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    Galt, Stickman, Mangosauce, Holt, could you do better?

    On all the forums i read people saying they are crap or they are great, or this one is great and the others are crap, but could you do better?

    Every week, ok not mango sauce and Holt, but stick and Galt do a couple of thousand word post to add to their websites, and then the abuse or praise is piled on on other places by different people.

    So why don't these people that complain do their own weekly?

    Probably the best one and most interesting I think is the Baronbonk one, but that is a monthly I think and has 4 writers of which a couple are probably professional or semi professional writers, so yes that does make a difference, most have never achieved that status.

    One time we had a complaint from a member of this forum about the weekly email, the complaint was well written and honest, he complained that we had included several threads from the Issues forum and he wasn't interested in that, now thats a fair enough complaint I suppose, so then I checked his posting record, 1 post and that was a one line question, it's like fok me we got some guy who has contributed fok all complaining, so before you start complaining about other pages maybe time to see if you can do it better cos I know I couldn't.

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    ^but, at the same time, it's all relative. TGS, if I recall correctly, wrote for BB. I like a lot of what TGS writes, but some of it is utter shite.

    And each of us have different experiences in LoS. If I were to say to you DD that I had never been to a Go-Go, you would know that was utter crap. But I certainly am no expert in writing on the topic of Go-Go bars. Conversily, I rather enjoy MTD's pub thread (if the b'stard would update it every now and then), because I do enjoy that sort of thing.

    What I loath, and what is becoming increasing obvious, is (a) that each of these site believes they offer a service no other site can also offer - lets compete!! That bullshit, this place IS big enough to have several decent websites; (b) most, if not all, of these sites are subjective. I prefer an objective look at life in LoS. Prehaps I'm rare in that I am able to distance what happens to me personally for what happens in greater life in LoS. Do I hold prejudices/grudges - yes, I do. Do I allow that to interfer with my decision making and analysis of what is going on around me - probably, but I do try to keep it separate (which, as MTD knows, is not always possible).

    So, could I run a better website about Thailand than the above mentioned folk - probably. It'd certainly be more informative. Would a website that I ran cater for more people/readership than they do - probably not.

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    I think marmites bangkok pub thread is crap, but the only reason I think it is crap is because I hate Bangkok and think it is all way over priced, but on that score I am in the minority, well probably on my own I mean we dont pay 400baht for lunch here in Pattaya for a quick meal, fok its a 100 odd baht with a drink, but I didn't come here for the English bars, not many bars in the UK you can get a knob massage and drink for around a 100baht with a small tip But to stick a couple of thousand words together in one go I think has to be hard, hell if it wernt there would be hundreds of them well there nearly is now but they aint updating as they realise it does actually involve thinking and work.

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    ^ahh, so you're saying could I run a website about where to stick my cock for 500 Baht, which tart will do it for free, and how much a bar fine in Happy Go Lucky Bar is?

    In which case, I'm out of my deepth.

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    alternatively, you want to look at a website about Thailand that is informative, fun to read - and probably doesn't pay the bugger much, take a look at the Klong's website. IMHO, a fucking good read. Only a shame there's not more information on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
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    Depth young william depth, please correct it before the nasty people see.

    anyway I wasn't suggesting topics for each persons website, obviously the topic does have to come down to the experience of the person, Soi Yodsak and cheap shagging is one of my strong points, but I think we have enough already on this forum about that, hell you google soi yodsak and we have 5 placings on the first and 5 on the second page, ok not directly but they do lead to us

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    Yep I agree klongys page is good, no idea who he got to write it for him or take the pictures but it is good

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    Actually the best pages I have seen from here are klongys page and kohsamui gardens page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by William
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    Depth young william depth, please correct it before the nasty people see.
    Bolloks - I'm not a native speaker - so they can all get ...

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    I think I could do a better website. A column a week? maybe a thousand words OK? Doubt I would find much use for the "this guy's a wanker, that guy's a dick-head" kinda thing. Nor could I be some kind of self-righteous prick thinking I was Knight in Shining Amour. Think I would get bored with a what's happening in the bars kinda thng too. No problem, plenty to write about. Might be interesting for a few weeks. Just can;t see myself getting embroiled in some kind of internet personality conflict and make it the bulk of the site. Fuckin boring, that is.

    Thing is, I'd probably have less time for posting here. Where's the fun in that?
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    Lets think about the Bangkok Mafia type websites, I really don't think the word mafia is appropiate, but maybe kissy arse kissy would be, now links are good, the search engines love them, but they all interlink and say how great their buddies site is, so they got half a dozen sites saying how great the others are and whooppee dooo the search engines follow it the punters follow it and the page hits work there way round.

