I have seen somewhere in surfing WE website, some comments about ads being put on and taken off. I must have missed the ads and the discussion! I had not heard or seen anything on the subject.
Having visited many other wildlife sites, I see that everyone has advertising. It's common sense. It pays the bills. It enables the sites to survive. It's the bottom line. If people want WE TV to survive, then a few 30-second ads is the least sacrifice we can give.
Are the ads appearing in a different form on WE TV? I'm sure they wouldn't have been cancelled completely because that's revenue for WE TV, which all of its fans and supporters want to see continued. I would hope!!
On general TV, and particularly "specials" of any kind, including wildlife specials, often there will be a long ad by a sponsor at the beginning of the show, no commercial interruptions, and again at the end of the program. I wouldn't see any problem with that either. In fact, I pay more attention to those sponsors because they are offering me something I really want to see without annoying me in the process! They deliver their little message and say "welcome to such and such special...", and at the end, they say "we enjoyed being the sponsor of such and such, thank you for joining us".
And meanwhile, the money is coming in to keep all these specials available to the viewers.
I think the WE social club members should get behind this!!
Do WE supporters forget that we are getting free access? It's an awful lot to expect WE TV to offer up something for nothing.
About the Misuse of Friend Requests - I wonder if these "other forums" are wildlife or not. If they're not wildlife or directly related to wildlife, and are other bizarre solicitations, I can see reporting them.
However, I found WE through other wildlife forums; I continue to attend other wildlife forums (as do many WE people I know) and always mention WE, especially to new people to any of the forums, so they might visit and become avid viewers. I visit any wildlife cam site I'm interested in and share in their chat rooms if there is discussion about wildlife. (I'm not interested in chat rooms where all people do is swap recipes, personal stories, etc. If the chat room is with a wildlife program, I feel the chat should be about the program and the animals we're viewing.)
In fact, since I have recommended the WE drives to people in the wildlife filming and other wildlife business areas, I am sure they read the WE chat beside the drive. Although I enjoy the chat sometimes, it only seldom addresses what's going on in the drive. I think that is somewhat detrimental to the promotion of WE TV. My business promotion "feeling" is that the WE chat next to the drive stream, could be moderated to include only discussion about wildlife - any wildlife. So that any professionals looking in, will see discussion and interaction relative to the drive. The personal chat could be left to .ning. That is just my humble opinion. (and I include myself as having had non-wildlife chat in chat rooms, but am working on that habit)
I think if someone invites me to be their Friend on WE ning and then mentions other wildlife forums of interest and invites me to visit those forums, this should not concern WE. Exploring wildlife forums, conservation sites, related chat rooms, etc. is in the best interest of everybody. We are all involved because we have a passion for wildlife, no matter where we find it. All these forums, including WE, provide educational material as well as a network for sharing information and photos, supporting one another, the forums, WE TV, conservation efforts, etc. All for one, and one for all - makes good business and public relations sense.
Self-discipline is often estimated as an important component to be effective - be it research or profession or personal life. The traditional concept of discipline seems to be deceiving. It is often recognized as something that is associated with a set of firm guidelines, worry, power, exterior management and penalties. The misconception is probably a impact of the unnecessary attempt of most
With any Disciple Now program the key to creating it excellent is what you do with it. You can buy the best components on the globe but if they are not used effectively they will be of no use to you. One of the best methods you can create the little number of components you have bought much more efficient is to start up the ground and allow conversation.Many instructors and little number of