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Website reviews

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:22 pm
by GaryD
Maybe I have put this in the wrong thread, but...Are we allowed to actually post links here for sites and have you guys take a peek and see what might be recommended. Again, from reading through the forum, damn..an awful lot of knowledge resides here.

If the above is the case..I think it would quite beneficial.

Just curious

Gary D

Re: Website reviews

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:27 pm
by Albert Wiersch
GaryD wrote:Maybe I have put this in the wrong thread, but...Are we allowed to actually post links here for sites and have you guys take a peek and see what might be recommended.
Yes! The description of this forum says it "Includes site critiques, web hosting and server questions, helpful software and resources, and more.".

So start a new thread and post your URL if you'd like.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:12 pm
by MikeGale
If you're getting a critique here's a couple of things to bear in mind:

1) A thorough critique can take a lot of effort, depending on the situation. Don't expect to get full coverage for free.

2) It might really pay to give a good idea of what you're doing. Hard in a few words, but worth doing well. A critic will often flinch away from honesty, particularly in an open forum, if she doesn't know how the requester will react or how much that person already understands.

3) A good critique needs a clear cut idea of the target audience. Do your best to put that together before you start and put it in the request.

4) It's not unknown for people volunteering help to know less than you do, or to have ideas incompatible with your own. Be ready for that. Be grateful for what you get but you may disagree. If you need to, do that diplomatically and politely, but don't be afraid to point out misperceptions.

Having said that this place is good for discussion (unlike some areas on the web).

One more point: If you get advice follow up, tell the advisers what you did, let them know how it worked, let them know what you didn't do. Then if you ever want more, your chance of getting it is better, besides it just being a good idea.