Popular VSDA Links to go Free5 Apr, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Three popular destinations on the VSDA online discussion board — store operations, strategic issues and movie reviews — will be made available regardless of VSDA membership, an affiliate organization representing independent video retailers in the VSDA announced Monday.
The five-year-old links, which were made accessible to VSDA members only last November, had been integral components of an invaluable trade Web site whose daily traffic had dropped off “dramatically” since the general public's exclusion.
“We promised when iGroup was formed that independent video retailers would be placed in control of the products and services designed for them, and independent retailers clearly want the discussion board to be available to members and non-members alike,” said Terri Schumacher, vice chair of iGroup.
Schumacher said reopening the discussion board and additional enhancements would take “several weeks” to complete.