Old Aug 11, 16, 5:08 pm
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sbm12
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I've yet to see significant positive value come from discussions in the forum. And I say that as a blogger who gets a lot of love in there.

It is all kvetching, all the time. And decidedly not in the same way that the discussions about loyalty programs happen in those forums. The conversations there are not informing the broader FT membership of developments and such in the industry or really anything else of value to the community.

On the front page of the forum (covering the past 9 weeks) there are 9 threads about blogs or sites with more than 100 posts, representing a total of 5300 posts. Of the 385 members who have posted in those threads a full half of the "content" comes from only 14 members (self included). It is just the same people saying the same thing to each other over and over again. That's not a value-add environment. And it should not be too surprising that two of the voices here defending the value it provides to the community are atop that list.

If it was about discussing the industry or 3rd party events or anything else that engaged a diverse portion of the FT membership and built rather than tore down I'd likely have a different view. But that's not what it is. And I believe the numbers reflect that.

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