This is a community for a very special group of people, the people who are building the world wide web.

Many other sites see themselves as "webmaster forums", and that leads to some poor decision making on their part. Net Builders are not only webmasters, they are entrepreneurs.

Being an entrepreneur is special. It requires you to develop competencies in management, marketing, sales, and numerous technical fields -- just to get started.

These "webmaster forums" tend to have rules against "self promotion" -- as if capitalism were some sort of social disease. If you are going to be any good as an entrepreneur, you have to get exited about the businesses you are building. If you're excited about something, you naturally want to talk about it. Setting rules preventing community members from talking about the things which excite them is a certain recipe for disaster.

... more to come ...