Action Method: Productivity for creative professionals

Came across a really helpful (swell design, too) method for day-to-day productivity that has kind of stuck for me... Especially in brainstorm sessions, the whole action step , backburner, ref item thing worked for me.

http://www.behance.com/Philosophy/Action_Method

This team's got a bunch of ideas on how to use the method in the creative world.

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advertising?

Is anybody else getting the impression that these past two posts are simply a lame attempt at advertising? They sound too "slick" to me, to be simply somebody interested in behance's method... I guess I wouldn't mind a straight-up ad-comment, so long as the poster was honest as to who he was, but posting as anon. and pretending to be somebody he's not, just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and destroys whatever interest I may have had in the product...

...or maybe I'm just a cynical, old man...
-Jon

Stop the anonymous posting ?

I agree with Jon.
How tough would it be to disable anonymous posting ?
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

a wild guess

If I had to guess, I'd say this was timwrite from this discussion posting again but forgot to log in.

That being said, I still vote for anonymous posting to be disabled. I keep seeing shoe sales or some such goofiness show up in the Active Forum Topics. Do spammers have to spam EVERY SINGLE SITE on the whole internet?

-Kenny

Don't you need new shoes ?

:)
If that was timwrite, he should register/verify.
Meantime, I'm sharpening the spikes on my ClueStick(tm), preparing to apply it vigorously about the head and shoulders of these spammers.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

I do need shoes

I do need shoes, and I've found a great place to get them. It is called the store. ;-)

-Kenny

Hello! Don't know if you

Hello!

Don't know if you were also referring to my post (the one about the old organizational technique of using edge-punched cards. But it wasn't a commercial post by any means...It was simply a message that I entered before I found the registration link.

Interestingly, when I posted it, I was actually trying to NOT be anonymous...I kept entering my name and email address (in fields that the system itself provided), but the system stripped out the email address. So even when someone is trying to not be anonymous, the system ensures that they are.

(I'm registered now, though!)

Dave Powell

I doubt anybody would complain about your post!

Your post was great and fascinating! It is this "Action Method" stuff that flooded us today that ticked me and others off... Three posts right in a row--and there have been a couple other suspicious posts recently about current products or businesses. Your post was cool. I had heard of this system before, but never knew much about it. It was great stuff!

-Jon

Yikes. Clearing up...

Well, doing a saturday-over-coffee google search for "action method" showed up these comments to the forum. Given how much time and energe my team puts into behance, i can say that i (scott, founder) did not post them and was pretty dissapointed to see this... i'm the first to say that the only thing i hate more than spam is passive/subtle/promo spam!

My thinking: we have creative friends that helped us develop/test the action method over the past year - and have offered to help us "get the word out" when we launched it... But this is certainly NOT what we had in mind. yikes. rest assured, i've sent a (rather aggressive) email explaining that messageboards are for discussion, not promotion. We'll stick to the bloggers that have discovered action method and have asked us for more info.

I'd like to apologize to forum...sorry that this conversation was prompted in such an annoying way...very much hope that any future discussion is organic.

happy to talk to anyone further: email is - scott at behance.com

regards,
scott + behance team

Thanks, Scott.

There is nothing wrong with an open, honest pitch for a product. I do not mind them, especially when I am confident I can ask questions or provide constructive feedback.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)