No sale of the official product on the forums, please
Had I caught earlier I would have closed it then, but I’ll leave this edit up as a reminder – we understand that not everyone is necessarily aware of this rule, and more awareness is certainly better.
While we recognize that the free market exists and people will invariably exploit supply shortages for their own personal gain (should they be in the position to do so), we feel that this fosters negative sentiment within our community and is contrary to the type of environment we are trying to build. The whole reason we started this company and made this product was to usher in a new era of scientific exploration in food as a nutritional tool. We have intentionally kept our own margins as low as possible in order to allow more people to participate in this developing ecosystem. When backers sell Soylent 1.0 for profit on our sites either by soliciting direct messages or linking to auction sites, it hurts everyone.
As more and more people start to try Soylent 1.0 and the number of opportunities for community members to exploit the supply shortage grows, we will be taking more active steps to protect the community. Moderators will begin actively hiding posts soliciting sales of Soylent 1.0 on Discourse and those attempting to get around this will be potentially subject to additional regulation within the forum. If you are a member of the community that wants to buy Soylent 1.0 before yours arrives, you can find it independently by searching on eBay.