I appear to be having quite a lot of fights on webmaster forums these days. I keep getting increasingly frustrated with people who have been hanging around on these forums for years and whenever someone new comes along and asks a simple question, they just get pounced on.
I was on the Google Webmaster Help Forum again today with the intention of helping out some people but I had to leave before I virtually killed someone. Why when someone asks a legitimate question do the so called “experts” think it’s ok to be rude and belittle their question?
On another forum I lost it last week with someone.
A new member joined asking for advice as to why his website had been kicked out of Google’s search results. A long-time know-it-all poster had nothing useful to say apart from “it’s probably because your website is in a niche with many other websites and you’re not offering anything new”.
Isn’t that the dumbest answer ever? Has he never heard of competition? Can we not have more than one website about a particular subject? What an idiot.
Suffice to say I gave him a peace of my mind and they didn’t post again for a while!
There’s just no need to snotty, obnoxious behaviour on help forums. It just drives people away.
OK, rant over.