Originally Posted by Aminka Ozmun
I saw them once, actually, and they seemed pretty cool, kinda like this forum, only much busier!
I've since read about how conformist everyone must be, though, so that's got me a little concerned, even though I do understand that the forums aren't just public come-as-you-will kinds of forums but specifically set up to promote SBI! and its methodology....
Anyway, it's probably only a matter of time before I sign up, even though I already have a handful of WordPress sites...I'm the curious type.
It is somewhat conformist. I supposed that would be a decent word for it.
If you post in there about anything that could be considered "gray hat" SEO techniques, the general populace will typically tear you apart for being unethical, so there's that.
Also the moderators tend to close any topics that are critical of SBI, although IMO about 90% of those topics are usually created by crybabies or complete idiots anyways. There is about maybe 10% of them that are legitimate complaints though, and sometimes those topics get locked somewhat unfairly. I think that is the main source of legitimate complaints about the SBI forums being too strict. As for frivolous complaints, well once the crybabies get their topics closed, I assume they go cry about SBI on some other forums.
A majority of SBI forum users also seem to be somewhat uneducated on online business from any source other
than SBI. This is often the case even with highly successful SBI'ers who have never used any other method (ie email marketing, pay per click, etc). So understandably, they typically stick by what SBI teaches and blast anything that goes even somewhat against it.
That said, it's still a great place to talk about anything that falls within the scope of SBI parameters.