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It is great that a number of our members have discovered high quality aftermarket Stingray accessories and then do a post describing the product, in many cases introducing us to both the product and vendor. If you are one of these posters, please keep in mind that our forum is able to survive in a great part thanks to our supporting vendors. It isn't fair to them to allow the posting of contact information, phone numbers, web site urls, etc. of non-supporting vendors. If you in your enthusiasm forget this and put the contact information into your post you most probably will have the post either deleted or at least edited to eliminate the contact information. You would serve our membership and forum as well as the non-supporting vendor better by asking them to click on the "Contact us" at the bottom of every page and join as a supporting vendor. It will almost certainly grow their business while helping keep our forum viable. Thanks for understanding and complying!
 

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Would be nice to have a sticky grid listing the supporting vendor and their expertise.....
Interesting suggestion Glen. Will give it some thought.
 

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yes, good reminder. Also, it should be noted, as on the 'older' forums, if a product is NOT available anywhere by a supporting vendor, then it is common sense and permissible to list details because the sale of the item in question does not threaten any supporting vendor's business model. However, once a supporting vendor begins to offer the item the restriction applies.
 

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yes, good reminder. Also, it should be noted, as on the 'older' forums, if a product is NOT available anywhere by a supporting vendor, then it is common sense and permissible to list details because the sale of the item in question does not threaten any supporting vendor's business model. However, once a supporting vendor begins to offer the item the restriction applies.
We operate differently than other forums by design and many of our members recognize that and appreciate that. Feel free to list a description and details on the product but not the direct contact information of the non Stingray forums vendor. If you want, you can offer to do that in your post via a PM. If we allowed the direct listing of a non-supporting vendor's contact information, what would be the incentive for them to ever become a supporting vendor of our forum.
 

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I understand the non supporting vendor situation, but in order to comply, we need to know WHO IS A SUPPORTING VENDOR, otherwise we cannot comply. A running PDF as a sticky or click list is paramount, otherwise you are not helping members do the right thing.

A list will help members in good standing, with great intentions, stay that way.
 

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I understand the non supporting vendor situation, but in order to comply, we need to know WHO IS A SUPPORTING VENDOR, otherwise we cannot comply. A running PDF as a sticky or click list is paramount, otherwise you are not helping members do the right thing.

A list will help members in good standing, with great intentions, stay that way.
As mentioned yesterday Glen, we are considering the best way to work that up. In the meantime there is a very straight forward solution, either go to the "FORUM" tab and scroll down to the listing of supporting vendors or go to Supporting Vendors and http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/stingrayforums-com-supporting-dealerships/
 

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Yes, but I'll give you an example of what I am referring to. Suppose someone wants to buy some clear adhesive mounting tape. As far as the members here (or any other forum for that matter) know, NO vendor sells it. Thus, the source is a non-supporting vendor, namely Amazon.com for one. Purchasing here will not hurt the business of any forum vendor. In fact, it may increase sales because the enthusiast can proceed with his project which, as you know, most likely will involve a supporting vendor's part. Case in point C7 sideskirts. It boils down to the fact of life that not all parts are available from supporting vendors. Knowledge of what is covered is derived mainly from browsing the forums and participating daily. Also, members should sign up for vendor newsletters, emails, etc to know what is newly offered. Especially, when a SALE is announced by the vendor.
 
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