View Full Version : Too much deleted in a GQ thread.
10-25-1999, 07:32 PM
I was reading the General Questions thread about making money while surfing the web. http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003242.html
Contestant 3 posted an interesting reply that told how he had a good experience with it and it worked well for him. He also mentioned the site he gains access to it from.
Nick deleted his entire post, I suppose because he posted the website. Now, I know it is possible to edit a post. Why did the entire post have to be deleted? Its not like C3 posted a new topic just to get people to go there, he was answering a question. The deleting of the link makes plenty of sense, but the entire post? I don't understand that at all. Overkill.
10-26-1999, 07:05 AM
Of course I agree, but to test the honor of Nickrz's enforcement values, I've sent him 4 examples of other links to commercial sites found easily with some threads in GQ.
Here they are:
Hey Nickrz...if you are just not picking on me then you'll delete the entire post in the "Dangers of hot sauce" thread that clearly offers a link to a commercial site that offers cookbooks and giftpacks for sale:
Hey Nickrz...if you are just not picking on me then you'll delete
the entire post in the "Statutory Citations in Newspapers: Why Not? " thread that clearly offers a link to a commercial site that offers a book for sale:
The poster with the handle of MrsBWayne has a sig line that is a link to a commercial site:
Will you take action?...or is that just reserved for me?
BTW, you'll find it in the "Blair Witch questions" thread.
Here's another link to a purely commercial site in violation of the SDMB terms of service. I expect action:
It can be found in the "Chip (IC) manufacturing yields" thread.
10-26-1999, 08:20 AM
Contestant #3, if you want to make money off the Teeming Millions, that's your business, but you're not going to do it here.
Spam, Ponzi games, pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing are not allowed on this site.
There is a world of difference between a website link placed for informational purposes and what you're attempting to do here and for you to attempt to class yourself with these examples is wrong headed and just plain wrong.
If you really want to have your business here, I suggest you first get a legitimate one and then contact the Chicago Reader Advertising Department to book some banner space.
your humble TubaDiva/SDStaffDiv
for the Straight Dope
10-26-1999, 11:44 PM
I just wanted to see if this thread would regenerate Contestant #3 as unregistered.
[note: before this posting, C#3 was listed as a member, but had already been banned]
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