How many plugs does a guy get in one thread before the Self- Promotion Police step in?
I read this when it first was posted and it baffled me. Not because, as saps pointed out, I didn't start this thread. Not because I was called out for posting a news item about my restaurant (by fox news no less, they have the word news in their title) in the roadfood news section. But because people that are on this forum normally would support the independent restaurant, would root for the little guy when a Five Guys would move in next to them, would make an extra effort to seek out places that aren't known to the rest of the population because they are off the beaten path. I work hard to come up with some of the things that we serve, Im here 7 days a week, its not easy and when that hard work pays off in a news article or a television segment and i want to share that, I get shot down??? really.
I have been on this board since 2003 (restaurant started in 2005 so I didn't join to promote my restaurant). I'd think members would be happy that "one of their own" is getting some mentions in the mainstream media. Especially since there are no less then 7 threads in this section about restaurant that have closed. I bet a little self promotion on their part wouldn't of hurt.
Now Foodbme, Im curious about something. If I own a BBQ restaurant instead of a hot dog stand and lets say I go to the BBQ forum and lets say I start 9 individual thread about specials that i'm running, new items im working on or just random food pics that my restaurant serves. Keep in mind that you got bent out of shape over this 1 thread (which I didn't start) and only posted 7 times on. Would you consider the 9 threads (just on the first page mind you) to be self promoting? And would you complain about that?
So again...you complain about my 1 thread which I didn't start but say nothing about the 9 bbq threads. What gives????
sorry for the mini rant