It would be hard to prove a direct link between forum posts and sales, but it can certainly increase your exposure on the site since your avatar will be out there more often than an author who doesn’t post. My guess is that authors are far more likely to be in the forums than buyers, but exposure to other authors is also very valuable IMO . I agree that attempting to use the forums to market yourself is probably not the best use of energy.
@TortoiseTree – I absolutely agree with you regarding the general politeness and respect on these forums. As you pointed out, there are a few exceptions to the rule (yes, I know the thread you’re talking about, and there have been a few other winners in the past), but the vast majority of members of this community are extremely helpful and informative.
@pinkzebra – Is that a shiny new gold paw I see before me? Congratulations!
Apparently it was the day Coca-Cola announced New Coke in 1985. That was pretty sad.
Congratulations! That was quick work to silver
I’ve had tracks temporarily held before. Usually it means that the initial reviewer needs some feedback from another reviewer on a particular item. There’s probably any number of reasons for this, e.g. maybe the first reviewer is not as familiar with the genre, or there is a question about categorization, or maybe a slight quality issue, etc. It’s nothing to worry about, and each time it’s happened to me the track was accepted not too long after.
Congratulations to you both!
Sweet! That’s an awesome track – no wonder it’s so widely used.
Well done! I agree with Phil (as much as I’ll miss the old avatar :))