| Karen Stafford
|| At the very least, they should PM Eric first to see if it was OK with him, and say what they were going to post. If it's not covered in the posting regulations, then it should be verboten. This is one of the last places to offend someone!! Now, some networks do allow "advertising" on certain days, and that might be an option.
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> Beth Ferree wrote:
> Hi, I'm new here and wanted to get my 25 cents (inflation you know) in on this subject.
>I agree that ads should not be allowed. I belong to a couple of networks I never visit because they have very little information of value on them. they are primarily ads for members' websites. While I have no problem with marketing obviously, I can find members who do what I need when I need that particular service without having to wade through the ads on a daily basis. I want information I can use to build my business. In reality, I'm less likely to hire someone if I've read their classified twenty times than I am if I've gotten to know them as a person through a group first.
>> Eric Sohn wrote:
I received a post yesterday that was a pitch for a member's services. I've already written back saying that I wasn't approving it, but I also wanted to let folks have their say.
My thought is that this network is not an appropriate place for people trolling for business through posts. I don't have a problem if you mention your services that address the topic being discussed, but something like - If you want bigger, better widgets, come see our web page - is inappropriate, IMHO. I'd rather people PM'ed folks with their pitches.
Now, I know that others require ADV in front of blatant ads - and it sure would boost our message count. On the other hand, while we want foot traffic, so that more people learn from what we discuss here, I think that having ads detracts, not adds, to the attractiveness of the network.
So, that's how I'm leaning - what do you think?
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