Originally Posted by chalugadp
Ok i am a bit peeved. I get a infraction today for marketing from avs for posting a picture of a sub I built for someone. Picture was to show a driver a dude liked. No reference to here, or mentioning that I could build for him. Like many here I spend a lot of time helping others. When I finish a project I like to post pictures. Its a lot of hard work. The infraction says lots of people complaining about marketing.
Was i marketing when I created my video series, sketchup drawings with measurements, Rew for inuke, and now the microcube. If I was marketing why would I post videos of exactly how to do it. Virtually every day there is a post in the diysoundgroup threads pointing to the website for a new product or info on existing products. Questions answered about products that are going to be purchased. Information about upcoming products.
Maybe i should take down all my tutorials, stop encouraging people to do it themselves and really market the (*&)()*$ out of my flatpacks here, craigslist, etc. ...... No I won't do that but man ... I feel better now
For what it's worth, I haven't complained at all. I've never sent a complaint in since I've been on the forum.
You brought up DIY Sound Group's subwoofer flat packs and speaker kits, but what you mentioned isn't really the same thing. I think the initial issue was you actually coming out on the forum and saying 'This is what I have to sell, here is where to get it, this is how much it costs, I'm not like Erich and I'm going to be making money on this stuff.'
I don't think I have ever posted a link to one of the subwoofer or speaker kits from DIY Sound Group since being on the forum. But there are a lot of people that order those kits and start threads....without any input from me at all. I certainly can't tell people not to post a build of their flat packs or kits in the DIY section, nor do I tell them they should. I've had people ask how much something might cost, and I don't think there's an issue answering a question like that, but I'm not sure.
I think things have changed over the past month or so and rules have been tightened up. So now I likely won't even answer cost questions just to be on the safe side.
But a few years ago it was different. The big flat pack thread in the DIY section was started about 2.5 years ago with me simply helping get some kits made up like I did with the Anarchy tapped horn over 3 years ago. That grew to people wanting more subwoofers and bigger subwoofers, which I've tried to do.
The huge SEOS speaker thread was a large group effort by DIY guys started here many years ago and has been an ongoing process from it's beginning. With over 650,000 views, it's bound to be talked about. I've done my best not to answer pricing questions on those kits even though many are priced at break even costs which I've broken down over the past years to be on the safe side. But things might be changing on AVS and I need to talk with some of the moderators to be sure no one gets mad about anything.
Maybe they will tell me to start a big thread in the classified section like they did for you, I just don't know. DIY Sound Group was actually started by AVS members and pretty much catered only to them back then. The new site looks 'professional', but that's only because AVS members helped out with that.