Originally posted by Fourdoor
I just discovered dsmtuners.com and was quickly directed over here.... How many people on this board actually have EVO's besides me? How long has this board been up?
One thing.... is there going to be any rules here about vendors not being able to bad mouth each other and get away with it because they put up big $$$ in advertising? That is going to be the downfall of Evolutionm.net Hell, that is the reason I started looking for other boards to get information from!
Welcome Keith - there are only a handful of EVO owners in here so far - many people have come over from our DSM site to check things out and give feedback.
You've brought up something that we were shocked to see as well - no, we won't allow vendors who advertise on our site to A.) bad mouth members or other shops, or B.) to market their products to our members in any forum except the Vendor forum. We believe vendors are an important part of a community when they help answer tech questions. But when they openly argue with other members and use the forums as a means to sell more products, they become detrimental to the community. Take a look at DSMtuners and see how we've handled things over there - I'm sure you'll quickly see that it's worked well for everyone. The vendors do not determine who gets banned, what threads get locked, or what can be said in our forums, even if they are paying advertisers. Their input is equal to everyone else. In return, we don't allow customer service complaints from consumers, nor do we allow people to bash vendors at all. We didn't build our sites to be vendor-review forums. We'd rather keep the potential fraudulent posts out.
Hope this answers some of your questions.