[time-nuts] Selling things on time-nuts (or other lists)
paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 03:05:43 UTC 2011
Was looking at the site again. Bill Slocneks (Sorry for the spelling) Really
amazing the quality of work. An incredible talent.
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:45 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> Argh. Sorry for botching the Subject on my previous message. After a bit
> typing I decided to split it into two, but that was after I had "fixed" the
> Subject and such. Sigh. So here is the other part...
> My opinions on announcements vs advertising on lists...
> I hate blatant commercial advertising, more so the farther it is from the
> main topic of the list.
> I'm generally in favor of appropriate one-off advertisements/announcements
> active members or even semi-active or lurkers if the gear is hard to find.
> If you are going to clutter up the list with a message, please include all
> the details of all the goodies you are selling.
> I prefer non-ebay, but if you have listed stuff on ebay, include their
> numbers and/or URLs.
> If you are an active (constructive) participant in a
> list/newsgroup/forum/whatever, I'm happy with a short signature tacked on
> end of each message. 4 lines is the usual usenet limit.
> There is a gray area in responding to requests for where to get something.
> If it's widely available, I hate the responses that say nothing more than
> me me!!!". On the other hand, I really appreciate responses from
> vendors/reps who know what's going on and contribute useful details
> (technical or marketing). Synergy comes to mind as a good example.
> These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's. I hate spam.
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