According to Wikipedia - "Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for resources, goods, for mates, for prestige, recognition, for awards, for group or social status, or for leadership and profit. It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared, where one's gain is the other's loss (a zero-sum game)."
Do we have competition here at WA? Yes we sure do, in the form of recognition for outstanding service to the community. This is more of a friendly competition and is separate from creating your websites to make money where the competition comes from outside of the community not from within. I believe that not having competition within the community is one of the reasons why we all get along so well together.
In a marketplace 9 to 5 job, which many of you have in addition to your affiliate marketing business, you are competing against each other to either get ahead, maintain your position or prevent your job being outsourced or discontinued. You have to watch what you say and who you say it to. Years ago I was taught that sharing everything you knew was good, it didn't lock you into a particular position and allowed management to move you around and eventually promote you. Now a days you have to be very careful, my job was discontinued for sharing information.
Glad to be back in an environment where we can share information freely not having to worry about competing against each other. Thoughts, comments? Thanks. Enjoy.