Erwin and Rene decided that our forum was no longer good enough for them. We have been hosting their forum for over half a year which was our pleasure and suddenly they have let us know that they did no longer want to use our 'service'. We did not get any warning in advance, and they also took the opportunity to ask Peter McCall - one of our moderators - to help them moderating our forums. Again didn't they discuss this with us, and altough Peter is of course free to do what ever he likes and we certainly do not feel he has done anything wrong, we feel that the DVD2One Team should at least have notified us that they asked him and ask us if we would mind.
In the world of internet and outside it is not very polite to ask people to work for you without any conversation in advance with the people he is currently working for. We feel this is a breach of nettiquette and common sence.
Altough the reasons given by DVD2One why they do no longer want to use our forums are valid, they could be easily solved (e.g. removing advertisements of competitors would be no problem for us) and a simple e-mail would have easily solved it. The main thing for us is the way they have treated us. After all these months, the only thing we ever received from them was a serial that could be used by several of our mods, and a simple thank you.
We have also asked them to at least link our forum as a secondary forum, because ours still contains a huge volume of questions and answers about their software, also on this we still did not get an answer, so we have decided to disable their forum for the obvious reasons.
We are sorry for the inconvinience and we will consider any proper proposition from DVD2One to re-open it again. This is actually the first time we have been 'used' by a company like this and we feel we need to take some actions to make sure companies understand we want a benefitial relationship for them, us and our visitors, and not only for them.