yes you are right. I also message admin 4 days ago about difference between message & post on forum & still don't get any response. The admin must be an active person in order to make this forum successful.
Yes both are good platforms but there are some differences. CMC claims to b like binnce in this field that ensures quality however coingecko is still emerging so they list some ryptos with low trust score.
Yes you said right. We must do some smart research before entering to any if these ecosystems & its a great thing for everyone if they have some prior knowledge about what they are planning to do in future.
Yes you are rewarding your vendors with great rewards as mentioned but there are something's to be considered. You must also give chance to promising brand new projects & set a goal for them. This may help you grow rapidly.