Originally Posted By: Brian A. Goodman
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1. I humbly refer you to the two next largest home inspection association’s online membership applications, neither of which have any application requirements at all other than to send in $.
Yes Nick, but they don't CERTIFY you just for joining either. You have to earn that, and it takes more than an hour or two. Some of your members clearly understand how that low certification bar is hurting the credibility of the organization, and will for as long as it stays that way.
I'm sure you don't think so, but the endless and obvious hype you like posting also has a significant detrimental effect. I've noticed the volume is up lately...you really seem to be enjoying the two big rocks the BOD gave you to stand behind (General Discussion & Misc. Discussion). I've resisted the urge to post and deflate them over here, but I think I'll just go with it for a while.
So why do people join here? Most of it was nailed by Chuck, but he did leave out the center post of NACHI success. Without the internet presence and bought-up search engines & domain names, NACHI would be another middle-of-the-pack org. I don't know whether to rightly credit you or Chris or both. And lastly I must partly credit the plodding nature of the other two main players, encumbered by both narrow, traditional thinking and a democratic process.