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I wanted to extend an offer I made on my Marketing for Mavens blog to a larger audience. The other day I was inspired by the idea that there are probably thousands of people out there with web development, web design, and web marketing questions but have no idea where to go to have them answered. Yes, there are forums out there for this sort of thing but sometimes you just want to have a conversation with someone. Over the years, I have learned a lot from the different communities out there and it time for me to give back.

I have decided that I’m going to donate an hour of each day to helping people with their web related questions. I setup a form that people can use to fill out a quick description of their question and how they would like to be contacted. I can’t make any promises that I’ll be able to answer every question but at the very least I can probably point you in the right direction. If you have a question, then please feel free to submit it to me. Thank you!

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Ruby on Rails has taken a beating lately with all the down time occurring on Twitter. The Twitter developers have openly stated that Rails isn’t to blame but it hasn’t stopped all the FUD that has been posted.

I have never personally run into any of the scaling problems that have been blamed on Rails but I’ve also never built an application that receives the amount of use that Twitter does. So this has me wondering, where is all the support from the Rails community? 37signals has built several successful Rails apps and there are many others out there. It would be a shame if this pushes people away from a very good web development platform. Any Rails developers out there want to comment on this. Let’s get some positive comments and success stories out there!

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