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Called doin it 40 years and spending a TON on advertising! I never made a dime off 2nd vans..3rd..Yes! And with 3 vans (even 2) you better have a back-up ready to roll! Which for the most part can be DEAD MONEY..Priceless when you need it though!
What's a couple things you did to get you from operator to where you are now? Us little guys are sponges.



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This is what I am talking about. Very little of this site has anything new to offer. Look at the list of new topics. Derailers and unconstructive input.

Create a section for people trying to learn this business from the internet, and make it easy to block the entire section.
 
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Harold, Dont really understand your problem..You can search just about any affiliated topic you can imagine and find plenty on info here. I find that DAILY there is new info here. In fact the question posted ABOVE your post is a New Question waiting to be answered which you may or may not benefit from. Nonetheless others may..this is a FORUM.. not a Russian college course! A lil' humor and interaction among members is what a forum is all about..Stop whining and learn what you can and join in some CAMARADERIE!
 

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Is there a way to post new threads from the app? I can't seem to find it.


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Click on Forums along the left side list, choose the forum you want to post in, then click the ... And hit new Topic.


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Would it be possible to list the forums to your own liking so you can see the ones you visit the most on top and the ones your don't look at much toward the bottom?
 

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This is what I am talking about. Very little of this site has anything new to offer. Look at the list of new topics. Derailers and unconstructive input.

Create a section for people trying to learn this business from the internet, and make it easy to block the entire section.
agree 100% with you. It gets irritating to have to sift through the bs info in a thread. Same people derailing threads, constant talk of everything but what this forum is supposed to be about. I love posting about an issue I am having with a carpet to read the next thread about getting high or another member calling someone a homo.

All I hear from the admins and mods are this board is a public place and we cant control everything. Isnt TMF a business? It does have an owner/owners and should be held to the same standards as we do in our own business models. I hope that people dont run their businesses this way when they are with customers. Keep the board focused on what truly matters in order to grow our cleaning companies.

That is my answer to the thread question, "ways to improve TMF"
 

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agree 100% with you. It gets irritating to have to sift through the bs info in a thread. Same people derailing threads, constant talk of everything but what this forum is supposed to be about. I love posting about an issue I am having with a carpet to read the next thread about getting high or another member calling someone a homo.

All I hear from the admins and mods are this board is a public place and we cant control everything. Isnt TMF a business? It does have an owner/owners and should be held to the same standards as we do in our own business models. I hope that people dont run their businesses this way when they are with customers. Keep the board focused on what truly matters in order to grow our cleaning companies.

That is my answer to the thread question, "ways to improve TMF"
Yes because all of the what chems/what TM are you using is the key to growing a business. NOT
 
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This is what I am talking about. Very little of this site has anything new to offer. Look at the list of new topics. Derailers and unconstructive input.

Create a section for people trying to learn this business from the internet, and make it easy to block the entire section.
agree 100% with you. It gets irritating to have to sift through the bs info in a thread. Same people derailing threads, constant talk of everything but what this forum is supposed to be about. I love posting about an issue I am having with a carpet to read the next thread about getting high or another member calling someone a homo.

All I hear from the admins and mods are this board is a public place and we cant control everything. Isnt TMF a business? It does have an owner/owners and should be held to the same standards as we do in our own business models. I hope that people dont run their businesses this way when they are with customers. Keep the board focused on what truly matters in order to grow our cleaning companies.

That is my answer to the thread question, "ways to improve TMF"
I am working on it today so that certain sections dont pop up in the newsfeed (new/recent posts).

TMF was created for the industry but turned into a business and still growing, didn't know it would even come to something like this for when we already have 3 other businesses to run/manage and a family. I agree I personally have spreaded myself thin and it can be difficult, sometimes I have wished in the past that I just had my regular 7am-5pm job cleaning carpets and be done with it and not have to worry about work, but with TMF and all the other businesses it puts a big toll on us. It's not a simple 8 to 5 job ya know? Especially with lately over 1,000+ posts daily and only thing I check is the Reports section (which more people need to use). Mods have families and businesses of their own too to run. Maybe I should hire some more in house people when the money is right.

Many don't see what we do behind scenes, shoot if people only knew that it's just me and my cousin that creates an entire 'Clean Informer' magazine vs. 2 magazine corporations with deep pockets and numerous employees and give out tons of things for free they might feel differently about us. Think about the cost of dedicated servers, graphic artists (which we have another sweet update coming soon), coders, videography for the free videos dad puts out on Youtube, $$ spent on flights/hotels for expos, print costs for the magazine and marketing materials, free items we give out for contests (thats out of our pocket), managing a online storefront, mobile app payments monthly just so you guys can use the site easier, $200/month just to keep the magazine live in digital and I can go on and on for expenses......all while still having a family and couple other businesses. Many of you should know that it takes more than 5+ years to really get a business lifted off the ground, were at that mark.

