ctive guests about the format and tone of the show in advance.
I'm with Amy on the concept of not giving much of a *** about brand. Some of us have thick enough skin to share our thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc., without worrying about being PC or seeking the approval of whoever may disapprove of the status of our brand.
Part of the "charm" of the show (IMHO) is the differing points of view and/or not letting the guest just say something superficial without backing up or clarifying their position on a topic. Yes, animal does get a bit riled up on a tangent sometimes, but I don't think it causes any harm to the guest. …
y cleared that lot out, but now we have a new problem. Basically, a few years back an LI connection was worth $1/connection, then it went down to around 10c, and now its back around 50c. You can find many "I need 1,000-5,000 LI connections in 48hrs" type jobs on the freelance hub websites, so various agencies are now craeting these either for ushc jobs or because of. Also, many people do not want the hassle of building their own networks, so will also pay to buy such a pre-formed profile.Interesting Steve that most of your fake requests seem US based, I'm UK based and most of mine now come from the Middle East/UAE. They also use the same US-educational profile history, and some very think job history which most often doesn't time-line wise work - huge gaps or huge periods of employment for someone who would not have been born then.I am pretty sure that I am connected to some existing fake profiles, but cull them out when they reveal themselves or start spamming me. However, I also conclude that LI's growth drive -e specially the premium membership trial on sign-up, along with their under staffed/slow CS, is not at all helping. Also wonder if the need to drive the stock price is behind this?…
e post a blog/discussion that is a blatant ad for something we are selling it is in fact an ad. If everyone used the blogs and the forum to promote something they were trying to sell no matter how exicted about it we may be. the entire site would be a boring collection of free advertising that nobody would read. If any of us want to sell something we should buy advertising on the site or post a link in the area designated for promtion of tools etc. That's a no brainer and any business professional should know that without being told.
Yes, newbies do jump out there , thinking "wow what a great place to talk about my product" for free to thousands of recruiters. Think about it before you flop it out there. Making great claims that your product is the end all to be all for the recruiting world , such as eliminating the need for cold calls will of course generate a lot of discussion and derision. If you are going to claim it for free, defend it for free instead of throwing a fit and calling those who took exception , called you out for an ad, "rude, bullys with too much time on their hands" then serving notice that you are going to stamp on them.
You want to stamp, ok , bring it.
Yes, comments can be moderated but as in any other venue of human communication there are going to be people who don't like what any of us have to say. If we are so thin skinned that we have a burning need for total approval of everything we have to say, don't want to engage in anything but polite conversation then perhaps Sunday school is a better venue. Rather than moderating and filtering so that only the "nicey nice" stuff is allowed to appear either don't post it or simply close comments. But if we do, expect people to post another answer if they can not engage within your post.
It's my take that if i flop something out there in a public venue and somebody wants to disagree, take umbrage or i piss them off , have at it. If i can't take the heat i'll stay out of the furnace. In my opinon anyone taking offense at anything i write is not attacking my ability, character, or me personally just what i put out there for human consumption. Communication is not always politically correct nor in my opinion should it be. I got out of grade school years ago into the real world where discourse is varied, opinionated and interesting. Anyone who takes issue with what i say is not bullying me and i don't need to whine like a ninny or get my knickers in a knot. It's up to me to defend , ignore or not.
If i reach the point that i have to throw a fit, demand that my posts be well received or i be contacted personally by anyone who doesn't like what i have to say then i am demanding that everybody has to agree with me publically, which in my opinion is not only not the real world it's childish. I don't moderate comments because to me it's like a kid sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, "La, La, La, i can't hear you. Nor do i take comments down if i don't like them unless the orginal poster is removing responses in a passive aggressive manner to make mine look as if they are out of context. In my world a card laid is a card played. If i decide i'm wrong i'll say so instead of trying to make it look like i never said it or in the case of postings wrote it.
Just sayin and it's just my opinion, if you don't like it fire away.