Why ThaiVisa.com told me to start my own forum
So it was a month or so ago I went to the Thai Visa expat forums and asked a question to see if anyone new some good books to learn the Northern Thai dialect. Well I got a few good answers but mostly the same old BS where people would say things like "why would you do that what a waste of time". Many people weren't being friendly at all and to what we've become to expect in the forums.
So I thought I'd go ask another question on the technical / admin forum and ask if they could implement a system where we could vote up answers so that other people didn't have to see the crap answers. As people explained to me it wouldn't make sense because a forum is more like a discussion where people talk after one another. Basically the other users on the forum told me in order to do what I wanted I had to start my own forum style website about Thailand.
Knowing a forum style website about Thailand wasn't going to work because it's not really a discussion it's more of a Question and Answer website similar to Yahoo's Q&A. This actually makes more sense because people who have Thai Visa questions usually want an answer they don't want to talk about it. In fact when the question is answered is there really anything else to discuss? I don't think so.
So that's how I came to create the New Thai Visa website. It's going to be a place to get answers to all your Thai Visa and general Thailand Questions. Trust is a big thing so in order to build trust I've built into the website a reputation score. This reputation score is based off what other people think of you and how good you responses are. Unlike other sites if you write 1000 crap responses someone with 5 helpful responses is going to have a better reputation than you and this should help with trust.
What about Thailand News?
Are you sick of getting daily news about Thailand that is mostly boring? I don't know about everyone else but I don't like to read all the damn news. I just like to read the interesting stories on a Sunday. So what I'll be doing with the site is adding all the interesting news stories but only be sending out a weekly "Interesting" newsletter about the most useful pieces of news going on in Thailand and the world.
So please if you have a chance check out the New Thai Visa website sign up let me know what you think.
Oh if your wondering about the name of the website NewThaiVisa.Com I chose this name because I thought it would be an easy name to remember and it has no relationship to the owners of ThaiVisa.Com