Live Spot Black Friday Sale!

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  1. fencing5

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    Announcing the Live Spot Black Friday Sale! Get up to 25% off your order today! Are you a true fencing enthusiast? Answer a question right, get a big surprise!

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  2. s.brookes

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    Good chance to stock up on an awesome product for a great price!

    Thanks for all you do, fencing5! Keep up the good work.
     
  3. RebelFencer

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    Isn't there a better place for an advertisement than in the general fencing discussion section of the website?
     
  4. Mitchell

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    Yeah, I'm going to take a really close look at this and possibly crack down. I don't want to encourage people to spam ads in the forums, even if they're relevant. If anyone has strong opinions in either direction, please DM me thoughts.
     
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  5. Privateer

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    three threads/year is spam?
     
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  6. fencing5

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    Thanks for the support Privateer, much appreciated! I'm very surprised by the number of people who've asked for help on the bonus question about Joppich! :)
     
  7. ReadyFence

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    I have no problem with this at all. No one is spamming the forum with ads. And Live Spot is cool
     
  8. RebelFencer

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    I would argue that using the discussion forum for nothing other than advertising your products is spam regardless of the frequency. It isn't just the livespot people though, I think that ad for the lapel pin is also inappropriate for a discussion forum. Maybe there should just be a vendor section.
     
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    *cough* Trading Post *cough*
     
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    IMO limited advertisement of relevant goods is appropriate since it performs a service to the community. How do we define limited and relevant? Well, that's what mods are for. They can formally make guidelines or informally make determinations on a case-by-case basis. I would understand though if Mitchell decides to ban any unpaid self-promotion since FdN is a business for him, and it detracts from paid promotion.
     
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  11. Purple Fencer

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    the problem with Trading Post is yo have to scroll down for it.

    I suggested to Mitchell that perhaps it could be made a subforum of the main forum so it's at least visible without having to be Indiana Jones to find it.
     
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  12. DangerMouse

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    Other forums I'm on have very strict rules about this. One of them even will ban users if, in response to threads products similar to theirs, they recommend their own products. They can only mention their own products as a response to questions directly about their products. This really helps to keep the forum from devolving into advertisement spam or accusations of moderator favoritism.
     

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