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Old 05 December 2011, 14:15   #11
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Bit of a survey here would prefer it as a poll though.

Question to you all .
Who uses/supports /reads the Trade and Special offers page
Is there a better way of advertising on ribnet?
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I do , I know for example Henshaws seems to have a fancy new web tool , Ribshop can do Tohatso stuff and Jon G can run everycourse all over the place .....

Have I read them all ? - nope - but any of use/interest would get read and mentally stored up. For example I have never done anything on the Island ( except visit pubs- were you in the folly yesterday?) , but if I or anyone I know wanted some Portsmouth /Cowes/ IOW based training your name is top of the list.

Likewise Soton= Doug
Pooleway - Paul G

All from a combo of posts & word of mouth.

Not sure if thats any help though

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Old 06 December 2011, 03:59   #12
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Bit of a survey here would prefer it as a poll though.

Question to you all .
Who uses/supports /reads the Trade and Special offers page
Is there a better way of advertising on ribnet?
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Back to the start. Never read the trade section and the best way to advertise on RIBnet is to do a good job. The guys on here will do the advertising for you

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Old 06 December 2011, 14:38   #13
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I check ribnet daily on my phone but im afraid I check trade adverts once a month, not sure what the solution is.

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Old 07 December 2011, 04:03   #14
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I wont deal with people who only post to get business or draw attention to them websites, I am keen however to support active members of the Ribnet community.

I tend not to read the trade directory but if I didn't know where to get what I wanted I'd have a look

when it comes to training I'm usually a Cash buyer so a special offer is always of interest providing I'm happy with the source of the offer. eg 20 year old's with 'vast amounts of knowledge and experience' tend not to get my training money!

Right now I'm having trouble getting the big square hatches in black so a special offer /listing in the trade directory would have been good. I had a look through the directory and realised I could get them from Ribshop simples
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Old 07 December 2011, 04:43   #15
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I wont deal with people who only post to get business or draw attention to them websites, I am keen however to support active members of the Ribnet community.

I tend not to read the trade directory but if I didn't know where to get what I wanted I'd have a look

when it comes to training I'm usually a Cash buyer so a special offer is always of interest providing I'm happy with the source of the offer. eg 20 year old's with 'vast amounts of knowledge and experience' tend not to get my training money!

Right now I'm having trouble getting the big square hatches in black so a special offer /listing in the trade directory would have been good. I had a look through the directory and realised I could get them from Ribshop simples
Stu. Does that mean you are not going to buy the hatch from ribshop as they only post to get business
Ribshop like myself offer a good service to the ribnetters and to us we have recognised an opportunity That doesn't make us bad trade people or ribnetters for that matter. The knowledge that we have we give to you guys freely without any thought of financial gain. If we get a little bit of work out of it that's good too

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when it comes to training I'm usually a Cash buyer so a special offer is always of interest providing I'm happy with the source of the offer. eg 20 year old's with 'vast amounts of knowledge and experience' tend not to get my training money!
Out of interest why would you not use 20 year olds with vast amounts of knowledge and experience?
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Have I read them all ? - nope - but any of use/interest would get read and mentally stored up. For example I have never done anything on the Island ( except visit pubs- were you in the folly yesterday?) , but if I or anyone I know wanted some Portsmouth /Cowes/ IOW based training your name is top of the list.

Likewise Soton= Doug
Pooleway - Paul G

All from a combo of posts & word of mouth.

Not sure if thats any help though

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Hi Pete
Thanks for the reply and your input I am trying to see what the average ribnetter reads and how they use it , think from yours and others most go to Today's posts rather than seek out the adverts in Trades and Special offers almost none use the trade directory me included but ,location is high up there,along with word of mouth and offers, along with experience and quality of service.Think I tick all the boxes mentioned or would like to think I did.
So all good research from my point of view and some useful pointers from the likes of Polwart .


Re the Folly do was working this year though did get a glimpse of some arriving , so could not come , went last year though and had a nice time Andy and the gang do make everyone feel welcome and put on some good grub.

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Old 07 December 2011, 10:29   #18
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I look for stuff when I need it. Probably go into those sections once every third solstice. As Pol / Will say, the ribnet shops in my head are the ones who post & have the "ad" as the sign-off.

Kind of like subliminal advertising......
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I think your post more than supports my comments, you don't even have a signature pointing at a website . If you look in the commercial section you will see plenty of posters whos contributions are only there to get the website noticed.

If I am correct then Ribshop only post offering to sell somrthing in response to a question asking where something can be sourced from, I dont see anything wrong with that


Ribochet I'm presuming your tounge was firmly in your cheek but if it wasn't then Ill reply tp tou

Anyway those were and still are my personal views and very little can happen that will change em
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i've got a website? nobody told me, seriously, i haven't updated that for over a year and to be fair i'm quite shameful how i tout for work sometimes but thats business i'm afraid
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