Yog Sothoth readers,
My name is Jeff Talanian, and I routinely post in the Arkham Market Square, which is described as thus:
For/about publishers (free & commercial), traders, fundraising, announcements & collector talk.
I have a small publishing company. I make posts in the designated area for my small publishing efforts. I always confine my project posts to a single thread. Some folks have enjoyed my commercial posts, which, again, I have kept limited to a single thread; I do not spam the board,I am a frequent reader, but I don't typically post outside my commercial posts, again -- in the forum designated as a place to make commercial posts.
Today I noticed my thread was locked:
It included a link from PoC that reads the following:
Posts announcing crowd funders, Kickstarters and promotions etc., are very welcome in the Arkham Market Square forum, as are updates on progress, however due to some ... over-zealous... use of the facility (especially by those whose only contribution to the community seems to be their crowd funder) - creators/promoters are now asked to keep to a limit of five posts regarding their crowd funder or commercial promotion - this is to help it not feel like spam, i.e. it's usually best to update when there is something significant to report.
Exemptions to this limit are available to members holding site supporter accounts. Please contact me to discuss.
Either way, if you're crowd funding or promoting your commercial activities please try to be considerate of your fellow site members when posting about your project. Everyone wants you to succeed but I'm sure no one (including you) wants your activities to feel like spam! Thank you.
PoC is in a position of authority here, with an admin account and 17,000+ posts. He (or she) has locked only my thread in the Arkham Market Square, so I'm forced to conclude this is directed completely and solely at me: A new rule, a single poster's thread locked; hence, a new rule created and directed at me and me alone.
So, to the community, I'm curious about the following: When one creates a thread in a forum that is "For/about publishers (free & commercial), traders, fundraising, announcements & collector talk" and a publisher of Mythos-related gaming material makes a crowdfunding thread for a Mythos-related project, and keeps it confined to a single thread, are you offended? Have I crossed the virtual line by making frequent updates? Or is this simply PoC's "old boy" network, and I'm not one of PoC's "old boys"?
Who knows? Maybe now I have crossed the line for my sheer audacity. Perhaps this thread will be locked and deleted before too many people read it. I would not be surprised.
North Wind Adventures