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Offlinedebianlinux
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Conflict of interest?
    #3991391 - 03/30/05 06:35 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Let me call to attention rule #6 of our Advertising Policy
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Promoting non-sponsors is not acceptable. Our goal is not to stifle discussion or censor anyone, but to make sure that the Shroomery survives and that people respect that if you support our sponsors you support the shroomery!
It's okay to mention in passing that you got spores, etc. from a non-sponsor, but please refrain from posting their prices and/or products, linking to their site, urging folks to buy from them instead of our sponsors, etc.




Now, I've noticed the Google AdWords Ads at the bottom of each thread page that have Ad links that are very relative to the thread topic. I understand that click-throughs generate revenue for the site. I'm just pointing out the disparity and also wondering, out loud, what the repercussions might be for posting a link that you had simply copied from the same page you were posting from.

hmmmm....


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: debianlinux]
    #3991628 - 03/30/05 07:44 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Very good point. I'm interested in an admin's response to this...


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: debianlinux]
    #3992407 - 03/30/05 10:38 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

We add sites to that google ad list to be blocked that are in direct competition to our sponsors.

The goal is to not have google promoting any competitors to our current vendors, so if you see any we would appreciate an email so we can block it.

The idea is if you search for 'boobies' you can find them through our friends at google  :grin:


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: debianlinux]
    #3992417 - 03/30/05 10:41 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

As stated in the rules, if the company in question is mentioned in passing, then there won't be a problem at all. It is when there is consistent promotion by various users that we (namely our vendors) get concerned. Additionally, Google's AdSense program allows us to filter out specific advertisers that may offer a competing product to that which is already offered on our website through our sponsors. I'm fairly certain we already have a decent list of restricted advertisers that don't get promotion through the Google AdSense box, and if you notice others that you feel should not be there or may be taking away from our sponsors' exposure, please PM an administrator and we will look into it.


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: geokills]
    #3992524 - 03/30/05 11:07 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Is there a list of Admins?


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: cb9fl]
    #3992603 - 03/30/05 11:23 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Check the mod list for this forum, i *believe* they're all admins.
Were last i checked, anyways.


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #3992727 - 03/30/05 11:55 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

What about papaver?


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: cb9fl]
    #3992735 - 03/30/05 11:57 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Pappy has stepped down as an admin, he did so a while ago. He still pops in every now and then though :smile:.


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Re: Conflict of interest? [Re: debianlinux]
    #3997029 - 03/31/05 08:41 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

someone's gotta pay the bills.


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