You all know I love the site, respect and appreciate Jason and the work he has put into creating and maintaining this community, and learned a lot from the contributions of others.
If I may, a few things for me to vent:
-Forum is a place to discuss things, not post jobs or self promotion. Do that in a blog post. You have your own page, use it.
-Enough with new members receiving messages to see if they use sub-contract or search firms. That is not a great way to start a relationship with someone. In my time here I have not once asked for business. Not that it is a bad thing, but sending a message to someone I do not know to see if they would like to partner with me seems to be a horrible, bad marketing program.
-LinkedIn, we have two groups. Use them. There is really no need to message everyone your LinkedIn profile. And to show how little thought is going into it, not leaving your email address for them to easily invite you.
Here is the group within this site, Recruiters On LinkedIn
And the group on LinkedIn
-LinkedIn Part II, sending a message that you want to connect with me, including your email address, and stating LinkedIn does not allow you to invite others any more is not a great sign that your network is that great. Makes me think you have been Spamming people so why would I want to connect with you?
Oh, and have you contacted LinkedIn customer service to see if you can get more invites?
-Promotions. Rather than have a post every two days about the widget, service, or next revolutionary idea if you believe you have the next big thing why not take the step to place an ad?
OK, I hope this is all taken in the right way.