I received an unsolicited mail this morning from Roon Labs with their partners being pushed/advertised. Long time in the business bla bla… Completely unnecessary.
Where I understand that free forums and info sites need to get by with advertising etc. I don’t expect that from a product that I have purchased at a healthy amount.
What really got my hair up was that when you want to unsubscribe you get told that you also will lose the update information. I consider this not acceptable. We’re not dealing here with something that came free on a cd attached to a magazine.
I had seen the info on Facebook before I got the email but the email never bothers me… deleting is easier than complaining here. They don’t send out hundreds of emails, it only seems like significant ones.
A non issue in my view, others clearly disagree
I think you’re not getting my meaning. The add is annoying, I get too many already, but the fact that if I opt out I won’t get any messages at all is wrong. Opting out would also mean no longer getting messages regarding updates, which I do think is important. You should be able to opt out of the advertising, but remain being able to receive updates on product development and changes.
PS I seriously doubt that those with a lifetime membership like me are interested in how many other manufacturers have signed up.
The forum will send you messages about updates if you want, as was stated earlier in this thread:
(The truth is out there but not necessarily here)
It’s bad form to couple a subscription for administrative or operational emails to any sort of promotion. People should always be able to opt out of advertisements and still get administrative info, and there should be no needed workaround. OK to couple promotions to other types of content, like entertainment, as that is just ad supported entertainment.
If this were SMS marketing, you could actually get this type of activity banned by a carrier, as it is against the rules to tie anything to consent for SMS marketing. Email rules are a bit more permissive and also less strictly enforced. But it’s still bad form.