post deleted again!
I can hardly believe it, but my post asking why my post was deleted got deleted. Lucky I saved it to a text file before I posted.
If this post is deleted, I'll post it once again.
I'm one of the good guys and used to post here when it was nothing more than a basic forum - not paid for by big companies.
If this post is deleted a third time, I'll never post here again. I have no idea why it was deleted as it doesn't violate the rules in any way...
Here's an exact copy of what I said and I'd like a public reply from the moderator, please...
I've just been reading through a couple of previous posts and noticed that users are not allowed to make product announcements on this forum. Allow me to rant on for a couple of paragraphs here...
For those of you who don't know, a post of mine was removed. At the risk of this post being removed, I won't mention what I announced - but there were a couple of things that were undoubtedly useful to potential users of my library (and one of the replies was even from a moderator).
That aside, I am astounded to find that any post on the NorthernSounds message board which announces a new sample library or product can only be made by members who have paid for advertising!
I have noticed many, many posts announcing new libraries and am amazed that all these people are paying for the privilege. It makes me a little sick, in fact.
Since the beginning, the naturalstudio site has been a strictly advertisement free zone. I have paid for all server costs from my own pockets, there have been absolutely no banner adds or pop-ups and for many years I have provided free, high quality sample downloads. Also, users have a dedicated area on my forum where they can advertise their site.
I know for a fact that many users here on the NorthernSounds board have downloaded my free samples and I have visited this board for a number of years.
I am a one man business and am not interested in paying for advertising. All ns_kit7 advertising has been word of mouth and this was the first post I ever made advertising the library – I just thought NorthernSound forumites would be genuinely interested.
I find it disappointing that an informative and interesting board like NorthernSounds is not allowing the smaller company to advertise their products.
My product is priced at a minimum. There is no middle-man, no distributors, everything (apart from DVD and artwork duplication) is being done in house and I have priced the library accordingly.
I think it is unfair to expect sample library developers to pay for making casual announcement on the forum. For banner ads, sure. But people who come to the NorthernSounds forum are interested in all new releases – not just releases from companies who have paid NorthernSounds, surely?
(naturalstudio creator and curator)