It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World and you shouldn't be taking it anymore. Affiliate marketers need to stand up and push back to merchants that treat them like garbage.
I'm tired of listening to a few voices complain over and over again without results. Big brands, big networks and big consultants are walking all over you.
Are your tech support questions being answered?
Are you getting a higher commission for your efforts?
Are you happy with conversions?
Is the datafeed what you want it to be?
Is the merchant working with toolbars/software that are skimming your sales?
Less than 1% of affiliates reply or ask questions. Is that because customer service in the affiliate marketing industry sucks that bad? They just gave up!
No one wants to read long rants or opinion pieces that are politically correct. You can't argue effectively in social media. What this industry needs is a thousand screaming voices demanding attention. It's days like this when I miss Haiko and the old ABW. Grab the pitchforks and charge!