What is this forum about
Posted 01 March 2003 - 05:00 PM
Some of the threads would seem to belong to the "classifieds" forum.
I just opened threads and found "advertising" from 3 different posters.
Just my tupence worth
Posted 01 March 2003 - 05:30 PM
However, it is unfortunate that wetpixel isn't getting anything for the "free" advertising. I assume that I'll have to set up some ground rules about commercial posting as we get larger as a community.
Posted 01 March 2003 - 06:17 PM
The point of these postings are to inform members of "Dive Destinations" and open trips available to them.
Several of the trips are to help promote digital UW photography so that operators will hopefully begin supplying facilities to enhance the experiences.
Posted 02 March 2003 - 01:04 PM
From what I have seen on this forum they are just that. In fact I have booked on a trip through this very forum in order to dive with fellow wetpixelians.
I can only speak from my own postings but as Eric has said it is purely for Wetpixel members to get together... No profits are sought or made during these posted trips. The member would deal directly with the operators unless the boat for example was to be chartered to enable cheaper rates.
I also know that, Bob for example, not only puts himself out to pass on this information but also negotiates, through experience, with the operators/skippers in order to get good packages. By good I mean cheaper & quality. It is certainly not a commercial setup.
Long may this continue!
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