Originally Posted by empyr
I really don't get FM hype since it's kind of dead outside of US. Most probably don't even know of this company and their products.
From seeing all this insanity here people link from FM's posts, well I don't know what is worse, their crazy marketing or non existent supply chain?
Originally Posted by Nivity
Cannot figure this one out yourself?
They don't allow any form of sale or ref sales on the forum just like that, nothing new.
Menis has a ref link where he gets 25%, as every other streamer etc that tries to push this mouse to their followers/fans.
There is a reason this mouse is the best thing ever created, according to most streamers etc, because they get 25% of the sales
Yeah, especially smaller US companies love to do this lately, push products through streamers, YouTubers, any way to get exposure to their "target younger audience". Why? Well it's cheaper to send a free product to 1 person and get endless hours of promotion of them using it and talking about it than to go pay for endless hours of advertisement to YouTube/Twitch/... and hope their ads appear to the target group they want.
Of course then there is the issue of many streamers/YouTubers having no clue about what a good product is or no morals as long as they get $$$ from others buying trash.
Originally Posted by menismyforte
I've spoken to them, still waiting on full clarification on the rules in the future. It was related my video having a code but only because it was me personally that posted the video (I asked why other content creator's videos are posted here without issue). So I basically am waiting on an answer for why I'm punished for actually participating here (and if RJN for example would have his videos removed if he were to come post here) and if I make written reviews in the future and leave my videos out, if the threads will be deleted if other users reference them and post them.
I think it's weird that I make a few bucks off of having 600 subs on YouTube and I'm called a shill and my threads are nuked but because someone with a huge audience doesn't actually participate in/care about this forum, their content goes untouched. Seems backward. I read these forums weekly, I just wanted to create content instead of lurking. And I can almost guarantee that if I'm not the one posting it in the future, but I make written reviews with pictures and don't mention being an affiliate, other people are going to post my video and I don't want to be penalized for that.
Either way once I get clarification I'll respect whatever they ask of me because I like OCN and I enjoy coming here so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There is a deals section on forum to post deals to sites, but I think the rule of no
"personal" kickback/profit links allowed persists. Why? So forum doesn't get spammed with profit links from everyone. Click baiting to get a $1.
You're way more likely to get booted out of place and shunned when talking negatively about products, many forums and places are mostly fans only, many game forums are fanatic supporters only and any hint of negative criticism that hurts sales gets you booted out.
OCN is fine, read the rules, don't post personal profit kickback links and you should be fine. Having a promotion code at the end of video and you linking your own video... that's kind of borderline, link to a link. Spamming a video over and over will probably raise attention to it as well from admins/mods. Plus videos here are often embedded so it doesn't even classify as a link to a link. Embedding your own video with a promotion/kickback, yeah, most likely against rules here.