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Thread: The Ban of Darkhoek **Update post 163***

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    Rules are rules and I appreciate Daves protection of the vendors who play by the rules. BTW The vendor fee is very reasonable as compared to other sites. Hopefully Dave won't have to increase it to cover his expenses.

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    I just wasted 10 minutes describing how I feel about the direction this site is taking but decided to delete it because I figure I'd be banned before I could sell some knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    You make it seem as this came out of nowhere, and I doubt this is the case.

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    So anyone that enjoys making handles and sayas from time to time has to become a vendor to be able to post their work here? Harald has not posted a WIP in a long time if I am not wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    So anyone that enjoys making handles and sayas from time to time has to become a vendor to be able to post their work here? Harald has not posted a WIP in a long time if I am not wrong.
    I don't think that is the case, but I think that it is a matter of repeated patterns of self promotion, and politely being reminded of the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    I just wasted 10 minutes describing how I feel about the direction this site is taking but decided to delete it because I figure I'd be banned before I could sell some knives.

    W.T.F?

    If this site is headed in the wrong direction it's because of people like yourself pushing it that way. Case in point - you post on another site that you won't ever post here again yet days later you show here up to sell your knives. What's that about? Another user....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    So anyone that enjoys making handles and sayas from time to time has to become a vendor to be able to post their work here? Harald has not posted a WIP in a long time if I am not wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by chazmtb View Post
    I don't think that is the case, but I think that it is a matter of repeated patterns of self promotion, and politely being reminded of the rules.

    Exactly Bao

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    I've posted a lot of stuff that I have made and I'm still here. I don't see the problem with following the guidelines here.
    It seems to me that Salty has had a very negative attitude about this site from the very beginning.
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    Well, I too like darkhoek's input and love seeing his work, but I also look at it from the other direction. A lot of forums don't allow any type of self-promotion of personal sites (blogs, commercial etc.) and posting links to your site is a big no-no and will usually lead to a PM and post deletion. The way this site is set up with a commercial/vendor side, it almost makes sense to eliminate links to personal sites altogether (in the signature line and posts). Let people link to their blogs in their profile or maybe have a blogroll thread where people can have a one-time blog promotion post. But after that, resign yourself to not being able to promote your knife work, writing, pictures, or food porn -- unless you pay to be a vendor that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Speaking of the vendors here, they are one of the main reasons why I've taken a stand against people advertising freely. The pay a fee to have the right to advertise here and this fee (almost) pays for the monthly costs to run the site. I aim to protect the rights that they pay for.
    Where do you guys buy your hosting? I have a forum which is free to use (not kniferelated!!!) and I have + 500 members. No one pays any fees (vendor, donations, supporting membership) and my exspence per year is less than $50. I really have a hard time understanding why your vendors, newly added donation button and supported memberships should not give any profit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    Where do you guys buy your hosting? I have a forum which is free to use (not kniferelated!!!) and I have + 500 members. No one pays any fees (vendor, donations, supporting membership) and my exspence per year is less than $50. I really have a hard time understanding why your vendors, newly added donation button and supported memberships should not give any profit?

    This forum costs a LOT more than you're paying. The software licensing alone was about 8x that. I can assure you that there's no profit being generated by this site.
    Last edited by Dave Martell; 11-15-2011 at 07:12 PM.

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