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Old 06-13-2012, 10:08 PM
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we need a private forum around here. this way people can't look up our company names on search engines and find us posting here.


otherwise, are we able to change our ID or cancel the ID and start a new one?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:21 AM
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not true at all, if you think "people will not google you up,"


using the web to investigate a company or person happens more and more all over the world today. one should not assume that people in his area aren't looking up he or his company on the internet, unless he assumes his audience to be that vapid.


if the site doesn't spider, then that helps, but i would still like to see a private forum or have a way to change my ID around here.
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Unless your badmouthing your customers, why would it be a problem? I use my name on all lawn care, truck, tractor, forums. Part of the reason is for a web presence.
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Because sometimes it's nice to just "talk" to each other here without fears of self-censorship.

Even a lighthearted joke could be seen negatively by a client/potential client.


A "Lounge" section that is only viewable by members would be nice. I've mentioned this before, as we have it on a forum I moderate.
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I love badmouthing clients lol.
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Isn't having your site in signature good for backlinks? If you are that worried about it just use two accounts and only post unprofessionally on that one. Or just use anonymous one all the time.
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Isn't having your site in signature good for backlinks? If you are that worried about it just use two accounts and only post unprofessionally on that one. Or just use anonymous one all the time.
Having your site posted on other sites is fantastic, but not when it's a site you go talking about how you're going to price your next clients job.

If I'm a client, and I saw this website where my lawn guy posted pictures of the job I asked him to do in order to find answers on how to do it, etc... Just seems bad. Wouldn't you agree?

You: Sure I can do it, for $100.00.
Client: Isn't that the price Cheese gave you?
You: ... yes. *run*

Next thing you know, your client makes an account here and starts talking about you on the forum LOL. Eliminating your freedom.

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"Hey John, it's your client. Just wanted to know why you didn't show up? I know it rained, but can you please get back to me?"
If we saw a client come on this forum to harass one of us, I think the client would be terrified of how we'd all respond to him. He would fear for his life.

We'd write things like, "It's called rain (that stuff that soaks the grass) you stupid p.o.s, leave the guy alone and find something better to do. Sincerally, every other lawn guy"

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Then the client would go to the extreme of messaging Steve,
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Haha true that is a good point. That would be a. Funny prank to make an account posing as a customer. If that ever really happened though you are right the client would get hell unleashed on them from the forum members lol.
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that is why u have keep a professional attitude all the time, house, etc, not just when u r working.
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that is why u have keep a professional attitude all the time, house, etc, not just when u r working.
agreed.

The only people I see this effecting is the ones that dont know anything. There going to hurt their business one way or the other.

If a client sees a few landscapers talking about work, different equipment and ways to improve production there wont be a issue.

Theres plenty of professional fields like doctors where your always finding new information and taking new courses to better serve your clients.
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