Pissed me off, that is.
The story is short and simple, which makes it even more silly. As you may already know, PaintballGuns.net will be attending the PSP’s upcoming River City Open event to photograph inside the nets. My partner Chris and I will be the ones actually photographing the event, so we thought we should find some teams that actually want their pictures taken. We started a thread in the River City Open PSP section simply saying that PaintballGuns.net will be attending the event, and that we have a pretty open schedule; so we asked for teams that will be playing the event to PM me if they’d like to be photographed for FREE (the keyword here is free).
Does this make sense to everyone? Because that was our only motivation just to make things clear – to find teams to photograph for free. It didn’t, however, seem to make much sense to “Big Head” Ed from PbNation. I was banned the following day for …kmm… “Corporate Spamming”.
What exactly is Corporate Spamming and why am I guilty of it? PbNation says in their rules, “Do not spam PbNation in any way. We sell ads if you want to promote your product, team or website. Businesses are not allowed to start threads regarding their own products or services for sale except in the Paintball News forum. Please read and follow the Industry News rules when making such a post. Pre-order posts are not allowed on PbNation. Please read our complete Advertising and Business Posting Guidelines.
Did I mention that I was an Annual Supporting Member? Before PaintballGuns.net was born I backed up PbNation financially because I knew that PbNation was… Wait, why is PbNation such a good website again? Oh right it’s their… no wait, they have good… uh… They have a lot of users? Yea, that’s all they have. Pbnation is only where it’s at right now because they got in the game very early (2001). Back in 01′ you didn’t have to do much to make your website successful other than keep it active. I’m not saying that PbNation is worthless piece of garbage, I’m just saying they’re a piece of garbage. When is this company going to start acting more professional.
Pardon the rant, but I feel as if it needed to be said.