While manufacturer contributions are great, I do feel that starting a thread to discuss your product strays into unsolicited advertising. I have not read the forum guidelines on this topic, but my sense is that people welcome manufacturer contributions in the following cases:
- When they respond to queries or comments from users which add to members' knowledge
- When they add new or interesting value added content not available elsewhere
If manufacturers want to run threads about their product or publicise updates, offers or new items (no bad thing) we should set up a manufacturers' sub forum and allow manufacturers willing to support the forum financially to make whatever announcements they choose there. If not, the alternative is for manufacturers to run their own forum off their web pages, with all the associated overheads and hassle that entails.
So coming back to the original topic, it would be great if we could see some pictures of your bike Matt, along with some close-ups of your Powercordz, or maybe some pictures explaining your production process and discussion of different colour options or something else which might be of interest to regulars here.
I couldn't agree more! We want to add to "member knowledge". Spending time on the forums, I saw a lot of the same questions popping up and thought it might be helpful to have one place to answer questions. It doesn't seem like we need to advertise - people here seem familiar with Power Cordz. We're new on the forums, so if there is a better place for us to answer questions (like a sub-thread) let me know and we'll move there.