El Flaco said:My apologies to Kayak Pucon- they do support the site. Of course I meant to call out KayakPro.cl.
I have nothing against a great shot of someone dropping a waterfall. Having their brand on there might be walking a fine line, but to have the caption read "Kayak Vacation in Chile -ask about our programs and itineraries"; well, that's taking advantage of what Kayak Pucon and Small World and others pay for. And they've done it a bunch of times in the past few months. Check August 30th, for example.
Personally, I think it's lame, and borders on stealing. And the POINT, Lil Wayne, is that there isn't a lot of money in this game to keep sites like this afloat. All the more reason to call them out when they basically use a public forum to take revenue away from Social Knowledge, which has invested in this service for your benefit.
Chorter, when you ask Frenchy (who no longer runs this "site") to ban me, ask him how much he had to pay out of his own pocket for server upgrades, etc. while he was building a fine online community that we all enjoy.
And pardon me if I disregard someone who has shown no evidence of an educated opinion about marketing, managing a content-driven website, or working in the outdoor industry. In case you're wondering, I have some experience in all three. If you ever posted anything other than how friggin RAD you are, you might understand that MountainBuzz hasn't made it all these years because a few companies support it. And make sure you add a link to all the terrible photos I've put up. Did you even have a point in that braying post? Maybe it'll make sense to you this way: Mind if I put a couple of bumper stickers on your moped that advertise my company?