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I was a moderator until recently on iPhone in Canada forums and spent ...
Avoid iPhone in Canada blog and forums
I was a moderator until recently on iPhone in Canada forums and spent a good 45 min to an hour every day maintaining the forums just as any good moderator does. But unlike every moderator, I knew that what I was doing was essentially free labour for someone who was collecting the ad-revenue (turn off your ad-blocker and see just how ad-filled this man's blog is). While I did this mostly for the benefit of the community, I also figured that it was unfair that the site owner collected the profits while I did free labour for him.
To that end, I asked the owner of the blog and forums, Gary, for some little compensation or recognition (not a salary or anything lol, but a perk); and what does he do? First ignores me, then when I email him back a week later, he decides to remove me from moderator position. Again, unlike most moderators, I don't care for my e-peen too much, but what I do care for is good people getting ripped off by terrible people such as this Gary character. Nine months I maintained this man's forums and just for asking for something in return, I get shown the door? That's just horrible character.
I just wanted to spread the word so people avoid his site and see what kind of person he is.
This was my initial propostion:
And my follow up email one week later which he deemed unacceptable, which I admit is ever so slightly on the forceful side:
In the same vein to what I was suggesting before (I was asking for some kind on periodic perks, he does receive free review units, after all), I have a proposition: I'm planning on getting the new MBP soon and I thought it would be great if we could hit two birds with one stone if you could provide me with a sponsored Zagg Skin (his main sponsor is Zagg so this would cost him little to nothing). That would ease my compensation woes while also providing advertisement for the site on (my university) campus. I've attached a picture just to show you how prevelant Apple products are at (my university). It was taken a couple weeks back in my Information Systems class.
I've also attached my proposed Zagg Skin, but since I don't have access to any transparent background IIC (iPhone in Canada) logos, I couldn't add any in. I would be glad to sport the IIC logo in one of the corners.
Let me know what you think
Just trying to do the community a favour and warning you about this seemingly irrational and greedy person.
It seems that you haven't responded to my last email. Please let me know what your feelings are because I'm being pretty open about mine. For 8-9 months now, I have been maintaining your forums with a few other people and for about the last month, it has been only me. I probably spend, on average, an hour or a little less every day doing this for you and the community. Yet now that I ask for a little recognition with something that will probably cost you little to nothing and probably even benefit you in the future, you fall silent.
I will be getting my MBP very soon and would like to know whether I have to make alternate arrangements.
Thanks for your time
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