The profile of the « mean » sailor who is participating to this thread is VERY CONSERVATIVE, ...Very few forumnites are considering « New gen » Anchors.
Perhaps. But I'm not in that category. And we are
in the market for a new anchor. (However, this is a very price-sensitive thing.)
As Manufacturers are NOT WELCOME to talk about their products and to explain why they have developed a new product and which characteristics are better than the ones of the competition, ...
It's not so much you aren't welcome
, per se, but more that you aren't allowed to advertise, and SailNet perhaps has a very strict definition of what constitutes "advertising."
I understand SailNet's point. And where do you draw the line? OTOH: If answering questions In The Wrong Way can easily draw a rebuke, esp. if a representative isn't paying for the privilege, I can see how such people would simply refrain, leaving people like me to seek answers elsewhere. This is the "counter-productiveness" to which I earlier referred.
In the same vein: I don't know what questions I can ask a manufacturer's representative about their product that might result in an answer that'll get them censored or banned. Not being one who pays all that much attention to banner adverts anywhere
, that would include here (sorry), I have no idea whom somebody like our erstwhile correspondent here might offend by citing comparisons I might request. So, all-in-all, I'll simply forgo the exercise. All of this is most-definitely not by way of complaint, but, merely, as I had intended in my earlier comments, an observation.
I don't know as there's an easy answer.
...the forum will always stay VERY CONSERVATIVE, talking endlessly about the same « old generation » products.
That is not at all an accurate portrayal of SailNet's membership.
An Outstanding product will advertise by itself. Wait and then you could learn more about « new products » => on other nautical forums !!!
I may be the odd man out in this respect: But I hang out only here for my on-line sailing community fix.