    Is Teakdoor included in this fumbling of cocks, Naa unfortuneately we aint included in there schedule, we aint up to the so so standard of these lot, yet a little website starts and without any traffic takes down the biggest, yep stickman takes down his site, then that tiny little page that they all say is shite and not worth viewing takes down the next biggest, yep david at mangosauce went off line, wow what is happening here, Keith is an ok guy and he says a few things about these sites and they go off line, now we are coming to the cruncher I think, Holt the old guy who has been here a long time and Keith, keith aint published this week but he does have to work for a living, Holt hasn't used his user name on here for God Knows how long, so its like time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I Keith is an ok guy and he says a few things about these sites and they go off line, now we are coming to the cruncher I think, Holt the old guy who has been here a long time and Keith, keith aint published this week but he does have to work for a living,
    Ok guy my arse.He is a little jumped up cock.

    He told the world stickmans real name and where he worked.That's not just saying a "few things"

    So if somebody showed your pic and real name it would be ok?

    He may be an ok bloke in real life...same with many internet people.He comes across as a cock though.

    Now for the 100th time,i'm not defending stickman,but your mate is a grass.

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    Too true blue.
    He buys DD one beer and now they're all buddy buddy. After what DD originally said about him, this is a complete 180 degree turn.

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    exactly, but lets not tell the ppl that the emporer is not wearing any clothes, hey?

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    your all welcome to check my site tatt2dude.com

    No real social comment or value and no doubt me Englesh and grommer could be better but hopefully you can find some entertainment there. Initially it was to document opening a tattoo studio in Thailand but in reality it has become a weekly diary of observations in the LOS.

    If I come across as a cock then please do tell me, you won't be the first or last to do so and I couldn't give a shit anyway.

    Oh and I advertise my business there also, I find the moral high ground very hard to chew and difficult to swallow when the bills need paying!

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    Good luck with your business.

    the content looks interesting but the layout of the site and the font in particular is a pain on my eyes.
    wouldn't take my word for it though, I'm well known to be clueless.

    will have a better read later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatt2dude View Post
    your all welcome to check my site tatt2dude.com
    I liked this bit
    Nam seems to like it, no sooner had I finished a mermaid on her leg to cover a scar from a nasty burn,
    How dare you cover up the orig "motorcy exhaust tattoo" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatt2dude View Post
    your all welcome to check my site tatt2dude.com

    No real social comment or value and no doubt me Englesh and grommer could be better but hopefully you can find some entertainment there. Initially it was to document opening a tattoo studio in Thailand but in reality it has become a weekly diary of observations in the LOS.

    If I come across as a cock then please do tell me, you won't be the first or last to do so and I couldn't give a shit anyway.

    Oh and I advertise my business there also, I find the moral high ground very hard to chew and difficult to swallow when the bills need paying!
    Best of luck with your biz and website, but I'm sure you'll get more TD traffic when you post a bit more here, and we get to know you a bit.
    Just my tuppence worth.

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    As for the OP, if you ask me Thailand suffers from no dearth of chat boards and blogs as it is.
    A skilled contributor might as well add his work to an existing site he likes rather than start yet another one.

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    I was thinking that too.

    i would like tatt guy to post a thread about the travails of opening a tattoo parlour in thailand.
    also some flange pictures of tattoos around the pubic area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
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    also some flange pictures of tattoos around the pubic area.
    No can do, the tattoo artist client confidentiality act means that I cannot distribute the pictures without prior written consent.

    However I can tell you which bar she works in.

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    dhats forums and infomercials

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    As for the OP, if you ask me Thailand suffers from no dearth of chat boards and blogs as it is.
    A skilled contributor might as well add his work to an existing site he likes rather than start yet another one.

    I agree. With that said, we should be careful to discriminate between sites like this (TD) and quasi informative such as Sticks or others that are similar.

    I've tried with the info based/travel type site based on locality. It does take a fairly strong commitment to build and keep a site like that fresh. On a basic chat site though, the freshness component is left up to the posters and the wide array of information that comes available through shared experience. I did it as a key-hole that my family could see what Thailand was all about.

    If you try and build a business out of it your in for a long long haul. A site like TD gets plenty of info based on personal experience, BH's house is an example, Stroller's travels, Hillbilly's building thread is another, William's another etc etc. Oh, yea, to leave out Wayne and his weird eats would be major screw-up on my part.

    Having several contributors makes for copy that is most likely appropriate for someone in the forum client base or even hopefully a 'guest'.

    I wrote extensively for a site at one time and it became a real bore and honestly, a task I learned to hate.

    Sadly you can't do both types of sites in one. A chat/forum site is just too diverse with so much going on that a 'lead' contributor/owner/boss cannot possibly keep the sharp point on the focus.

    There is one thing I've noted that would help DD get this site up in the 'power rankings' STS.

    When entering a post a key word or two in the title thread is easy to do and will bring the bots to crawl the rest of the pages on a more regular basis, looking for new subject matter to index.

    I am as guilty of NOT doing this as anyone on here.. I'll give it a go.

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    Don't ask the question!"

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    What happened to, Galt?
    Did someone strangle him on that lunch invite?

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    ^Gee wizz,I hope he didn't drown in his luxury roof top spa pool.

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