You were just being logical.
I’d also expect topics in Commons to be customers to post questions about products and for the commercial section to be where all vendors post about upcoming or released products.
But ... that would be entirely too sensible.
If DAZ wanted to give vendors that extra little perk, they could sticky the DAZ PA commercial topics in the commercial section, which would cause them to come before the non-DAZ vendors.
But that also would make entirely too much sense.
Of course, we would then end up with commercial topics for products that were months old still stickied. But perhaps that too would be a perk for the DAZ PAs, as their older products would still be listed before non DAZ vendors new products ...
Ok, after reading that I have to wonder what the point is of even having a commercial section is? I mistakenly assumed that having a commercial section of the forum would be to keep commercial posts out of the commons. My bad.
Actually you both may want to step back and actually think about why this is before you post.
Daz forums is the only place that allows non-DAZ vendors to post their commercial products without those posts being removed. Can vendors that don’t sell at Rendo post their products in their forums? Not at all. So it’s very gracious that DAZ allows anyone, from Rendo and RDNA to smaller and independent sites, to be able to showcase their items.
That being said, DAZ PA items which are sold here were often buried under lots and lots items… and with this being the only place we can advertise our items, this creates an unfair advantage to non-DAZ vendors that can advertise on their sites and DAZ as well.
The purpose of DAZ’s forums is to promote DAZ’s products (whether PA or DAZ Originals), so this is why the perk is in place; to allow items in the DAZ’s store to stand out a bit more… so that’s why the PA perk is there to allow more visibility to the products they are selling without eliminating non-DAZ vendors’ ability to advertise their products.