Flexible Content Management System


Promoting PostNuke - the wrong way!

Contributed by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2001 - 06:29 AM

Here's a couple of points to keep in mind:

* Personally, I have always favored the discrete approach, in the form of a simple link signature at the bottom, or under your name. You combine that with posting ins upport forums, in other words, helping people, and you cover two facets: 1) you help people, and they are grateful, 2) you keep the link and address in their mind's eye. ALWAYS make sure that URLs and links are active. Make it easiest for people to travel to the link.

* Never engage the other parties first, never resort to name calling, never get personal. Writing to someone "You're stupid for using PHPNuke, and your girlfriend is ugly too...!" never made a friend, and is certainly not going to convince them to give PostNuke the time of day.

* Never drag another project down in order to make yourself look good. PostNuke is good and can stand on its own merits. We have some awesomely talented developers working on it, we have a pretty good roadmap, we have a good fearless leader (every project needs one of those), and we are secure in what we have. Instead, be sure to point out all the positives in PostNuke (or at least the 5 most noticeables), and don't waste time with the shortcomings of the competition. Chances are, the person you're engaging already knows them all anyways.

* Always contact admins directly, always submit messages via the regular channels. You will make a lot more friends by contacting an admin personally andprivately, instead of flaming and spamming their entire site.

You get the picture, I'm sure -- combine common sense, and respect, and you should be on the right track to share your enthusiasm for PostNuke....

On the other hand, I bleieve we speak for everyone on the project that we will not tolerate hostilities, flames, insults, and most of all, SPAMMING to 'promote' PostNuke. That is simply not who we are and what we are about.

Thank you,