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Offline Cormac Long

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Rule updates relating to Vendors using this forum..
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:49:04 PM »
Hi folks,
    just wanted to let you know about some new rules we have added in relation to vendors using this forum.

We value the contributions of all our members, and want to work with our members that have commercial interests in order to allow them to promote their businesses while continuing to contribute to our community in a meaningful way.

We recently decided it would be best to label the accounts of all our members who are in the business of furnishing, servicing, or otherwise selling electric pianos and keyboards.

By doing this, we hope to maintain an atmosphere of respectful mutual assistance for all our members. By making it clear when a poster has a commercial interest, we aren't aiming to discount that member's opinion; rather it's a way for all our members to readily identify community contributions of our valuable members who do have commercial interests.

Most of the vendors contributing to this forum have gone far above and beyond in helping our members, and we want to honor and respect that in the way we treat vendors that serve our community.

The specific changes we made are listed here..
  • Vendors (those selling pianos, parts or services etc.) are required to contact the admin via PM (dresdner353) or email admin@ep-forum.com so we can change their forum member group to "Vendor". This helps clarify their position to other members. We also recommend that vendors use their real name in their account settings. It is also requested that they state their company name and contact details including website address in their signature. We will gladly assist any vendor in getting these settings sorted out.
  • Vendors are welcome to advertise their new products, parts and services in this forum. We will assist as best we can here with making relevant topics into stickies to help promote the vendor. For example, some vendors have requested sticky topics to allow them post about new parts and services they are launching. This is quite acceptable and vendors are encouraged to contact us in this regard if they wish to pursue such topics.
  • Be courteous to vendors that contribute to this forum. They work very hard at their job and their contributions to this forum are invaluable.
  • Vendors with pianos and equipment to sell should post these in the For Sale board

You can see the full set of rules here..
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=6149.0

Regards,
    Cormac Long, Forum Admin (dresdner353)
    Rob Arnold, Moderator (Rob A)