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The last few weeks I have been searching through various forums and posting links to my star trek videos. I'll admit it is a bit sleazy, but if I take the time to make the videos there really is only one way to get them seen. I have found however that outside of the star trek community, my star trek specific videos are met with harsh critisism. Some of the comments I have recieved have been down right rude. I am typically not a forum kind of guy to be honest. I always find it a bit strange when I go into these forums and see a member with seven thousand posts. When I get critisism from someone like that I sort of find it funny. Here is a guy who obviously never leaves the forum, and I am the intruder on his little world.
I even got banned from a forum over the weekend. I posted two links to my videos and when I came back to see if anyone had commented on them the posts were gone. I though to myself, now isn't this odd. I could swear I put these posts right here. I attempt to replace the posts and recived a message declaring that I was guilty of the crime...SPAM. there was also a very ominous piece of information next to the message. Period of Ban: Forever. I thought that that was a bit harsh so I emailed the moderator. I advised him that I was a new member and oblivious of where I was supposed to display my videos and appologized for the error. All the while I thought, now why did the registration ask me for my email address if they are just going to ban me without any notice after only two harmless posts. Also couldn't they have just moved the threads to the appropriet place in the forum. That would have been easy for a moderator to do. I didn't ask those questions in my email, but I may if the ban isn't lifted.
I don't know why I dwell on these things. They are so trivial. I guess it is because they think it is so big. To the forum dweller, I was delt with. They got me good. I went in without any desire to harm, and I was harmed by those who were already there. I came in to show them something of myself, something I had spent time on, and put my creativity into, and they not only scoffed at it, but made me feel rejected and abused.
Well Trekspace has been nice so far. I could tell right away that this was going to be a good place to be. One of the coolest places on the web in my opinion.