I liked it when Susan did it for free
I'm not to keen on "registering" and having my information
shared with a lot of people
or having you sell your mailing list
how about explaining in a little detail why we have to
have an account with you...i.e. become a member
Not flaming you...but you are a new entity to me ...you just
come out of nowhere and want me to be a member...of what?
No sweat D,
First off, we're car forum guys, not a faceless corporation (some have suggested we are the latter, so I just wanted to get that out there). We belong to many forums personally and last year we made a calendar for G8Board.com. It was successful so because I'm in the printing industry, I thought why not make this something all forums can easily do?
Long story short, we paid GM, Ford and Dodge licensing fees so that we could pass them down to the club calendars, like this one. It's a legal way to make a calendar, some don't know this but you can't make a calendar (even with your fully paid for and register-in-your-name cars) and sell it for profit without permission and/or licensing, which isn't cheap.
We have to acquire your info for photo usage legalities, thats all. We have to make sure we know who you are if you submit a photo that will be used in the calendar. Its really just copyright issues.
Next year, we're going to change a few things, including the registration for people who simply want to check it out or just vote. Among other changes. We're also considering making club specific calendars, as this year for practicality purposes, we went with just vehicle specific calendars.
Hopefully whomever reads this will be satisfied and at least check out the site. If you don't intend to upload a photo, just enter "Private" and "0000000000" in the info fields, we just need your email so we can send you a confirmation link.
Oh, and our names are Adam, Gene and Peter. We're doing this morning noon and night, 7 days a week, feel free to PM us or email us if you have any questions or thoughts, we'd love to hear what you have to say.
Cheers and good luck to all