Apparently, I must have self-promoted?
I wanted to clarify why Al Emb'r post was no longer accurate. To promote another product as the holy grail and disregard the strides taken and mentioned in the Epson based realm is wrong. Whoever felt this was self promotion, I can show you dozens of posts where true self promotion was occurring.
I have helped people in the tshirt industry for years, at NO COST, long before this forum existed. I would have people call me up and I would talk to them for hours to help solve their problems.I couldn't be more happier and just like when the fuse went out of my motherboard I saved the directions have helped many people get their machine up and running without getting paid for it.
If I can help one person with something I learned on my machine. I am gonna shout it from the rooftops. Same thing if I was ever wronged by a company trying to sell me something that I didn't need.
Yes, when you make a post in a thread where people are asking which machine to buy and you suggest a machine that you sell and talk about why the machine you sell is better, that is self promotion.Apparently, I must have self-promoted?
It may have been possible to talk about the improvements in general without the glowing reviews of the machine that you sell.I wanted to clarify why Al Emb'r post was no longer accurate. To promote another product as the holy grail and disregard the strides taken and mentioned in the Epson based realm is wrong.
Actually, I asked you to do just that via PM when you had a question and I haven't seen one reported post yet from you.Whoever felt this was self promotion, I can show you dozens of posts where true self promotion was occurring.
The policy doesn't stop people from helping people. That's what the forums are all about.I didn't have products to sell, I didn't have services to offer. I just simply helped. I made $0, but that's what is good about this industry. People really want to help people. This is why I am frustrated about this policy.
How so?I understand, to keep the forums clean, you need to have rules in place. But sometimes those rules go above and beyond common sense.
On the contrary, it has been very productive to helping people be able to get straight answers instead of the "we're the best, the other guy sucks" type confusing and conflicting answers they often get at tradeshows when someone is trying to sell their equipment.I just feel it is completely counterproductive to operate with such strict polices that you can't answer.
Honestly, I didn't realize there was a big issue with your posts being moderated? With over 1300+ posts, I can only think of a couple of times where a post had to be moderated. That doesn't seem like a huge amount or an ongoing issue at all.I've seen posts go for weeks with no answer. I answer the question, the only post there in response was mine, but because it could have been perceived as self-promotion, it was deleted and the post was still left unanswered.
You already took this person's thread off the topic by venting your frustration...sounds kind of counter productive I do apologize for not sending you a PM at the time I moderated the post to explain in detail why it had to be moved. I can see how this would have frustrated you not knowing what happened. I was away from my computer at the time and had assumed that you would understand why the post was moved if you were posting glowing reviews of your own machine.Like I said, counterproductive. Moderators, no need to worry, I'm not responding to this post again concerning the self-promotional issue, I just needed to vent my frustration.
You make a good point. Different forums have different guidelines on what is OK and what isn't OK. Some forums have rules they post but don't try to enforce.Justin Walker said:I agree with you, Jerid; I have had soooo many posts deleted since I joined this forum, it puts Scott's censorship habits to shame! I stopped caring about it a long time ago; if they want to delete my posts, so be it.... But know that I definitely feel your pain, Jerid! I have essentially reduced my postings to the occasional update and sample picture; this is not an accident.
When I do have more to say, I tend to say it elsewhere, where I know my efforts will be preserved and not deleted before anyone can benefit from them.
Here's what you wrote.JeridHill said:Sorry Rodney, but if you send me what I wrote, you won't see where I was promoting the product I sell.
JeridHill said:I understand your frustrations, but these are the exact issues the Mod1 addresses. We are not "selling" the FlexiJet at this moment because we don't have the PrintsRite Ink system ready for it yet.
Your information is outdated since these printers are advancing consistently. We have people who have Epson based machines that converted over to our PrintsRite system and now they are printing with white ink, with low maintenance, low spoilage and high profitability.
If you feel I am willing to say this because we "sell" a printer and ink system, check out the unbiased posts on this very subject and you will see end users once again enjoying using their Epson based printers.
As for black shirts, the Mod1 is printing 20 shirts an hour (on average) consistently. These are full size prints. We have videos on the forums, youtube, our site, etc.
JeridHill said:It wasn't happening. I was correcting something someone else said. The last time I checked, Belquette WAS NOT the only company to sell an Epson Based printer. The only thing I talked about that would indicate a Mod1 printer was when it was mentioned to not believe what the rep would say about production speed. I indicated what we were getting on the Mod
Nobody posted about the Mod1 though. If you just posted about epson based printers in general instead of posting features of a product that you sell, it probably wouldn't have been self promotion. And yes, when an owner, operator or someone with no financial gain posts about a product, that's not self promotion.JeridHill said:This was not trying to sell a product, this was a response for someone else (not even the original poster) to CORRECT their inaccurate information. But if someone else corrected them, it would have been fine.
There were lots of t-shirt sites and industry forums before I started this site. The overwhelming feedback that I get is that this place was *different* than the other sites.IMO, the reason why your site grew so quickly, was not because of this rule, but because there was no strong presence of a tshirt site.
That's possible. People join, use and leave online communities for lots of different reasons. No one forum, site or business can be everything to everybody.This rule may have helped keep some here longer, and it may have also helped some leave sooner.
It's not the only reason, but it's one of them. And that's based on actual feedback from people that have taken the time to email, comment, post, PM.But I don't believe it's what caused the site to grow as fast as it has.
Doesn't every place have that? Tradeshows have that. Other forums have that.You have rules in place that must be adhered to or these actions are the consequences of breaking these rules.
I didn't call you out on in publicly. It was handled privately, but you decided to make a public post about it.I know what my intent was and to be called out on it as if I was trying to sell a product in an assumption that was made.
Is there any new info on the Texmac Solo? Out of all the printers I have been looking at
I have got it down to 2 the neoflex and the solo. Theres no rep for neoflex in Japan so i would like to get more info on dealers and where they are located and who might be able to help get a machine over here to Japan.