanced. Mike wants contributors and helpers here, not people who focus strictly on any points. He’s made that very sternly clear. And many have been kicked off and banned from these Clubs for not playing by his rules. By the same token, I can honestly say there WILL come a time when we ALL do something without thinking… and WHAM… you’ll get a big RED message warning you that if you do that again, you are outta here! So trust me when I say, Mike really is on top of things here. He doesn’t tolerate people who game the system. He is, however, very fair and just, even standing behind those he KNOWS have no ill intent when others believe they do. I, for one, can tell you I now agree on pretty much all of his decisions regarding those instances. And those involved have proved themselves honorable and are still here doing there thing.
After a while here, you’ll see what I mean. Forgive me for now, as I must run more computer saving programs before I sleep. Promise I’ll be back…
@deairby And Miss Dea, what can I say, our fearless leader and Master club moderator? How about… I just love you and would follow you anywhere! Especially to Chili’s! You see, friends, I met Dea in the Clubs, but as it turns out, she lives about an hour away from me, so we met for lunch at Chili’s. That’s exactly why I started the Regional Forums, so others could network with those who live close to them. I am very thankful for all the expertise, help, support, business associations, and friendships I’ve made in these Clubs.
There is most certainly incredible value here to be shared. I hope yall make the best of it for your business and personal goals, too. We are ALL up against the Big Buggaboo Google everyday no matter what business we are in. Personally, I’ve found the Clubs to be a very good replica and model for dealing with Google’s buggaboos. Once I realized that, I set one of my goals to develop good social media habits here. Obviously, it’s been working for me. And all it boils down to, really, is just making a habit of things that work. Nothing sinister, just the good repetitive habits. That’s all.
Did I say I only had a minute to share? Woopsy! Gotta go save my computer again…