This site was created by friends of mine as a result of my being Banned For Life over there. That was a result of my telling the truth about thier Copyright policy on Facebook. But it all started as a result of the scandal exposed when all of thier Moderators resigned at the same time:
It was revealed that the site is a For Profit enterprise and a substantial percentage of the donations go into the owners pocket. Several of us tried working from the inside to get them to at least change the terminology of "Donation". Our position was that using that word leaves an incorrect impression on the minds of people forking over thier money.
As a content creator, I was especially disappointed that not only was I creating content that contributed to a profit making enterprise, but I was actually paying the man for the privilege of creating the content that was making money for him. This site was created as a totally non-profit enterprise, paid for out of the pocket of the owner, that does not claim the copyright on any of the content posted to this site. The content providers own thier words and pictures, not us. They have the right to edit or delete any content in perpetuity. If you can't edit or delete your own words, you don't own them. You can actually protect your copyright by posting here before anywhere else. As a blogger who creates content, tyou should be concerend with the copyright policies of any site you contibute to.
A month or so after we launched there was a thread in the Donating Members section that trashed this site, calling it a "cult" and making untrue allegations about spamming.
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/sho ... forums-net
For a long while they were deleting posts that featured my videos. Some members resorted to just posting the links rather than posting as a video so that folks could see them.
A couple of fan boys have tried, some successfully, to get me banned or blocked from Facebook Groups.
I understand you can still be banned for mentioning this site over there. They have an alogrithm installed on the site that prevents the URL of this site from being posted, even in private messages (try it, I'd like to know if they are still doing it), and I understand that doing so will get you banned. We don't have such a policy here. We believe that knowledge about backpacking, camping, and hammocks is useful no matter where it comes from or who posts it. We engage in no vengance or vendetta, but we will speak the truth, even if some people don't want it heard.