Date: 15 Aug 2004 13:01:34 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: What you think as spam saves me and mine loadsamoney!

On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:35:05 +0100, bern <> wrote: > I fail to see why, when someone approaches this group with a sound > financial technological revision for 900 classics, the first responses > are concernined with spamming. I'll give you an example. Let's say a regular participant in this _discussion group_ has, say, an extra taillight to get rid of. osts it here. _Not spam_. Now, let's say someone posts a message about their business to a group they haven't noticably participated in in the past. That's spam. It'd be one thing if you were contributing to the group, but this post was strictly _exploiting_ the group as a free advertising outlet, which it is not. As far as topic, a lot of ads could be considered to be on-topic, yet if that was the only criteria we'd be flooded with every vaguely Saab-ish ad people could think of (which yours is an example of), and the whole point of finding the discussions in amidst the commercials would be lost. > This group seems to talk about many things, covering many topics, even > slipping the odd car in for sale. I use this group occaisionally for > help on 900's, being as I have about 10 900turbos of in various finishes > and years. So then add a tag in your .sig file, and if you're actually participating your businses will get positive exposure by the quality of your posts. Laura designs webpages, I don't need that right now but if I ever do, I'll check out her site because of her consistantly useful and interesting comments here. And so on. > I would not bother to write drivel, being a waste of time. > I just thought I'd clear that up. Great, so participate in the group or not, your choice. But don't use it as a drive-by spam recipient. A lot of people make buying decisions based on exactly that behavior. Dave Hinz

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