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    Pro's cancelling trade memberships SD attitude?

    so over the years I've paid 580 in trade membership fees to advertise my courses and stuff... often to have many of my posts hijacked or derailed by serial d'heads that when reported, nothing happens and the damage is done.

    In light of the following posting by SD admin, I and at least a couple of others have decided that an SD trade membership is not worth the money for the service and issues that admin fail to address. Many times we have reported deliberate attacks on our business and reputation often hijacking ads but nothing happens quickly yet admin freely delete and moderate their own posted interests and that of their buddies in an instant for the admins gain. The statement here:
    Quote Originally Posted by Sikamalc
    This is the sites business NOT yours. And this morning you were politely asked to refrain from plastering the Zeiss logo all over your posts. Now we find that in a childish manner you have posted the above and also posted on another thread with only Zeiss logos all over it. Quite frankly this is not what I would expect from someone who is running a business and claims to be supported by Zeiss.

    You are free to leave the site if you wish. Good luck with the other forum.
    Sorry SD but the facts are simple and the professionals do not need SD, it's SD that needs the professionals to maintain any level of credibility. Your active membership is 2.8k, that's not even a decent size Facebook stalking group. Why should pro's pay to advertise when Facebook groups welcome our input and contribution for free. Reality check SD..

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    Could someone please remind how much a trade membership is per month ....?

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    Well constructed and sums up the general feeling amongst trade - non trade members
    Isn't it time to listen to the faithfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordbank View Post
    Could someone please remind how much a trade membership is per month ....?
    10 - and in my view - excellent value (disregarding the hijacking - which I agree, is inappropriate).

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    120 is not value for money for a year's advertising to an active membership of 2.8k when one of many of the closed groups on Facebook like Scottish Roe Stalking has a 3.2k membership and you can post for free? On here you get serial haters directly posting against pro's saying stuff like 'this is overpriced' or real pokey comments like 'that was unsafe' on a video or worse. Admin lets them pretty much rock on or the best bit is they get banned and come back again under alias.

    SD is a keyboard warrior play area due to the alias system for membership name, d'heads can say all kinds of crap and are untouchable. On Facebook, your names right there so there's accountability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul at Fechan View Post
    120 is not value for money for a year's advertising to an active membership of 2.8k when one of many of the closed groups on Facebook like Scottish Roe Stalking has a 3.2k membership and you can post for free? On here you get serial haters directly posting against pro's saying stuff like 'this is overpriced' or real pokey comments like 'that was unsafe' on a video or worse. Admin lets them pretty much rock on or the best bit is they get banned and come back again under alias.

    SD is a keyboard warrior play area due to the alias system for membership name, d'heads can say all kinds of crap and are untouchable. On Facebook, your names right there so there's accountability.
    Look Paul
    So what your saying is because you pay a tenner a month nobody can say that in there opinion something is overpriced or again in there opinion that something wasn't safe that's called debate and although yes sometimes it does getc a little heated when it shouldn't on the whole it's not half as bad as in my opinion your making out
    Let's face it your last paragraph isn't exactly professional or pc is it ?
    Oh and by the way I do post under my own name unlike some ''yourself included I see''
    Regards
    Jimmy
    Next time you're walking down the street and see a homeless person go buy them a sandwich and a coffee, change of fate and it could be you one day !!!

    BUY BRITISH !!!!

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    Paul.
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    I admit i rarely advertise on here now due to the debates starting on paid adverts. no where else do i see it. my thread roe bucks in the east had more hits then any other on here and i dont think ive added one picture or video this season. the platform is sound but the protection nil the money we pay should allow for an ad to run free from heckling. on many occasions ive had to report posts to admin. they have done there best to delete and edit the trouble posts but thats not the point and they then read badly as the replies left dont make sense. just my thoughts. If i pay for an ad to run in a magazine i get what i pay for and no heckling. regards YDS.

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    Sorry Paul but just to add regarding your comment of sd advertising not being value for money I'm afraid some trade members must think it's excellent value for money, ie.. hunting dogs europe as that's all they do is advertising on here I can't remember ever having seen them post anything else other that ''.......'' to bump a post up on the dogs for sale section
    Again regards
    Jimmy
    Next time you're walking down the street and see a homeless person go buy them a sandwich and a coffee, change of fate and it could be you one day !!!

    BUY BRITISH !!!!

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    Not a trade member and never likely to be but,I fully sympathise with your opinion,SD is a very one eyed autocratic concern...

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