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#44720 - 11/10/04 01:06 PM Seperate "Business" Forum?
Steve McKinney Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Marion, Illinois
e57 had a good idea about seperate forums. I was wondering if there is enough interest on the "Business" side of business. Seems there are several threads concerning this as we compare notes. I feel this is easily my "weakest link".

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#44721 - 11/10/04 01:19 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?

I'll give you a vote. (But it's really up to Bill.)
Also a few years ago I drafted a letter by hand for my secretary to type up. She came back to my office with the typed letter and said "Kent, don't forget that there is a rat in separate." Ha! I have not forgotten.

#44722 - 11/10/04 01:38 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Steve McKinney Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Marion, Illinois
Thanks Kent, I'll remember that!

#44723 - 11/10/04 01:59 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
I'll go along with that one if Bill is willing. An area with discussion on estimating, dealing with customers, generals, inspectors, and employees would be very helpful, as well as tips to make the work easier. The business chat room is good, but fewer can participate in a chat.


#44724 - 11/10/04 02:27 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

Making new areas is not a problem, but I think having too many gets annoying to a lot of people. Too many to jump in and out of and more get hidden down the bottom if you don't scroll.

How many is too many??
What do you all think?


#44725 - 11/10/04 03:25 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Active 1 Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
A business forum would be of intrest to me. How about a "not strangeling you customer" forum or "getting paid". They could also work in a Business forum.


#44726 - 11/10/04 05:32 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
kinetic Offline

Registered: 04/06/02
Posts: 158
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
I think a business only forum would be good. I have a hard time making it to the chats. I have alot of questions to ask and I am sure alot more information could be openly shared with a dedicated forum.

#44727 - 11/10/04 06:17 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Bill I disagree, Many things end up in the general area that are lets say out of context of say A Tel/Data, or bussiness forum, and often get lost there in the general forum. Not that I'm one to go around dictating etc.
Mark Heller
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#44728 - 11/10/04 06:54 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Jps1006 Offline

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
Bill, I agree. Too many could get annoying. This is the only BB I go to because it is simple.

But then you ask a good question:
How many is too many?

I don't think you are close to too many yet. I personally couldn't put a number on it, but I'd know it when I saw it.

If a "business" forum were to appear I know I'd use it.

I don't know if internet speed makes a difference (because I'm cable modem) with the jumping in and out of forums.

One last thing about too many forums. It might make more of a difference to a new comer getting confused as to where to go. I browse here enough I won't get lost.

#44729 - 11/10/04 07:08 PM Re: Seperate "Business" Forum?
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I like it just the way it is. I rarely look at the other sections and might miss something interesting if it were a seperate forum. Business topics will get more replies here than in another section.

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