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I thought that travel agents weren't allowed to post on theknot.com ?
I don't think they allow any form of a vendor. You can "recommend" them.

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I would venture to guess that most forums would be that way, unfortunately... no matter what the topic. You'll always have your old-timers and those who post under multiple personas... That's the advantage though, of posting in a forum for a specific reason - to garner knowledge as opposed to just shooting the sh*t! This place was pretty easy to settle into. But there still have to have been waves at some point & time!

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You guys are right - No vendors are allowed to post on theknot.com at all. - However, in many markets, there seems to be some vendors that create ID's as "brides" and then get on and post a "Vendor Review" of their wedding - only reviewing one vendor, and telling everyone how great they were. - and that is the only post they ever put on the forum!

 

But it goes beyond that - in the Baltimore area, we had a big bridal show at fair grounds -- one of the opposing bridal show founders got on the knot and repeatedly made fake accounts talking down about the fairgrounds bridal show. - it was kind of absurd.

 

-- Everyone here seems to be friendly and seems to respect each others points of view.

 

I think the fact that vendors are allowed to post (but not SPAM) is great. - Vendors usually know alot more about the wedding industry than brides do -- and as a result, can be very helpful in ways other than simply soliciting.

 

-- Afterall, we go to weddings ALL THE TIME - and see all kinds of things!

 

The Knot's search feature is useless. - I advertise on the knot locally - and when I told my sales rep, I get all these click-thru's to my site coming from a forum, but I cant search because your search feature is broken. - she said she would look into it, and never got back to me.

 

On the Vendor's side - it's annoying because I'd like to see what's being discussed, and who is linking to me! -- I often give gifts to previous clients who continue to reffer me business and I like to always know who is reffering me so I know who to send gifts -- but without the search feature, I cant!

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Originally Posted by Be Photography LLC View Post
You guys are right - No vendors are allowed to post on theknot.com at all. - However, in many markets, there seems to be some vendors that create ID's as "brides" and then get on and post a "Vendor Review" of their wedding - only reviewing one vendor, and telling everyone how great they were. - and that is the only post they ever put on the forum!

But it goes beyond that - in the Baltimore area, we had a big bridal show at fair grounds -- one of the opposing bridal show founders got on the knot and repeatedly made fake accounts talking down about the fairgrounds bridal show. - it was kind of absurd.

-- Everyone here seems to be friendly and seems to respect each others points of view.

I think the fact that vendors are allowed to post (but not SPAM) is great. - Vendors usually know alot more about the wedding industry than brides do -- and as a result, can be very helpful in ways other than simply soliciting.

-- Afterall, we go to weddings ALL THE TIME - and see all kinds of things!

The Knot's search feature is useless. - I advertise on the knot locally - and when I told my sales rep, I get all these click-thru's to my site coming from a forum, but I cant search because your search feature is broken. - she said she would look into it, and never got back to me.

On the Vendor's side - it's annoying because I'd like to see what's being discussed, and who is linking to me! -- I often give gifts to previous clients who continue to reffer me business and I like to always know who is reffering me so I know who to send gifts -- but without the search feature, I cant!
That's what makes BDW so wonderful. We love to see different vendors because everyone's different. All of us brides have different "visions" of our weddings. I found my photog on BDW and he is exactly what I was looking for. These girls helped me on the path to finding my videographer and DJ.

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Originally Posted by TA Jennifer View Post
I thought that travel agents weren't allowed to post on theknot.com ?
that's the brides.com forum...most of the posts are from TA's trying to drum up business.

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