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Making Your Mark

(December 05, 2008) How many times can you say "Please keep the job postings on the job board." Maybe this would be clearer: "When you put your jobs in the blogs or the forums, you make the place less useful to the people who inhabit it".

I suppose you could say that "posting jobs anywhere but on the job board is rude and inconsiderate". You might frame it as "Anyone who doesn't take the time to understand RBC before posting risks looking like the morons who post their jobs in the blogs and forums".

How about "Not using the job board for your jobs is like not using the toilet to pee."

One might opine "The fastest way to ruin your credibility on RBC is by posting jobs in the Forum or Blogs'" You could imagine a geek saying, "You can tell the defectives by the way that they post jobs in the blogs and forums". (Maybe that means we should have a new membership category:Private Defective".)

Marketing consultants note: "Want to destroy your personal brand? Post your jobs in the blogs and forums on RBC." Control freaks and parental types would assert, "Don't post jobs in the forums and blogs of RBC."

A small sign reading "Post No Jobs" may communicate the notion more clearly. Or, some high minded citizen could take the time to explain this principle in a variety of ways.

It's really pretty simple. There's a job board. That's where you post "jobs and opportunities".


There is "catch 50 50" where you are caught between a "rock and a high place".

No one wants RBC to become one of those dysfunctional social settings buried in laminated signs that proclaim "Your mommy doesn't work here'" or repeated enjoinders to "Flush Twice." Obsessive labeling of cabinets, walls, doors and other surfaces with harsh directives always shows that an organization is in decline. We really don't need additional rule makers, and hall monitors in our neighborhood.

Anyone who wants the job of manners police is immediately disqualified.

There's a bigger question, I think: How do we articulate the RBC norms and customs without seeming preachy or unfriendly. Being inclusive is a great idea, how do you do it when you're irritated by bad behavior? What do you think is the best way to convey the effective use of our community?

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