I can't make everyone happy and this isn't new to me either, people come and go with drama. I don't make any rash decisions and I hardly ban someone unless their really going against our rules but some of you have brought things to our attention so we are doing something about it. I created TMF with a professional outlook, right in the beginning we didn't allow curse words and a lot of ppl loved that about us, but at the same time I still want all of you to enjoy yourselves in certain sections while keeping business on topic. TMF has grown into a beast, we surpass all other forums and magazine corporations - don't you think it's kinda hard when you get nationalities from across the globe all into 1 place? Many people are definitely not going to get along at some point or another or just try to go create a forum against ours.

We are a family owned company who is still running a cleaning business. Ran by cleaners for cleaners has always been our motto too.
 

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agree 100% with you. It gets irritating to have to sift through the bs info in a thread. Same people derailing threads, constant talk of everything but what this forum is supposed to be about. I love posting about an issue I am having with a carpet to read the next thread about getting high or another member calling someone a homo.
All I hear from the admins and mods are this board is a public place and we cant control everything. Isnt TMF a business? It does have an owner/owners and should be held to the same standards as we do in our own business models. I hope that people dont run their businesses this way when they are with customers. Keep the board focused on what truly matters in order to grow our cleaning companies.
That is my answer to the thread question, "ways to improve TMF"
Thank you for your input @Blacktiedetailing .

TMF is a community. Community decides content. Moderators/admins/members handle problems progressively doing the 5 R's;

  • Report
  • Reprimand
  • Redirect
  • Restrict
  • Remove
The first 4 were implemented. Last one time will tell.

Rob
 
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agree 100% with you. It gets irritating to have to sift through the bs info in a thread. Same people derailing threads, constant talk of everything but what this forum is supposed to be about. I love posting about an issue I am having with a carpet to read the next thread about getting high or another member calling someone a homo.

All I hear from the admins and mods are this board is a public place and we cant control everything. Isnt TMF a business? It does have an owner/owners and should be held to the same standards as we do in our own business models. I hope that people dont run their businesses this way when they are with customers. Keep the board focused on what truly matters in order to grow our cleaning companies.

That is my answer to the thread question, "ways to improve TMF"
Yes it is frustrating to sift through all the BS but it has been like this since I joined in 2009 . Same posters and some new posters.
I know when Mick was here he would have dropped the axe (ban) on a few of these posters , maybe too quick at times.
I am not for banning most anyone . It is a open forum and no Sunday school , mild compared to many forums . When a moderator starts a thread "Post a Funny Pic" did you expect not to open a "can of worms" including mild porn ? Google (public) can few this thread.
Ignore and sifting through all the non business material (your choice) is the best option.
Tighten the noose to much and some members will flock to another forum.
I sift through ALL the Amtex and Tilemaster threads. Great products but SOS everyday.
 

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OK time for another contest at TMF. This one will be unique in itself. Whoever comes up with the best idea on how to improve TMF will get this free set of Snap-n-Lock cuffs from Master-Clean, our new advertiser at TMF.

We want TMF to be the best information site on the net and would like your help to achieve it. So fire away, constructive critisism is allowed but smart alec ones will be excluded. Further contest ideas accepted also.
The TMF mods will decide which idea is the best. Runner up will recieve a hat. 3rd place will get a wand bar holder.


Rob Allen.

1st place ( for 200 ft vac hose/Starter cuff/3 inline cuffs/1 reducer set)



2nd place (1 hat)



3rd place (1 bar holder)




*Offer ends May 10th at 12 midnight. (approx 2 weeks). Contest rules can change at the discretion of the TMF mod request. Thank you and hope you win!
I would like to be able to see more options on the mobile app like the "winner" and happy face. The only option now is "Like"
 
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Its cabin fever
people been in the house too long.
Spring needs to come and get everyone back to work.
Idle minds will be busy.
balance will return as it does every year.
 

Nomad74

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Also on the mobile app it would be nice if you could upload the whole image rather than it turning into a thumbnail that you have to click on to see. I often find myself not posting pictures on my job sites because I can't upload a full size image from my phone. I usually wait until I get back to my office where I can upload it without it being a thumbnail.

Ok, thats all for my 2 cents.
 

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Also on the mobile app it would be nice if you could upload the whole image rather than it turning into a thumbnail that you have to click on to see. I often find myself not posting pictures on my job sites because I can't upload a full size image from my phone. I usually wait until I get back to my office where I can upload it without it being a thumbnail.

Ok, thats all for my 2 cents.
You can upload full pics.. just before you post it and touch the pic ur uploading and it will bring up a menu that will allow you to post it full...
 
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Nomad74

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You can upload full pics.. just before you post it and touch the pic ur uploading and it will bring up a menu that will allow you to post it full...
Oh, i need to check this out. Thanks!