Curious as to the rules on this board and how they are applied. It seems really good topics sometimes are simply deleted outright by the moderators; . . . sometimes I can see why . . . we get off topic and discussion doesn’t relate to selling on Amazon. I can understand that. The latest one was a viral topic with a long time seller simply saying goodbye. Can’t be because of griping and venting about Amazon as this takes place regularly in the forum??
I’m confused. When these kinds of topics just get cut . . . it doesn’t inspire trust in me as a user of the forum. Any basic guidelines from veteran users of the forum as to how the rules of the forum use are really applied, knowing that there are the rules Amazon lists and then there are the application of those rules, and then I’ve been told that there are sometime proprietary standards that I’m not allowed to be told what they are for certain things (interesting . . . but I’m still expected to comply with them).
A business relationship is about building trust, allowing open dialogue in this forum is a good thing . . . and in this situation, allowing some open grieving I think was of benefit. Of course, when it becomes vitriolic mud slinging or degenerative and an unproductive waste of time it doesn’t serve either Amazon or the sellers.
Any thoughts or advice on how to effectively use the forum for the benefit of all or proposed guidelines for forum use to keep us from getting knocked off line by the evident Orwellian censors??