Danielle (25th January 2010)
No, you misunderstand me - what I meant was that just because the relatively few people reading the thread liked it, doesn't mean that one can presume that everyone did and therefore that is the way to behave - as a company hoping to sell into this market.
Whilst I do see that if you don't like something, you don't have to read it, where exactly does that end? Extreme porn and violence is OK because you don't have to look at it? (yes, I know, an extreme example but you get my point)
I think that this is a cracking site and I would hate to see it go downhill - and IMHO the sort of thing that has been happening lately is not doing edugeek any favours
I think your taking this far to seriously. I know how many reported it and how many people are approximately on here,
And I am not hoping to sell into this market as I am not a sponsor.
There isnt a "search" button for IT Guys on facebook, so if I want to talk to people about IT and technology as well as put some light hearted humour in there I would google forums like this. and here I am
[QUOTE=Butters;447938]Ladies of the night will beg to differ.
that made me smile
It really is quite a sad state of affairs if people are unable to take general non IT related talk and find issue with it.
As quite rightly stated, you do not have to view the general forums or participate in them.
Whilst we are at it, I don't like personally people that would seek to turn Edugeek into a 'no frills, get your fixes here' forum. Should I lobby to get them removed?
B) You are entirely free to state your opinion about Edugeek, of course
*Danielle, how is asking if people feel frisky anything to do with wanting to speak to IT people?
I have never lobbied to get anyone removed and would not do so. I merely think that we are starting to travel down a road that is not the right one, and stating my opinion.
Several threads lately have got really nasty - is this really where you want to go?
Ahh but your opinion may not be that of the collective. Everyone here is free to voice concerns but clearly there are people who quite enjoy the 'lighter' side to Edugeek.
I'd say the appeal for me is that like minded individuals are able to freely express ideas and share stories (IT related and general) in a setting where mostly people can relate and impart wisdom.
For instance, there was a thread not too long ago about buying houses, lots of good information was shared that may not have been given on other forums.
Edugeek is more than just a site for IT related help, it's a community that looks after the needs of participants, IT related or not.
I'm just glad you didn't omit the required space between those words.
I was tempted, but I'm 11. I've grown out of it.
Guys, we all know we're not against a bit of fun, but we're still a professional forum, and should be treated as such.
Do you really a thread about how frisky you were feeling on a friday would have lasted long on the TES, RM or Capita forums? And have you seen our traffic rankings compared to those?
Nobodies saying lock out the fun side and make it all about work, but a bit of common sense when posting is all that anyone should have to ask for.
Personally I'm getting a little tired with the latest round of in-fighting ad regime bashing - could we all please move back to what made this forum so great in the first place....a friendly, knowledge filled community (with a slight undercurrent of teacher bashing )
Edugeek is technical forum, but is also a community, with any community shouldn't there be a social side?
The schooI work at is also a community which too has it's social side. I don't know about others on edugeek, but here at work we don't spend all day talking about work!
Obviously we are paid to work, but I consider (some) staff as friends. We socialize, we talk at work about things other than work and we have a laugh.
Otherwise life is very dull.
No one is saying that there shouldnt be a fun side to the forums and yet those of you defending this stuff seem to be convinced that is what the unappreciative are saying.
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