- 7 years ago
A number of pro’s have an issue with the new TOS. They basically say that you can’t promote your industry (not yourself, your industry). This rule gives the mods too much control to ban, and the banning has been inconsistant. BEEM was banned for self promotion…period. She may of been a but rude, but many people have exceeded that without being banned. That was not the reason she was banned. This rule is way too loosy goosy.
As photographers we contribute here without being paid.
Most photographers come here and pimp their business in their very first post. Once they find out they can’t do that, they leave and never come back. A select few of us have stuck around on our own dime to contribute and help where needed. We are aware of the rules and follow them. As LB has stated before, I think it’s pretty rare to find a new photographer that would come on here, read all the rules and decide to participate anyway. Why do we need this rule?
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. We have no problem if we are labeled A PRO so readers can take our advice a they see fit.
Being able to post, as long as it’s with the point of view that wedding bee approves of is kind of silly. We can’t express realities and truths, so at that point, why bother.
LB has a a HUGE contributor of this board. Her sticky up top took a lot of time to write and has helped countless people. The information provided is invaluable. Originally she told me that the info she posted was going to be published for money, but she thought it would help and reach more people out to be posted here for FREE.
We are not bringing this up to be drama queens. We want to post here and help. We are asking the mods to take a good hard look at the TOS and come up with something fair. We are posting this to them with hopes that this will be addressed and something fair will come out of it. The way it is now, we will be censoring our own beliefs and professional opinion based on facts in some cases just to avoid being banned. What is the point????
Honestly, there are not enough pro’s on here to really brainwash anyone here. These TOS make us feel unappreciated. Why should the site even be deserving of our advice that could save it’s members from becoming horror stories. Instead they can live with no pro willing or able to tell them like it is (Gosh forbid their feelings get hurt)and have their irreplacable wedding memories ruined as a result. If that is how the mods want it, then that is what the users here will get.
LB is out, Blu is out, Pizzuto is still deciding, and unless this is resolved, I think I am out too. I have better things to do with my time to sugar coat things and dance around rules that are silly to begin with.