|By Mark Bloom |
Announcing Online Forums for our Users!
Way back when, the Romans called the public space in the middle of a city the Forum. It was a gathering place of social significance, often the scene of diverse activities including discussions, meetings, education and more. Today, Forums are internet message boards that provide the modern equivalent for online communities.
ASI Computer Systems has such a Forum for the community of users for its products and services, a place where we can discuss, meet, learn, teach, and explore.
If you're familiar with Forums on the internet already, youll find your ProfitMaker Forum to be similar to use. If you're new to this kind of online meeting place, you will be surprised to find out how easy and friendly it is.
Forums can be a useful tool for doing business. You can learn a lot by reading the content and actively taking part in the discussions. Reading a forum's archives can be a great way to get a basic knowledge about a topic, and it can also give you pointers about the changes in trends and opinions through time.
Taking an active part in forums can help you gain recognition in topics you show some knowledge of and may even result in some great business leads and contacts. Read through posts and answer any questions you are able to in a polite, friendly and helpful manner.
"Netiquette" is a must-have if you are planning to use forums. What is netiquette, you ask? It is basically the same as offline etiquette. It is essential to have a good understanding of acceptable ways to communicate with other forum members. Common sense, of course, is the key, and the Golden Rule seems to work quite well online and offline.
The ProfitMaker Forums are moderated. We regularly check the forums for inappropriate posts and spam, keep the boards clean, and make sure everybody plays by the rules. ProfitMaker forums are not about self-promotion for ASI Computer Systems or your firm, but you certainly can establish a good reputation as an expert or "go-to-person" by following along in the discussions.
GuruSources.com has a great site outlining the basics about using forums here and here. You can also find detailed information on Wikipedia.
ProfitMaker Forums are located here.