I’ve made the call to terminate my monthly subscription to Buzzsprout, a service which hosts my podcasts and seeds them onto other platforms like Spotify etc. Buzzsprout run a Facebook “community” which IMHO has been a complete waste of time as you’re not allowed to promote or discuss your podcasts with others who use the Buzzsprout service, so instead people end up asking really generic, safe, boring and useless questions.
Last week the moderators put this message up:
Moving forward, there will be ZERO tolerance for soliciting this group with your goods or services.
There are no warnings and you will be banned from the group after your first offense.
It doesn’t matter if someone is asking for an editor and you simply offer your editing services. Our group is not the place to promote your own services.
“Does anyone know of a podcast editor?” Yes, I used We Edit Podcasts and really liked them
“Does anyone know of a podcast editor?” Yes, I am one. DM me.
I replied in the comments with “Way to kill your community guys! Good one!!!!!” and got this response from a moderator: “Justin Fox this won’t kill the community, but it may become a little more quiet; that’s totally fine. Much preferred actually.
A few well thought out, high quality responses will provide more value than dozens of low quality replies every time”.
Gotta love that snide reply huh?!
“There are no warnings and you will be banned from the group after your first offense.” – This is the bit that doesn’t sit right with me. I’ve founded and run a few successful communities in my career and not once ever did we ever have such a black and white rule as this. To this date I’ve spent $180 US Dollars on their service and I’m glad they won’t be getting another dollar out of me in future!