asked a question out of frustration, wondering WHO HANDLES TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR THIS SITE?
Well that would be me. Debbie asked why we only have 10 blog posts showing since they can disappear quickly. We changed recently from showing the first three lines of content to just showing the title so we could show more than the 4 or 5 that sometimes were possible with massive pictures included. But I did just change it to now show 15 – we’ll see how that works.
Debbie was also frustrated that her group of Nashvillian
s is never seen on the front page. Here’s how the different functions work.
Blogs – seen by most recent posting. So no matter how much activity or response they will move down chronologically.
Forums – these move back to the top as there is activity. So a question posted two months ago can still be in the top two or three because people are still responding.
Groups – these move to the top anytime there is activity. So if you want your group to keep showing up you have to generate some activity.
We can change any of these features – but these are what we’ve selected currently.
Incidentally I still monitor pretty much everything here. I review and welcome each new member and ban the inevitable naked ladies and spamming attempts, checking several times a day and more than that on holidays and weekends – when spammers like to hit. I see anything posted as an issue on 48Days and respond to multiple posts each day. Yes, it’s growing rapidly – and yes, I’m open to suggestions to handle growth and success for everyone.
I’m a writer – I'm not a techical guy and not a website administrator. Perhaps it’s time we had an advisory board, or a central page to highlight the many kinds of businesses now represented. Jon Dale set this site up initially but we are one of many clients that Jon has and while he’s available to me, he’s not looking to be constantly monitoring what’s happening here. A lot of clear leaders have emerged with their activity here – they’re easy to spot and are already monitoring groups and leading discussions.
As we plan for 2010 perhaps we could consider weekly teleseminars, live events in Nashville, our own business expo, group trips to seminars and workshops, or just fun get-togethers in exotic places. I’ve seen the synergy and exponential power of working together – and how everyone benefits. I think we have the opportunity to be innovative in this social networking space – and do something spectacular.
I’m open to your ideas.