(Closed) Vendor User Policies

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1405 posts
Bumble bee

@PassionatePhotoLady:  Thank you for posting this, I know your words echo a much larger crowd that is afraid to come forward.  I think this needed to be said.  I am not expecting anything to change nor am I polling for it, but the mods need to hear this feedback.  What they do with it….well is up to them.   For myself, I have to decide if I want to continue posting here,  knowing I may be censoring my own beliefs for fear of being banned, and by then, what is the point?

The example that was given was “telling brides that they will become cautionary tales to others if they don’t go the professional route.”  I think many of us are guilty of this, because honestly the facts and stats show that is more likely than not going to happen.  I always kept my posts to the point and factual.  I never self promoted, I’m not going to stick around waiting to be banned because someone flags a post like this where I am just expressing a true professional opinion based on mostly facts.

It really is a silly rule, there are not enough pro’s on here to brainwash anyone.  I like the idea of identifying members as pro’s with a label so people know up front where the advice is coming from.  Perhaps that would be a fair middle ground.  Then they can decide which advice they value most. Plus, just because someone is a pro, does that make them a vendor?  I know pro’s here that do only child portraits….is that considered a vendor?  They have no chance of ever being hired to do a wedding.


Post # 4
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PassionatePhotoLady: “I for one will not be bullied. If users and WB staff want to benefit from the advice of the industry professionals here, which we give freely and with no benefit to ourselves, they should accept the fact that the advice comes from human beings with real-life opinions that may or may not jive with theirs or those of other members on the boards.”

Amen to that. Mods can post freely with their personal (sometimes not well-received) opinions…

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