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Old October 9, 2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Why??

Why are people allowed to promote their business interests on TFL?? Any restrictions??
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Old October 9, 2006, 08:35 PM   #2
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For example?
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Old October 10, 2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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I've seen a couple of those before, but the mods shut them down post haste. They really do it as quickly as they can. I really have great respect for what the mods do, considering they aren't getting paid. They do it out of integrity for the forums.
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Old October 10, 2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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BluesMan,
Since you asked. WildAlaska- Call me if you need something,ask for Ken!! Do you think there might be a commercial agenda there??
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Old October 10, 2006, 08:22 PM   #5
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I'll stop helping folks out if the mods and/or membership want me too

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Old October 10, 2006, 08:47 PM   #6
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I don't see anything wrong with it if done in good taste.

WildAlaska does so in good taste, so does K-Man, as do many of the other folks such as holster makers and such.

I haven't seen any real spammers here... most folks just have a single line in their signature for business contact in case someone is interested.

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Old October 10, 2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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There are a number of sig lines on TFL promoting political agenda, various websites, businesses, and other self interests. Wildalaska is a full participating member here and does not seem to come here for his business only.

Wanna see some members that come here for profit only? Go to the Buy and Sell Forums and see the usernames with 1 post ... or 3 posts all in the same thread. Or click on a username and then on "Find More Posts By ____" and see how many post there are all in the "Buy and Sell" fora.

I have never bought anything from Wildalaska, but I would not hesitate, reading his feedback.

So, bobhwry, what's the problem ... ? I mean if it came down to it, Rich could establish a business relationship with Wild or any other business if that was his wish. It happens to not be true, but what's it to ya? You buy stock in TFL?
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Old October 10, 2006, 09:33 PM   #8
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Good answer, Bud.

To address your question, "Any restrictions??": Yes. The Firing Line reserves the right to delete any advertisement deemed inappropriate in the B,S&T forums or in signature lines. We tend to dispatch spammers without delay and without mercy.

Hope this answers your question.

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Old October 10, 2006, 10:25 PM   #9
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bobhwry - I never would have guessed that was the basis of your complaint. I thought maybe it was going to be about the phone spammers or some such.

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Do you think there might be a commercial agenda there??
Yes, I'm positive there is. And that commercial agenda has yielded a whole passel of satisfied TFL'ers who have bought various items from Ken in his group sales over the years. I see nothing wrong with that; it's one of those win-win things.
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Old October 11, 2006, 10:45 AM   #10
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I fail to understand why it's a problem.

Of course, having bought a P7PSP from WildBuyMyGunsPleaseAlaska for a very good price, I'm not going to do too much beeching...
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Old October 11, 2006, 12:34 PM   #11
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Of course, having bought a P7PSP from WildBuyMyGunsPleaseAlaska for a very good price, I'm not going to do too much beeching...
And to show my heart WAS in the right place, of the 50-60 PSPs that were blown out at a very good price, not one ended up permanently to yers truly.

Mike wanna sell it back ?

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Old October 11, 2006, 01:05 PM   #12
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"Mike wanna sell it back?"

Uhm....

Not really.

I first shot one of the P7s back in the early 1980s, and fell in love with it. I always wanted one, but they were always far too expensive.

When you came across with that deal I really couldn't afford it, but I figured that I couldn't afford not to get in on it.
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Old October 11, 2006, 01:11 PM   #13
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See...

Bet no one sells one back to me for what they paid for it

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Old October 11, 2006, 03:16 PM   #14
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Your poor planning doesn't constitute my personal crisis...

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Old October 11, 2006, 03:28 PM   #15
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Well how about

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Old October 11, 2006, 04:06 PM   #16
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As one of your best buddys, even I don't feel sorry for you when you indulge your stupidities.

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Old October 11, 2006, 05:36 PM   #17
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It was a very simple question, I thought!! If you are allowed to promote a business, links, religious icons, websites, etc that's fine. I just wanted to know what the limitations were if any. So, I guess if you keep it to your sig line anything goes?
Bud, how does a "fully participating member" differ from the rest of us???
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Old October 11, 2006, 05:50 PM   #18
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I think 'fully participating member' means someone who posts to more than just the 'for sale' boards. You post to more than just the sale area, right? So you would be a full participating member as well.

Have you noticed that post counts from the for sale boards don't count to your user posts?
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Old October 11, 2006, 05:55 PM   #19
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Have you noticed that post counts from the for sale boards don't count to your user posts?
No kidding> So I have more than 4100 posts then.

I rule. You are a dillettante Spiffster.

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Old October 11, 2006, 06:28 PM   #20
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It was a fair question, spurred by what I feel was a poor example.

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If you are allowed to promote a business, links, religious icons, websites, etc that's fine. I just wanted to know what the limitations were if any. So, I guess if you keep it to your sig line anything goes?
Mostly true, with the possible exception of the religious icons, but even those, in moderation, are acceptable. A single link to one of the above is usually the norm. Common sense will usually dictate whether someones signature is over the line. There are no hard and fast rules for signature content.

spacemanspiff answered the "fully participating member" question correctly. (No points for that, sms, it was only a sample test question. )
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Old October 11, 2006, 06:53 PM   #21
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With that said, TFL is quite gracious with those who only peruse the for sale boards. There is a wealth of good deals to be had.
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Old October 11, 2006, 07:04 PM   #22
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Mal H,
Bluesman asked for an example. I just chose one of the most prolific.
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Old October 11, 2006, 08:57 PM   #23
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"even those, in moderation, are acceptable."

Well let me be moderate...

[religious icon deleted by Draconian moderator]
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Old October 11, 2006, 09:04 PM   #24
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... and let me moderáte ...

(I couldn't find the long 'a' in this font.)


bobhwry - understood.
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Old October 11, 2006, 10:04 PM   #25
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Now you owe me $2 PLUS interest.

And it's accruing daily.
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