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Postby MoapaPk » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:17 am

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Postby Zzyzx » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:20 am

MoapaPk wrote:http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=54827
new user, 3rd message in thread


Also here:
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Postby Buz Groshong » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:19 pm

"General" has been spammed big time! Numerous posts.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

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Re: Another Commercial Post

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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:28 pm

I don't think that being a SummitPost member allows commercial posts.

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/two-shadows-new-book-by-charlie-winger-t55433.html
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Buz Groshong » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:45 pm

Bump!
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:36 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:I don't think that being a SummitPost member allows commercial posts.

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/two-shadows-new-book-by-charlie-winger-t55433.html



I just deleted the thread. The user is online at the moment. If more such posts appear, I will just delete the account.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:24 pm

Thanks Bob- I had a PM exchange with the user explaining the issue as well. They apparently thought the post was ok before.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Buz Groshong » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:37 pm

The post wasn't way overboard, but if we are going to delete promotional posts from mom & pop outfitters in third world countries who are just trying to scrape by, we should be eliminating all promotional posts.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:41 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:The post wasn't way overboard, but if we are going to delete promotional posts from mom & pop outfitters in third world countries who are just trying to scrape by, we should be eliminating all promotional posts.


In my opinion, it was way overboard. My jaw dropped at the length the person was going to for self-promotion. Perceptions vary, of course, but I thought it was one of the tackiest commercial posts I've ever seen here, maybe because it was so extensively and meticulously done. Most commercial posts here are so laughably pathetic that they're almost not worth deleting.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:45 pm

I'm curious-- what do you all think of this one? http://www.summitpost.org/article/665765/mirza-ali.html

It's not a commercial post, but it's also not an article in the spirit of SP articles. It's more like a news release.

Pages like this have been deleted in the past. I'm unsure on this one, so I'm interested in hearing others' thoughts. After that, I'll clean up the thread to restore the original intent.
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Re: Another Commercial Post

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:55 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:
Buz Groshong wrote:The post wasn't way overboard, but if we are going to delete promotional posts from mom & pop outfitters in third world countries who are just trying to scrape by, we should be eliminating all promotional posts.


In my opinion, it was way overboard. My jaw dropped at the length the person was going to for self-promotion. Perceptions vary, of course, but I thought it was one of the tackiest commercial posts I've ever seen here, maybe because it was so extensively and meticulously done. Most commercial posts here are so laughably pathetic that they're almost not worth deleting.

I agree Bob. As I told the user in my PM, it was not a post by a contributing member who has branched out and writting a guidebook (using Scott S as an example- his was entirely appropriate in my view), but rather someone with no contributions, who is only here to sell something.

I do think exceptions might be warranted for contributing folks we know who are doing something on the side.

As far as the article, it hurt my head to read it. Not sure what it is talking about. It'll be buried forever once it leaves the 'What's New' page- as it isn't attached to anything. Uncertain what should be done about it, except that if I were you I would just do what you think is best at some point and not waste too much valuable time thinking it over. The consequences of an incorrect decision here are negligible.
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