a debate challenge to johny clean
i think the statement below is absolutely spot-on. as you may know, i am very new to dreadlocking so i can speak with very recent experience. As pretty much everyone else who is looking to start dreads, i googled it. the first few pages was full of wax promoting websites, after looking on youtube aswell pretty much all of the videos were advocating the use of wax and other products.I cannot remember how i came across this delightful website, sadly it was too late and i had already backcombed my hair (no wax though) and then after reading through this site wished that i hadn't.Instead of trying to confront the wax companies, which is a strategy i really doubt will work (i wish it would but i dont think it will) due to the fact that he has a rising buisness and doesn't want to dirty his image with having lost a debate with people from this site, but then even if he did loose how would we get the word out when the first few pages on google are completely vacant of links to this website unless you search for it knowingly. Anyway, instead of arguing with him head on, i think it would be alot more beneficial to somehow get this site more known, more accessible to the people starting on dready journeys, that way we can by-pass the wax companies by immediately educating potential customers.So, as a crude conclusion, as much as i would love to see johnny clean beaten in a debate, i think we can spend our time more wisely by promoting the website and getting it higher up on googles list.how to do this i believe (from consulting a friend whose buisness has just taken off) is by getting as many people to search for it on google. this feeds back to googles data base and the more people we get searching for this site in conjunction with tags such as 'dreadlocks' or 'dreads' and then clicking on the link to this page, the site then creeps higher up on the list of sites found by google. This friend of mine emailed everyone on his address list and got them to search for his company 10 times each on google and clicking on his link. he only asked 50 people to do this and it improved the amount of visitors to his webpage vastly by simply getting his site higher on the results returned on google. we have huge amounts of members on this page and if we get them to do the same, the results could be amazing....sorry for the long reply, i've just had a massive cup of coffee!!xKnottysleeves:''Wax is a highly-charged issue for a lot of dreadheads, and I think our efforts would be better spent educating people and balancing the misinformation spread by DHHQ and Knottyboy etc. It's important to get the word out that alternatives DO exist to using wax... if people find all this info and still decide to use wax, well, that's totally their choice and their own dread journey. My main concern is that people don't HAVE all the facts, all they're finding is the marketing BS spread by Jonny and his minions.''