Dani 1,775

Boring can be good. But it depends how big of a risk taker you are. In the case of Facebook, if you believed in them enough to buy them when they had no decent forms of revenue or profits, then you probably watched your money sink after the IPO'd and continued to not have any decent forms of revenue or profits, and their stock declined. But once they figured it out, their stock soared, and people who bought in before this was the case, reaped the benefits.

Dani 1,775

Yes, it only refers to posting the same question on DaniWeb.

Posting the same question on different forums is not against the rules, but it is considered a bit rude. I mentioned this a little bit ago, but it's akin to having a question in real life and posing it to a couple different groups of friends to get different takes. However, it's highly suggested that people link to their question in the other forums so that potential answerers are aware of the full breadth of the discussion.

Dani 1,775

It's not really that we need to be subject to Google's whim ... we are, but that's the problem. The main problem, all along, was that we had all our eggs in Google's basket, and our business model simply didn't keep up with the times. If we had had a product that was so amazing that people would tell their friends, and we would get enough repeat traffic, and traffic from other sites, that we didn't need to rely on Google ... well ... that's the goal.

Dani 1,775

Check out this post that I just wrote an hour ago.

DaniWeb is my priority. However, the business model we have always relied on simply doesn't work anymore. The industry changed and we didn't keep up with the times. We always relied on SEO for traffic, banner advertising for revenue, and paying for ads to bring in a constant stream of new blood members.

Google built into their algorithm that they no longer like forums, and the ad industry changed in that banner ads are no longer profitable. With decreased revenue, we were forced to spend less money bringing in new members. With less and less money being spent by me on ads, eventually the number of new members did not exceed our natural drop-off rate.

That being said, I now need a different business model. SEO doesn't work anymore. Banner ads don't work anymore. I'm hoping that Dazah will help fit the bill. However, I can't rely exclusively on Dazah. I also need to work on constantly enhancing the product so that it will be appealing to the members that are retained. Hence my asking the OP question in this thread.

Dani 1,775

I haven't used internet explorer in more years than I can count. In fact, didn't Microsoft kill it and replace it with Microsoft Edge or something in Windows 10?

DMR commented: Yes Dani- as of Windows 10, MS has replaced IE wth MS Edge. -3
Dani 1,775

I'm going to launch it the way I envision, and then judge from feedback and how the new menu system ultimately gets used whether I need to reconsider or not. While I don't think it's going to be the nightmare you're thinking, it's not something that I am strongly against. Then again, Microsoft was pretty excited about the Windows 8 dashboard being a great replacement for the Start Menu.