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Prospero
Posts: 54
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on 07/12/2011

"The measure of an engaged community is the eclectic activity of its forums." Who wrote that?

I pop in and I'm trying to engage.....but there's not much happening.

Wizzlers need to start spouting. There is a cautious tentative engagement here. When I made my first Squidoo Lens I didn't dip a toe in the forum - I dived in at the deep end. I may have caused a few waves, but boy...there were tough swimmers in the sea and it was challenging.

I'm finding myself losing interest in Wizzley - which is a shame because there are folk here which I have an affinity for. I like stimulating debate. I like controversy. I like banter. I like to educate and inform. I like robust conversation. I like to play devils advocate. I even appreciate constructive criticism - "appreciate" as opposed to accept!

Should I stay or should I go? I've got a pencil which needs constant sharpening - but that's because I'm irresistible! (Modesty forbids me to expand on that euphemism!)

By the way - the answer to the first question: It's me!

AJ
Posts: 251
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on 07/12/2011

Sorry matey but I have been too busy setting up some websites to be interacting much with anyone recently.

To be fair, I think we just need to give the Wizzley forum time to grow. Some of us are coming to the end of a long school term and thinking ahead to our holiday .

Am sure things will liven up more towards the end of the holiday period.

chefkeem
Admin
Posts: 3394
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on 07/12/2011

 

Prospero: 12. Jul 2011, 14:56

(Modesty forbids me to expand on that euphemism!)

If you were truly modest, you would cover that euphemism with a band aid or something. Without proper treatment these things can grow into throbbing bumps. Once, in a careless moment, I scratched one open. You won't believe the nastiness of that ooze...


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Digby_Adams
Posts: 698
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on 07/12/2011

I used to write at HubPages and was often embarrassed or irritated by most of the forums. I wasn't proud to have any of my content associated with them. Especialy since HubPages put links to the forum on our Hubs. So I think it's nice to have a quiet and professional forum.

There were also many newbies to the internet writing there. So often the forum posts were pleas for help. It seems that the majority of writers here are very experienced, so there's less need to interact for help.

I came here to write and make money. Usually I pop in to see if there's something I need to know about new policies or best practices. This is important because Wizzley is so new and Panda needs to be watched.

The forums will start to grow as we get to know each other. That will be lots of fun. I trust the folks in charge here to keep it as pleasant as it is now.

petunia
Posts: 114
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on 07/12/2011

Much the same for me, Digby.  I check in to see if there is anything I need to know.  And thankful for a quiet professional forum. 

 


Life is what happens while you are making other plans. http://life-after-60.com
bev-owens
Posts: 91
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on 07/12/2011

Me too. I'm grateful for the professional, encouraging, helpful forum.

I used to love the comraderie at the other platform but then it seemed things changed to where there was so many mean spirited people who would almost "attack" for no good reason.

I also think AJ is right....lots of people are on Summer Break and aren't on their computers as much for the "chatting" and interaction. Once the kids are back in school, vacations are over, yard work gets finished...people will start to interact again.

pkmcr
Posts: 458
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on 07/13/2011

I like the calm professionalism of the forum.  I also like that when I have something to ask or clarify I can get a very quick answer here.


Kingfisher
Posts: 4
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on 07/13/2011

Agree Digby, I don't like how Hubpages put a link to your forum entries on your profile page.

bizilady
Posts: 122
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on 07/13/2011

you're on Hubpages,Kingfisher?

you don't mention it on your profile..ashamed of forum ? ok I like people being honest and no I don't particiapte in the arguements.

many people have two accounts; one for articles and one for forum.

hope to see you there and get to know who you are.Wink


Do what makes you happy- I write and create Hubpages
Prospero
Posts: 54
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on 07/13/2011

There you go. Now wasn't that a flurry of activity! It probably didn't achieve much, but it got you talking. It's still a bit stuffy but you'll lighten up eventually!

bizilady
Posts: 122
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on 07/13/2011

i have to bite my tongue alot ,I'll get in trouble!Tongue out


Do what makes you happy- I write and create Hubpages
lakeerieartists
Posts: 769
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on 07/13/2011

To be totally honest, I find many forums a waste of time.  I spend so much time working my butt off (and why it doesnt' actually come off, dang it, I don't know) trying to build a business, get to family activities, and breathe a little, that I do not spend too much time on forums anywhere.  I pop in, see if there is something relevant that I want to say or read, then pop back out and get back to work.

I don't have too much time to waste, and when I do, I want to waste it offline doing fun activities.

This forum is only a few weeks old, but has already established itself as a calm, and professional forum for help and ideas exchanges.  What a relief!


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
bizilady
Posts: 122
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on 07/14/2011

I don't think forums are a waste of time if you're informing others of your new articles or websites.

It does help gain some traffic.right?

 

 


Do what makes you happy- I write and create Hubpages
sandralynnsparks
Posts: 26
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on 07/14/2011

Two words beh zee. Too. But I am checking by every day.

Kingfisher
Posts: 4
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on 07/15/2011

 

bizilady: 13. Jul 2011, 09:19

you're on Hubpages,Kingfisher?

you don't mention it on your profile..ashamed of forum ? ok I like people being honest and no I don't particiapte in the arguements.

many people have two accounts; one for articles and one for forum.

hope to see you there and get to know who you are.Wink

Yep, I am on Hubpages bizilady but wanted to keep my profiles seperate. I just wanted to start fresh here on Wizzley, I don't think the cross promotion would benifit me too much, just hoping to get more Google traffic.

Also I just noticed that there is a listing of your forum activity on your Wizzley profile page and it's under the news tab next to the articles tab. I guess it's 'hidden' unless you activly search for it.

nightowl
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Posts: 519
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on 07/15/2011

 

Kingfisher: 15. Jul 2011, 01:09

 Also I just noticed that there is a listing of your forum activity on your Wizzley profile page and it's under the news tab next to the articles tab. I guess it's 'hidden' unless you activly search for it.

This is actually a new feature we just implemented. Simon is working on making it an optional feature that can be turned off, for those who don't like it. Also, visitors who are not logged in will be seeing the list of articles as the default view.


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