I tend to check out new OGR Forum Sponsors when they come on board. Many of my most valuable vendor relationships came about because I found them on OGR Forum. Recently, I started to notice whether or not the sponsors ever linked back to the Forum or did anything to promote OGR Forum. Sadly, this is not always the case. I got bold and suggested to Mike Brooks at Crocodile that he put some sort of link line on his home page that says something like "Proud Sponsor of OGR Forum". The idea is to keep new blood and fresh ideas coming into the forum. And all that kind of thing!
I dunno, maybe it's not useful. But I'd like to see all the sponsors link back to the Forum and make sure their customers and people browsing their site know that there is this amazing resource out here that they are proud to be a part of. There's a mutual trust reinforcement--I trust them because I trust you--that can start at either end--the Forum OR the Vendor.
Anyhow, Forum Sponsors, if you can find ways to spread the word, I think that is a good thing. And a link back to OGR Forum on your home page seems like a win for everyone.
I'm just sayin'....