ld focus on types of soils or something.
If you are going to persist, then please take me up on my suggestion you acquire a mentor in this business who can screen your posts.
At the least, consider using a pseudonym.
" John is right, good fences make for good neighbors. Clearly, that concept supports your position -- our position -- that in every community there must be boundaries.
That the lines should be drawn is not the issue. That others either don't know where that line is or deliberately cross it is. I think we're are all agreed that nothing you have stated in your post is unfair, unreasonable or uncalled for.
So, as far I'm concerned, and as it relates to RecruitingBlogs.com in particular, if people need to be told what you would otherwise hope they'd know, so be it. I'm all for demarcation. I'm all for drawing the line. I'm all for sanctioning anti-social behavior.
To the second and broader issue, and to my walled garden counterpoint...
The ideal of an augmented social network seems increasingly difficult to realize when one has to make the distinction between "give and take" and "take, take, take" on the one hand, and competition versus collaboration on the other.
But, in an indirect way I guess, the silos that the Ning platform supports, typical of pretty much every "social network" -- walled gardens if you will -- perpetuates the type of behavior that leads some to suppose they're success is measured in the numbers who identify with them personally [friends] and/or their group [members].
That said, walled gardens are a fact of life online. They will not come down any more than we can separate the internet from the vested commercial interests that ensure its continuance. If that is the case, then good fences make for good neighbors, yes, but for walled gardens too.…