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Re: [APD] The hobby these days
Actually, APD is pretty well represented in Google any time you look
for specific information about aquatic plant issues. That is how I
found the list - every plant subject I looked up referred me to APD. I
started just going directly to the website and doing my searches there
in the archives, where I learned almost everything I know about the
hobby, both the true facts and the untrue "facts". Eventually I would
spend an hour a day just reading past years posts, in date order. Only
after a year or so did I join the group and get the comments directly
by email. This is indeed a treasure among web or email groups.
On Friday, October 28, 2005, at 12:15 PM, Stuart Halliday wrote:
> Bill D wrote:
>> There is an interesting parallel between the experience of this list
>> now and
>> Actwin's 'Live Food Digest" of about 6 or 7 years ago. Back then
>> Foods" was fairly active, with usually at least 1 emailed digest a
>> Today it is down to one a month, if that.
>> What happened? People have learned how to Google, and they don't
>> have to
>> post a question to find out how to raise daphnia. Some of the same
>> might be happening here.
> Oh how I wish they did! But the majority haven't a clue.
> Most don't know about Google's Images or Groups.
> Heck, I bet some even believe that Google groups was invented by them!
> USENET, What's that then? ;-)
> Mostly newbies just post really basic questions that a 9 year old
> could find
> in 30secs on Google.
> Of course sometimes I think they post daft questions just to talk to
> like minded people. :-)
>> This list doesn't seem to cater to inexperienced hobbyists, at least
>> the way
>> that a site like "Planted Tank" does.
> Well catered or not. I'm one and I often just listen in awe. ;-)
>> Perhaps when they get more experience
>> they come here, although they might more probably go to Tom's site,
>> gets more publicity, among other things.
> The Google rating is all powerful. I wonder what Google rates APD?
> Anyone got that silly Google toolbar installed in their machine care
> to tell me?
> If APD wants more publicity then the way to go is do an Google search
> Aquarium web sites and get a link to the APD web site home page
> inserted on
> as many as the top listed sites as possible.
> Stuart Halliday
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