It seems to me many more or less obscure projects use the Safenet forum and the confidence it inspires to market their own business that doesn’t necessarily have much to do with SAFE. E.g. NVO, n99, Gamerbits. I actually first found out about Maidsafe while reading about NVO. I got burned by NVO, but I’m still glad I learned about Maidsafe in the process. The fact that the NVO token has actually risen in price since the crowdsale is not relevant.
I realize some very good people here are strong supporters of said projects. And who knows, maybe they’ll succeed despite amateurish websites, lacking communication and, in NVO’s case, some rather extreme language. But it still concerns me that this forum is used for such marketing. I’m not a big fan of strict moderation, but the quality of these side projects and their actions, or lack thereof, do affect the general perception of the SAFE project, even if they have their own Related Projects category in the forum.
I’m not calling for a ban or anything like that. I just think it wouldn’t hurt discussing this phenomenon a little bit. Any thoughts?