Not at all. We have a number of producers and retailers registered. The retailers usually don't post often, but a good number of the producers are here and active. The makers (or brand managers) of Marteau, Pacifique, Leopold Bros., Clandestine, Delaware Phoenix, Jade, the Pernot line, Vieux Carré, Edward III, all post here. I've probably left someone out.
Sometimes i'm oblivious.....but I am wondering is there some rule against forum members identifying themselves (clearly) as a producer or retailer?
It may be bad timing to mention this, but that list is probably going to go away. It started back when absinthe was hard to find and was intended to steer people toward retailers who sold the better products. Also to help support these tiny obscure businesses.
What is required to be listed on the WS main site in the "Buy Absinthe" section? Maybe that could stand some expansion.
As it is, we've provided absolutely free advertising for over five years, with thousands upon thousands of click-throughs from the most-visited absinthe information site on the web.
The Board will be looking at various options for paid advertising in the near future. We will always apply our standards to any retailer and will not take sponsorship from businesses that portray absinthe inaccurately or which sell spurious goods. We'll also refrain from trashing the site up with ugly, annoying banners.
Now back to the F. Guy thread, already in progress...