1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Digital Point Restructuring

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, May 14, 2007.

  1. #1
    We have gotten into a situation where I've been completely overrun with pretty much everything. 50,000 is the average number of emails received each day (most of which are spam of course), 19/20 phone calls we receive have nothing to do with anything (want to sell printer toner, want to partner for something, buy company, etc.), even fax machine gets 99% spam faxes.

    Just the email alone is to the point that the most recent emails I've been able to get to are over 2 months old.

    Most things we've done have grown 10x more than expected (or wanted), so now we are doing 50 different things mediocre at best simply because we don't have the time/resources to full devote to everything.

    So because of that, this week we are going to be changing a bunch of things. Not entirely sure what all those changes are going to be, but expect some.
    SEMrush
    Hopefully we can get back to being great at doing less things instead of sucking at too much.
     
    digitalpoint, May 14, 2007 IP
    Blogmaster likes this.
    SEMrush
  2. browntwn

    browntwn Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    8,347
    Likes Received:
    847
    Best Answers:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    435
    #2
    Sounds like my life.

    P.S. Thanks for all the work you do with DP.
     
    browntwn, May 14, 2007 IP
  3. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

    Messages:
    8,002
    Likes Received:
    559
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    405
    #3
    ah! great, would wait for the update about what all chances are going to be made
    So I think DP will be down for Sometime ????
     
    Zerosleep, May 14, 2007 IP
  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

    Messages:
    38,299
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Best Answers:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    710
    Digital Goods:
    29
    #4
    Haha... no, DP is not going down at any point. :)
     
    digitalpoint, May 14, 2007 IP
  5. max pain

    max pain Peon

    Messages:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    521
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    Will you be posting the changes here (after completion) or should be summon Sherlock-Nintendo ? :D
     
    max pain, May 14, 2007 IP
    Bender likes this.
  6. maldives

    maldives Prominent Member

    Messages:
    7,187
    Likes Received:
    901
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #6
    Wow.. Wonderful. We look forward to seeing the changes soon. :)
     
    maldives, May 14, 2007 IP
  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

    Messages:
    38,299
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Best Answers:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    710
    Digital Goods:
    29
    #7
    Don't get too excited, it's not going to be anything terribly interesting I don't think. :)
     
    digitalpoint, May 14, 2007 IP
  8. pratik

    pratik Notable Member

    Messages:
    2,259
    Likes Received:
    107
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    200
    #8
    well i am looking forward to many new and innovative changes here..

    its been long since i have been here.. but lately i have got stuck to it..

    thanks for making it so huge and SPAM FREE ;)
     
    pratik, May 14, 2007 IP
  9. Kaediem

    Kaediem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    118
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #9
    Thanks for the update Shawn.

    Lisa
     
    Kaediem, May 14, 2007 IP
    MaryMary likes this.
  10. FanAddict

    FanAddict Notable Member

    Messages:
    7,019
    Likes Received:
    376
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    230
    #10
    Are you able to give us some hints as to what the changes are going to be? :D

    *yes yes im a nosy sort...*
     
    FanAddict, May 14, 2007 IP
    Kaediem likes this.
  11. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

    Messages:
    8,002
    Likes Received:
    559
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    405
    #11
    So we should not expect a Major Change ???
    Still some changes :p
    Please keep us Update what changes were made :D
     
    Zerosleep, May 14, 2007 IP
    MaryMary likes this.
  12. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,636
    Likes Received:
    730
    Best Answers:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    305
    #12
    Shawn, one of the best ways to escape from feeling like you're stretched a mile wide and an inch deep would be to go to a paid annual subscription for DP membership. I would pay a reasonable fee in a minute(!) for the value that DP provides. I suspect most serious webmasters would, too. It would eliminate tons of the spam and frivolous posts, emails, etc., if people had to pay for the privilege. And you could eliminate such things as the General Chat and the Politics and Religion sections that generate more heat, passion, and flaming than edifying content.

    I belong to a college sports forum which faced a similar problem. The open sub-forums get flamed and spammed nonstop. So they took the most important ones (football and basketball) and set up a "premium membership". They have thousands of paid members for just the one university. And by limiting access to those premium threads to paid members only, the spam and flaming are virtually non-existent. And the thread content is, for the most part, excellent.

    I would seriously encourage you to sharpen and narrow the vision. Go to a paid Digital Point. I think that the result would be much easier for you to oversee. And I suspect that the result would also be closer to what I think is your goal — that is, a truly professional fraternity of webmasters, sharing info at a high level of expertise. My two cents. :)
     
    Jim4767, May 14, 2007 IP
    MaryMary likes this.
  13. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

    Messages:
    13,155
    Likes Received:
    1,366
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    Crazy_Rob, May 14, 2007 IP
    DomainMagnate likes this.
  14. ahkip

    ahkip Prominent Member

    Messages:
    9,206
    Likes Received:
    647
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #14
    ahkip, May 14, 2007 IP
  15. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    15,082
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    480
    #15
    Bad idea on many levels and it wouldn't solve the issue at hand, which is not the forum but the other DP enterprises.
     
    minstrel, May 14, 2007 IP
  16. Kaediem

    Kaediem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    118
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #16
    One of the things that makes dp such a great place is that it's free imho.

    Nothing irritates me more than to search google for something, get a result that looks promising and find I can't read it because it's on some paid forum.

    I 'might' pay to be a member here but that's because I'm already dp addicted but honestly, can't really afford paid memberships as a general rule as I'm not that successful yet. Many members are new at this and we all were once and making it a paid forum would potentially exclude thousands of members.

    Of course, Shawn can and will do what he likes but my 'vote' is against making this a paid forum.

    My suggestion is delegation.... that's how successful managers of any operation remain successful.

    Lisa

     
    Kaediem, May 14, 2007 IP
  17. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

    Messages:
    38,299
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Best Answers:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    710
    Digital Goods:
    29
    #17
    Not entirely true... it's everything (including the forum).
     
    digitalpoint, May 14, 2007 IP
  18. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    15,082
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    480
    #18
    OK. You should know. But it's still a bad idea on several levels.
     
    minstrel, May 14, 2007 IP
  19. login

    login Notable Member

    Messages:
    8,850
    Likes Received:
    349
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    280
    #19
    login, May 14, 2007 IP
  20. sundaybrew

    sundaybrew Numerati

    Messages:
    7,294
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    560
    #20
    Yea - the feeling of over stretched sucks,

    My wife and I were just talking about this on the ride home last nite as well,

    We need to adjust our business as well ,

    I have that same issue , responding to emails and pm's consumes way to much of my time , I just read a cool time management post on a blog as well,

    I think you should create a "premium" membership here,

    I really think that would weed out TONS OF BULLSHIT.....

    I would sign up for that for sure,
     
    sundaybrew, May 14, 2007 IP
    Bender and MaryMary like this.