Posted by Steve Heller on May 06, 1999 at 20:57:34:
Posted by Steve Heller on May 06, 1999 at 20:57:34:
The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by J.P. Vaughan
Posted by J.P. Vaughan on May 06, 1999 at 12:25:45:
For over three years, the purpose of this news group has
always been to discuss real estate, paper, mobile homes and
This is NOT a forum for discussing my advertising copy, or
for discussing John Reed’s opinions about this forum, or
for any other such nonsense.
Since we have been operating this site for over 3 1/2 years,
we know a lot of things most of our visitors do not know.
We know, for example, that many of the posts of the ilk
mentioned above are “planted” by people whose intent is to
trash this news group and this site. Frequently, these are
planted by others who have real estate sites that get about
0 to 3 posts a day on their own news group.
Yes, I have better things to do with my life than "babysit"
this news group. But this has been a GREAT resource for
many thousands of investors and newbies and I’m not about to
let a few trouble makers trash it.
Here’s how you can help me preserve this resource for you:
When you spot a post that is an ad or otherwise bogus BS,
please don’t bother responding to it. Instead, post an alert
to me so I can see it quickly and remove it. Other responses
would be a waste of time, because the whole thread will be
If you care about this site and news group, help me preserve
it for you. Yes, I get battle weary, but I’m willing to keep
it going, if you’re willing to help.
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Baltimore Birddog/Watchdog
Posted by Baltimore Birddog/Watchdog on May 07, 1999 at 09:51:13:
Your only problem now might be all the e-mail warnings you get! Regarding your request, no problem. It’s my pleasure to be able to help you in some way after all that you, Terry and everyone else who contributes has done for me. You’ve done a great job maintaining this site and in my opinion, you’ve been very “black and white” in eliminating those posts that don’t belong. Thanks a gazillion for all your efforts, and I look forward to continued participation in such a classy forum. Woof.
Wishing Continued Success to All,
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by SCook85
Posted by SCook85 on May 06, 1999 at 20:54:00:
Will do, you’ve done so much for me this is the least I can do for you!!!
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Rod
Posted by Rod on May 06, 1999 at 20:14:43:
I’ve been on this site for less than a month and the first thing I read was the editorial guidelines and he second thing was ntice how few peopl paid them any mind. Yesterday, I thried to weed through the endless postings about selling things at the convention til I finally just gave up looking for the few things I was interested in. If your going to play taskmaster to this site, you cannot play gray . Only black & white will provide the things you say are important to this site.
Just a thought.
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Robert(AL)
Posted by Robert(AL) on May 06, 1999 at 19:43:12:
Thanks for all you’ve done for us newbies out here J.P. This site is such an inspiration.
Are plans being made for next years conventions yet? We’ve got a great place here near the coast!!
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Christina
Posted by Christina on May 06, 1999 at 18:06:36:
I’m brand new to investing, and I am SO thankful I found this website. After only a few days, I’m loyal to creaonline.com and can see that this is probably THE best resource for new and experienced investors.
Like the others, I’ll be glad to keep an eye out for jealous competitors of yours.
P.S. I must thank you for the articles on this site. This morning I printed out dozens of them and have already read about twenty of them, and I’m starting to understand a few terms and concepts - if only the very basics.
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group…Thank you! - Posted by KF-AZ
Posted by KF-AZ on May 06, 1999 at 17:17:00:
This action plan is just what we need to do!
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Bassman
Posted by Bassman on May 06, 1999 at 16:01:53:
Thanks for this site , it sure is an inpirational help.
I will do my best Not to respond to the bogus posts.
But sometimes its tough when you just wanna set these people straight . But i agree , we should control ourselves , and try to remember , free speech doent mean you should have free reign to continue to trash other peoples works . Hang in there .
Just my thoughts.
Grateful in TN, I like it! (nt) - Posted by Jason G TN
Posted by Jason G TN on May 06, 1999 at 15:17:05:
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Bill K. (AZ)
Posted by Bill K. (AZ) on May 06, 1999 at 13:47:52:
I actually did this a couple of times…pointed out some bogus posts. I’m glad that this was a help to you.
Bless you for continuing the fight. As you mentioned, I am but one of thousands of folks who appreciate your dedication. I’ll do my part to spot and report nonsense. In addition, I vow to never again post to an argumentative or nonsensical post.
Again, thank you for your patience and persistence.
Bill K. (AZ)
No problem… - Posted by JHyre in Ohio
Posted by JHyre in Ohio on May 06, 1999 at 13:08:37:
this is an awesome site. The least we can do is help sift out the losers. Thank YOU for your time and dedication.
Re: The Purpose Of This News Group - Posted by Carmen
Posted by Carmen on May 06, 1999 at 13:05:58:
Thank you, a million times, for the forum.
I guess our parents were right after all - if someone is saying things about you, ignore them, and they will stop! Sometimes it’s so hard though - I wonder how we expect our kids to do it when we can’t!
No problem, a small favor in return for your unselfish giving…anytime! - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on May 06, 1999 at 12:35:55:
Thanks J.P. and Terry!
You guys are great!