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#15: 03-05-2012, 10:48 AM
 spec.B Dream
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I agree with nearly all comments here. What about adding an incentive to get vendors more active in the community. I assume vendors pay a periodic fee to retain their vendor status. What about reducing or waiving the fee for vendors who add to the community by one of the following:
  • Develop a new product (actually deliver a new product, not just a never ending development thread
  • Provide a detailed how-to with lots of pictures/video
  • Actively participate in competition or sponsor forum members in competitions (racing, show & shine, SPL, etc.)
  • Provide some sort of highlight for American-made (US/Canada) vendors. This would be for vendors who have their manufacturing done in America or who primarily sell American-made parts
  • Provide a behind the scenes look at their business (office, warehouse, manufacturing)
  • Provide a periodically updated "A day in the life of a vendor" series. Most of us have no idea how they spend their time. This would help some of us not get anxious when we don't immediately get a response to our question.
  • Vendors who are actively involved in charities