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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Blogs -N- Forums, What's The Difference?

Tom put up a post about blogs and forums that's quite noteworthy. I tried to comment on it at SVW but TypeKey crapped out on me so I'll post my comments here.

Here are a few snippets from Toms reflections on blogs and market conversations.
But the blogosphere might not be as resistant to influence as people might believe. In fact, I could argue that the rise of blogging has made it easier than ever for corporations to target/influence people...

...Doc is a huge name in the blogosphere because of his blog, and because he is co-author of the seminal 1999 book, Cluetrain Manifesto. Doc has a gentle humility about him and never tires to talk about the central thesis of his book, that “markets are conversations.” People talk to each other about products, services and companies, and these comprise “market conversations.”

This might seem strikingly obvious today, but Doc says that that was not the case about ten years ago, when he formulated his ideas, and when blogs were just beginning to be seen.

Yet how could anyone find out where the many millions of market conversations occur each day and what was said, in the time of Doc's blog-free world? ...

...although there are more than 50m blogs, the ones that count are very few in number and they have become regular meeting places for discussions.


Since the title of the SVW post references forums I think it's important to note the noise issue associate with forums versus blog search engines and aggregators. The core problem with a forum is anyone from anywhere with anything to say can put up a post for discussion. Whereas with a blog, you are graded on the quality of your content and you can filter who posts comments in response to your posts. Likewise, blog search engines and aggregators are a reverse forum of sorts. They take the "more popular" blogs or posts which have generated some buzz and bring them to the top. So they act as a filter for the noise.

There are a few companies that have integrated this reverse forum mentality direcly into their blogging apps and allow community owners to check the blogs of the members in their community and aggregate the cream of the crop on a central blog. I won't mention co. names here lest my point be lost.

By Jason Dowdell at 03:47 PM | Comments (2)

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Comments by anjey_friendky : Friday, October 10, 2008 at 12:03 AM

Everyone needs to spread out. If there is two melee groups they should be split to either side behind Najentus. Gamers need to zoom out on their camera's so they can see the spike in gamers to click it off, vent should be quiet so ppls know when to throw the spike. Lastly everyone needs at least 10K hp buffed.

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Frost protection cauldron is great for your first couple of attempts until you get a good rythym and flow down. Have everyone use them when the shield goes up the first time or later on. Also make sure you have some healing reduction debuff on him at ALL TIMES. SF usually uses wounding poison, but we have a hunt with Aimshot a the ready in case we lose all the rogues. Not sure about bigwigs, but I know deadly boss mods will pop up a window about 5 seconds before the shield happens that will list who is going to die when the shield is popped, and how much more health they need to not die. As a healer I found this list incredibly useful.
Once you get him down. the next 2 bosses are weak sauce. Supremes is Grull 2.0 with a little bit of thaladred the darkner mixed inbetween Gruul phases. Shade is Mags 2.0, but with a dps race when the channelers are down instead.

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Shammy on each door dropping ebind to slow adds helps (not 100% neccessary).

If by the 8th Defender collecting on your tank the evil shade isn't moving start a shammy bloodlust roation on your melee group handling the guys that bind him.

Have all dps use a targeting macro for the Spiritbinders (Off th top of my head I believe these to be the mobs) this is also not 100% neccessary but helps on the early attempts when people don't know what they look like or what they tend to do.

Shaman can spam chainheal on the defender tank/tanks and their assigned doorways at no loss to either... helping that healer assigned to defender tanks in times of need.

Eshield the mages/locks by doorways... it is almost guaranteed that a rogue or spiritbinder will break loose and go after them at least once if not more and they will get blicked... especially if a rain of fire is hitting them as well.

Also, shaman are the answer to everything... fill your raid with 22 shammy and 3 tanks and you are good to go.

Comments by _tech_guru_papa_ : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 12:29 PM

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