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Old 11-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it my imagination, or is this forum designed to chat about our 8100 phones? Seems that I see so many case reviews/postings it's annoying. People/company's trying to sell their cases clog up this page! Anyone else annoyed with this?

Yeah, yeah...I'm guilty on posting too, but these have got to be moved to "product reviews". Where are the moderators???

Lately, PINSTACK has become my first choice of 8100 forum to read. Im fairly confident I wont see any changes here, however thought Id share my opinion on this.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i agree 100%..... i especially hate the seidio spam on this site.... regardless of if i dislike their products or not... there are at least 10+ threads about their warez.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was surprised to see companies push their products in the forum.

It is good for company spokesman to be involved and respond when forum members have questions. However, pushing products would not be tolerated in other forums which I read.
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krad, you read my mind. ; )

jeffmcclan, I concur. This would not be tolerated in other forums.
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I dunno, I'm divided on this. I think it is OK for a company to announce a product offering, especially since there has not been a flood of different companies posting products.

Far as I know, putting 8100 product announcements anywhere but here is like putting the info into a black hole. I don't know about anyone else, but my log on goes directly to this Forum [the 8100] and not other sections. I never go elsewhere. I would find it inconvenient and a hassle if I had to go to more than one section to find information about the Pearl.

Moreover, I like knowing about products or applications. I am sure that most will agree that getting the Pearl does not end the shopping/outfitting process. On every phone I have ever purchased, I spend maybe three to six months researching and buying cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors, applications, games, etc.

Personally, I like reviewing other users' experiences with any of the above. And I like finding the information in this Forum, not elsewhere.

Just my opinion on the issues.
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That's fair...if you like it, you like it. I just get the feeling most people are tired of seeing seidio spam.
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I can see a company answering support questions, but announcing new products belongs in the other areas, like accessories or buy/sell.
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wait a min...seidio doesn't own this site????? i thought that's why they have to charge soooo much $$$$$$ for their products
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I can see a company answering support questions, but announcing new products belongs in the other areas, like accessories or buy/sell.
BINGO!

I agree, announce in the other area, then provide customer service here WHEN a question is asked
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That's fair...if you like it, you like it. I just get the feeling most people are tired of seeing seidio spam.
I'll agree with you there. Seidio seems to announce a lot.

But I would still like to see Members review products or bring them to my attention because just like in other Forums, I'm too "lazy" to look anywhere but here, so I'd miss things.

E.g. when the one Member did a review of the Seidio Rubberized case. But for that review I would have not known about that item and would not have ordered it. [Duly note some members think the rubberized case is garbage, but I like it.].
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wait a min...seidio doesn't own this site????? i thought that's why they have to charge soooo much $$$$$$ for their products
OUCH..........
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How about a Seidio Product STICKY where they just add to the sticky everyday when they release a new product????
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Doesn't bug me a bit. I skip over them... or not.
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BINGO!

I agree, announce in the other area, then provide customer service here WHEN a question is asked
So far, this is interesting. Most of you saying you would like to see this in another area, are long time members. We'll have see what more people think, and then get some moderator feedback.
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How about a Seidio Product STICKY where they just add to the sticky everyday when they release a new product????
That's not a bad thought but wouldn't every vendor want a sticky?
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That's not a bad thought but wouldn't every vendor want a sticky?
Ya, you are correct...

They can call it the 8100 Procucts Sticky or the 8800 Products Sticky.... All vendors post there and if you are looking for aftermarket stuff you look in the product sticky for said device...
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Lately, PINSTACK has become my first choice of 8100 forum to read. Im fairly confident I wont see any changes here, however thought Id share my opinion on this.
On PinStack I said that a manufacturer posting a product announcement was SPAM. I got flamed by other Members to STFU, they wanted to see the announcements.
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makes me wonder..... i wouldn't be surprised if seidio assists with hosting or supporting costs... their presence on this site is overwhelming.

i also wouldn't be surprised if phungy was an employee of seidio either.. the way he peddles their merchandise.
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I belong to a motorcycle racing forum and on that Site they have a sticky for manufacturers to announce products, give deals to members, etc.

But, they also allow announcements to be made in the general section. Fact is, there are just not that many.

And the reason they are allowed is that they cut a deal with the Site owner to allow such, providing the Members get a discount on the products.

Maybe that should be the rule here. Go ahead and announce in the general discussion section, but BBForums members get a 15-20% discount.
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Hey IF Seidio supports this site then thats GREAT in my book! This site rules and is a wealth of information for both new users and seasoned users. I am pretty BB proficient but still learn new stuff here everyday!

Maybe Seidio could pay for a banner ad at the top or the admins could provide one for them to update users on the new products???
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