I was reading through some blog posts on WA this morning over breakfast when i came across one which was offering advice on a particular topic. In my opinion the advice being given in the post was unrealistic, unworkable and would at best waste the time of anyone acting on it (at worst could be detrimental to their business)

I considered calling them out on their advice but I didn't want to get involved in an argument. It's been bothering me since then though.

Just wondering what others have done if in a similar situation?

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LLettau1 Premium
We must remember that the blog posts are a freedom of free speech and expression. Most are helpful, but others not so much.
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Dave07 Premium
I’m all for free speech. Not so much in favour of bad advice being put forward as gospel...
Nevertheless I agree that most members and their posts are genuinely helpful
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
A dilemma for sure, Dave! What about a private message just kindly explaining your stance?
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aliyumuhd Premium
Seems like the most sensible thing to. It will also show your respect for the person giving bad advice.
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leebray Premium
Thats what i started doing and it worked for me
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Dave07 Premium
I understand what you are saying but I have the impression that this member considers himself to be an expert on this topic. I have read a number of his posts and feel that he treads a fine line between appearing to offer advice and trying to recruit WA members into his own business.
Personally I think he is full of 💩
Beware of his advice...
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Tmgreen Premium
I understand your concern. I'm my days as a manager I would always do it discreetly. Online is a little different as bad info is out there for all to read.

If it were me, I would find a way to do it very politely and call him on it in the post while offering better advice.

Michael
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Dave07 Premium
Thanks Michael. My concern is that other members had already bought in to what was being said so even if I posted an alternative opinion they wouldn’t necessarily see it.
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Tmgreen Premium
Yeah, I understand your concern. A polite PM to set them straight might be a good idea.
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kevinzshan Premium
You could always point it out in a nice way and if they are willing to improve themselves, then they'll consider what you just said and probably even thank you for doing so.

If they don't and react with aggression, then just don't reply and ignore. Some people don't want to be helped and it's not our job to force them to take info.

At least that's what I would do.
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Dave07 Premium
Thanks, I appreciate your feedback 👍
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kevinzshan Premium
No problem!
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cramervod Premium
One of the reasons I don't read that many blog posts here. Most are just distractions because they are not fully into showing you how something is really done.

Anyone can write about their observations, but very few understand enough to actually teach you how to do what they are suggesting.

Instead of wasting time, do what's in your target audience's best interest.

Too many people foolishly believe in too much of what they read without learning that to believe what you read, you must always do your own research.
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Dave07 Premium
Yes I am definitely much more choosy about what posts I read now and take teaching posts with a pinch of salt. I was just struck by how misleading this one seemed to be.
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