drmz, on 6-Dec 2007, 02:05 AM, said:
But why do you seem to compete on imminst and other forums ? I know if i would sell bicycles it's a very smart thing to search a bicicyle forum and start spitting out info about my product(s).But i thought that the purpose of a forum is to discuss substances, not turning parts of a forum in to big advertisement (generating google hits, resulting in corporate branding and so on )
You can say ah well i want to add info to the board, but this info is always biased and never objective.Maybe the directors/admins of the board see it different, it's just my opinion.
We know that some people in the forums have questions about different products. We also know that answer to the questions that are answered in this forum today, may be very difficult to find in 3 months or 6 months. So I continue to comeback and answer things.
The presence of competitors in a forum is actually good for the consumers and folks wanting questions answered.
A forum allows Q&A at a much greater degree than one-way ads such as radio and TV, you can actually ask questions and generally get responses from most folks here.
I don't know about you, but personally If I had some toy competitors available in a forum, when searching for answers to my 'toy' questions for my son, I think it would have made a big difference in my opinion regarding what I would get him for Christmas. So far, I am getting him a wooden toy train set, as I am bothered about the recalls.
Again, this is my opinion, and I think having competitors in a forum is more helpful, than not having them and relying strictly on advertising.
Having said that,
I will look into the 'human plasma testing', and see if we can agree with others what kind of standard we can agree on.