Should vendors only be allowed to post a 'vendor section'

Should vendors only be allowed to post in a 'vendor section'

  • Yes

    Votes: 28 70.0%
  • No

    Votes: 12 30.0%

  • Total voters
    40
  • Poll closed .

robster970

Veteren member
4,566 1,389
If the CEO understands how to monetise web sites based upon user-generated content then there will undoubtedly be policy changes.

However whilst valuable user-generated-content conflicts with the advertisers then there will always be a dichotomy.

There are two choices - encourage higher quality content and the nature of the advertiser changes. Alternatively turn the place into a shop window for peripheral trading products and services and do this well, at the expense of some of the regular posters and their content contributions.

The status quo exists because nobody is brave enough to make a choice, one way or another.
 
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Soloquan

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646 24
I think we should make them sit at the back of the bus too

and have their own water cooler drinks machines.
 

wackypete2

Legendary member
10,210 2,045
If the CEO understands how to monetise web sites based upon user-generated content then there will undoubtedly be policy changes.

However whilst valuable user-generated-content conflicts with the advertisers then there will always be a dichotomy.

There are two choices - encourage higher quality content and the nature of the advertiser changes. Alternatively turn the place into a shop window for peripheral trading products and services and do this well, at the expense of some of the regular posters and their content contributions.

The status quo exists because nobody is brave enough to make a choice, one way or another.
The choice was made long ago. It's a "shop window for peripheral trading products and services". Check out t2w home page and compare to forexfactory home page. One of them advertises its book for sale (they make money on the sale), and the rebates (they make money when you trade using the rebate program), and there's several featured products for sale at the bottom of the page, and ONLY 5 random "featured" threads that are sometimes seriously out of date. The other forum's home page has NOTHING for sale, displays plenty of thread links including the hottest (NOT out of date) and last replied to, displays current market news one-liners with a link to the full story, and a few live forex quotes on the major pairs. Which of the 2 is a trading site and which is just a for profit money generator?

Peter
 

kimo'sabby

Experienced member
1,623 287
The CEO, may suggest Propboards, for serious/professional traders. T2W is what it is, there are alternatives.
 
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robster970

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The choice was made long ago. It's a "shop window for peripheral trading products and services". Check out t2w home page and compare to forexfactory home page. One of them advertises its book for sale (they make money on the sale), and the rebates (they make money when you trade using the rebate program), and there's several featured products for sale at the bottom of the page, and ONLY 5 random "featured" threads that are sometimes seriously out of date. The other forum's home page has NOTHING for sale, displays plenty of thread links including the hottest (NOT out of date) and last replied to, displays current market news one-liners with a link to the full story, and a few live forex quotes on the major pairs. Which of the 2 is a trading site and which is just a for profit money generator?

Peter
I know what you are saying Pete. I think it's the lip service to user generated content that I have a problem with and was essentially saying, come out and declare your (T2W) hand, publicly.
 
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the hare

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In fairness, I think they have declared their hand, and have been doing so for a very long time now. There's a long history of posts by various people pointing out whats been happening, and that audit trail still exists.

How much more blatant do they have to be before everyone understands wot is wot
 

robster970

Veteren member
4,566 1,389
In fairness, I think they have declared their hand, and have been doing so for a very long time now. There's a long history of posts by various people pointing out whats been happening, and that audit trail still exists.

How much more blatant do they have to be before everyone understands wot is wot
It's a fair point hare. I can't really argue with that.
 

VielGeld

Experienced member
1,421 179
I suggest an alternative action: secede from T2W and run your own vendor-free forum where only serious trading discussion takes place (and maybe an extra lulz or two).

Why keep letting The Man do his thing? I say we revolt, start the revolution, and secede!
 

Lightning McQueen

Moderator
4,868 779
I suggest an alternative action: secede from T2W and run your own vendor-free forum where only serious trading discussion takes place (and maybe an extra lulz or two).

Why keep letting The Man do his thing? I say we revolt, start the revolution, and secede!
the last i recall this happening in a big way was with pool wizard wasp.

...and look how that ended up :cry:
 
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