I have received a reply to my letter I originally sent to the AManager at Eastwood . . . that would be Robin.
She has explained to me how affiliates are using linking not in the best interests of the company. And I do agree with each and every explaination Robin has put forth.
Although it would appear to be easier to simply post this correspondence with accompanying explanations, I have been asked NOT to and must abide by these wishes.
I admit that it would be better (IMO) if all affiliate managers were present in this forum but, for the meantime, just trust me when I tell you that Robin has explained, and all is on the up and up with the company known as Eastwood.
I'd also like to add that, although I first had a negative reaction towards the receit of the program changes, my eyes have seen that it is NOT the managers, or the programs, in this instance. I have seen first hand how a large percentage of AFFILIATES are abusing many company's policies, but are abusing the entire Affiliate Marketing Systems . . . especially the search engines.
There have also been other methods pointed out to me (not by Robin) that only shows me that some Affiliates, not necessarily talking only about this company (generally speaking) that make what Gator is doing look like the kid that steals lollipops from babies. In other words, I have seen affiliates not only stealing from merchants, they are stealing EVERYTHING in sight~!
Thank you Robin if you are reading this.