There was a time when the internet seem to primarily run off forums. Every where was a forum.
Programs ran from forums. HYIP's ran from forums. Boy did they ever, I lost my butt.
Then forums started slowing down. Softwares were developed. Even so, many of the softwares
were not very good, could not track everything. I remember sitting for days, some times 20 hours
a day, sending out invites in order of the next member to join a program...so all 100,000 members
could join the program in the order they joined the downline club.
It was a whole lot of work
and a whole lot of insanity.
More software was developed and often forums were added to the program. For a good while, this
was pretty much standard practice...program with forum, program with forum, program with forum.
Things started to change because members of programs became insulating, very argumentative,
posted vulgarity, and it became a time consuming process to deal with those types of members.
To top it off, forums were not real great because there was not enough security to keep spammers
out. Eventually, program owners said enough is enough.
I even recall 2 very very big shopping networks, still online, that implemented a forum. They both
closed their forum down.
Often, big businesses will say, DON'T have a forum for your members. I think even ClixSense
realized all this. But now the time has changed once more....and here we are....
So let's make sure we keep what has been given us so freely. We can do that by abiding by the rules,
posting in a nice, fun, and/or professional manner.