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This kind of comment is getting at the root of the problem. Yes, members are putting countless hours and dollars into films they make- great for them and the sport. Should they simply be allowed to use NS as their free advertising space? No one has yet to convice me of that. If people are going to try to sell their movies and treat their project like a real 'production' company, they should have marketing plans and even *gasp* budgets for such things. Do people really make a movie, replicate it, and then simply assume that the marketing side of the business is free because NS exists?
In this case there are companies/projects/individuals from the entire spectrum (one person films all the way up to MSP style stuff), so our goal was to attempt to create a space that everyone could use, FREE, to hype their films. And it may not be the prettiest thing in the world but there are over 30 trailers listed and hopefully more people will take advantage of the oppourtunity to submit their stuff.
With regards to some of the other comments, like 'if i pay cko $50,000 can I say anything I want'?. That would be a no. Yes it may come to a shock but we have turned down advertisers in the past. One of the biggest problems of late was charging companies for press releases - originally done to give smaller companies a place to hype their stuff at a minimal cost. We've now stopped doing that in favour of a press release section that can display more articles, and not interfere with the real news. We'll be using that with our own judgement to hype up things we're stoked on and believe you guys are interested in.
One last thing is that I don't usually have a problem with hype threads as long as the people simply take 30 seconds to PM or e-mail me about what they want to do and what options are available. Treated like that in a professional and responsible manner, we usually make sure to get something done. So if you want to hype your shit, asking is a good first step. Hopefully that's not too difficult a concept for those trying to start their own companies.