Here is the deal...
Out moderation and admin team are here to keep this place clean so everyone can get to the info you want ASAP. The problem is that we often get a new member
who registers for the sole reason of harvesting our traffic to sell their products. Most of the time they do not contribute any quality posts and the only posts they make are very promotional.
As a team (mods & admin) we have not had time to adjust to the way our community is growing. We have put in place certain rules to prevent things from getting out of hand but with time we will adjust our management style. I think our policy should be to allow commercial posts (or self promotional) but in a new forum for those kinds of posts. I also think that we need to look at the posts a member
makes and then determine if they are here to contribute or just for self promotion reasons. If a member is a long standing member with many quality posts, then I think some self promotion is entitled.
I also think it would be wise for our members to understand that we have a volunteer team helping manage the forums
and that they should treat them with some respect. If you go into a bar and call the bar tender
an ******* you might be escorted to the sidewalk outside the door or if he is nice enough to serve you a drink, he probably not going to hook you up. So if you have a question, please ask someone on our team nicely and I am sure they will be happy to find out the best way for you to reach your goals.
With all the above being said, please be patient while we (the mod/admin team) discuss how to move forward.
Also, if you are a long standing quality member and want to promote your products, contact me. I might be able to surprise you by hooking you up with some great ad space for dirt cheap
or even free. We want participation in the forums
to be a win win but we need respect from all parties to keep this place civil...
Thanks for understanding!
(I am closing this thread so we can go back to talking about cruising)