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Ideas on how to post on competitors' forums?

So here's the deal...

I regularly read the support forums of my three or four major competitors. When I read something like "I wish your software did xyz!" I REALLY want to chime in and say "Ours does that! Check us out!" But I know that not only is that not cool, the posts would likely get deleted shortly after they've been posted.

Do any of you have some clever ideas on how I could reach these folks in a more elegant manner?
Not Saying Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
Remember too, what's good for the goose is good for the gander :)
schlabnotnik Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
Maybe indirectly - perhaps link to a blog post or forum post where someone is saying that your product can solve the problem.

Of course, don't make it obvious who you are...
Bob Frances Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
two words: bad idea.
Bob Walsh Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
I agree with Bob: bad idea.

However, you might create a blog post with the title rephrasing that question, and describing how your software does that. This way, the next time someone googles on this specific question, your solution should come up fairly high.
(User deleted) Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
@Ryan

Nice idea! I suppose I really should get off my bum and do a blog anyway... sigh.
Not Saying Send private email
Monday, May 18, 2009
 
 
Or you could just take a dump on your competitor's front lawn. It would have much the same effect.
Rowland Send private email
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
 
 
Maybe you can do some twitter searches and listen to people talking about your competitor. Then you can politely @ them and tell them what advantages your product has.
Javier Send private email
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
 
 
@Javier

Now there's an interesting idea too! Thanks all...
Not Saying Send private email
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
 
 

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