If people are interested in your service, they can read your thread ??
I think I am missing something.
Only if people read my thread they may get interested. They do not read it because they do not know about it's existence.
You can let them know by other means:
- you can rent ad slots on this forum - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731988.0
- you can pay people to put a link to your site or thread in their signatures
- you can PM people that have elsewhere on the forum recently voiced interest in paying for services similar to yours
If I am sending PMs manually and each is unique in the sense that it is addressed to a certain person and say there is content related to this person's activities or interests it should not be treated as a spam.
So far your messages (at least the three that I saw) where all the same, simply adding "Hi <username>" at the beginning of the PM doesn't make it any less spammy.
The feedback is in general positive and some people signed in to our platform. This means that my information has a value for them.
What about those that report your PMs? What have they gained from your message?
I do not ask for joining the platform but rather for opinion on the business model, the website etc. So as long as nobody is complaining and reporting me it is Ok.
Asking to join, asking for an opinion, "special" offers - doesn't matter. Don't PM them unless you have a very good reason to suspect whoever you're PM'ing is going to be interested.
At least there should be something on the user's account saying for instance "No spam!" or some other warning.
It works the other way around, if they specifically say "PM me" in their signature or personal text field or somewhere else, or otherwise indicate they're interested (e.g. by looking for advice which cloud services they could use), then it is OK to PM them.
Please note that some people not only do not mind my PM's but actually are doing what I am asking for.
Key word some
And basically all I want is feedback on the thread not to join kryptologika.
It is something like knocking to someone's door saying Hello and asking: "Have you heard about bitcoin?" -and there are options:
a) slam the door
b) listen perhaps there is a valid information from the messenger
If you knock on my door I can decide whether I want to let you in or not. By PM'ing people you aren't giving them a choice.
Restricting me from communicating with other forum members in this way is limiting me as a Bitcoin enterpreneur, I cannot develop my services I cannot present my business model etc.
Others are doing fine without having to resort to spamming.
I think you should rather support such actions no matter if someone is reporting this as spam.
If we "supported such actions" no one would bother using PMs anymore because going to the Inbox would means having to sift through hundreds of messages from Bitcoin "entrepreneurs"
I know how sensitive this matter is and I am not going to flood this forum with spam as it would result in negative consequences for me and my business. I am just trying to find some balance.