A popular trend - Advertising on Other Servers
Hey guys, I would like to discuss about something server owners are getting more and more these days: players who advertise on other servers. Recently, a player came onto my server and started advertising his server. Our staff team dealt with him and we decided to come on his server and confront the owner. During a somewhat long conversation with him, we discovered something extremely surprising. The owner encourages advertising on other servers and rewards players who do so. Obviously, he didn't like our confrontation and eventually banned us. I contacted my friends (server owners) and after a bit of research here and there, owners encouraging advertisement on other servers is becoming more and more popular.
So, I felt the need to write this blog, to inform the community that advertising on other servers is bad. First of all, let's ask ourselves, why do these players advertise on other servers? To annoy the staff members? To get more players? If they want to annoy the staff members, it will certainly work. But to get more players? The only players that you'll have a chance to get are kids to will want a fast promotion. Advertising your server on someone else's just lowers the honour and dignity of your server by a whole lot. It will just get people to badmouth your server. I personally would never let one of my own players advertise my server on other people's.
Of course, people are coming up now with more and more plugins that blocks advertisement. However, we all know that the only ones who can really stop this trend are the ones that are doing it. We already have Planet Minecraft and these forums for that kind of stuff. You'll most likely get more players by doing this than by advertising on other servers. So, take a step back, think about what you just did, and there will be a change in this community.
Thanks for reading this guys, I hope you enjoyed it. I would love to hear your opinions on this and thanks for your time!