[time-nuts] Selling things on time-nuts (or other lists)
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Mar 4 21:45:09 EST 2011
Argh. Sorry for botching the Subject on my previous message. After a bit of
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 by
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 the
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 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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