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Topic: [SITE] Soften the hard sell please  (Read 2731 times)

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It's cool to sell in the classified, as long as it's not overdone. 

What about overdoing from a buy-side a la Sailfish?


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If my fishing reports are part of the issue then I'd ask how they're different than they've ever been.  Yes, I posted a link to my dysfunctional blog, and I thanked a friend/mod for pointing out that other members have been criticized for it in the past and then I promptly changed it.  I also refer to how I'm a guide in the process of giving my report.  There's usually lots to read in my reports, it's all true, I come from the heart, and if people don't want to read it they don't.

I don't plan to change a thing other than not posting a link to a blog.  If I'm out of line then please say so in this open forum, and I'll cease posting.
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If my fishing reports are part of the issue then I'd ask how they're different than they've ever been.  Yes, I posted a link to my dysfunctional blog, and I thanked a friend/mod for pointing out that other members have been criticized for it in the past and then I promptly changed it.  I also refer to how I'm a guide in the process of giving my report.  There's usually lots to read in my reports, it's all true, I come from the heart, and if people don't want to read it they don't.

I don't plan to change a thing other than not posting a link to a blog.  If I'm out of line then please say so in this open forum, and I'll cease posting.

Nothing wrong with your fishing reports Eric.  I think I can safely say we all love them.

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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Dunno...I just like posting and looking at pics and vids of fish being killed.

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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Dunno...I just like posting and looking at pics and vids of fish being killed.

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There ya go, advertising fish again... lol


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It's cool to sell in the classified, as long as it's not overdone. 

What about overdoing from a buy-side a la Sailfish?
Can't be Sonny ... I still have free stuff for him here.  He's slipping these days  :smt044


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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Dunno...I just like posting and looking at pics and vids of fish being killed.

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There ya go, advertising fish again... lol

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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Maybe we don't want to single anyone out.  And maybe we just want people to keep the message in mind.

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Damn it Jim... you just cant unsee that..... :smt005
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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Maybe we don't want to single anyone out.  And maybe we just want people to keep the message in mind.

-Allen

And I might add, a half dozen people have already PM'd me asking if it was them, in addition to the 3-4 that asked questions here.  So I guess at least some peeps with some amount of commercial interest are at least thinking about this now.  But if you are still wondering, feel free to PM me.

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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Maybe we don't want to single anyone out.  And maybe we just want people to keep the message in mind.

-Allen

Fair enough...but then you're assuming that the "offenders" will read this thread, realize you are talking to them, and change their behavior....

While at the same time you are making people like VK and AbKing question if their actions and participation are "offensive" or not....which you've since clarified they are not....

Up to you guys, but I bet 95% (at least) of folks who are active members of this community would prefer to be told to knock off a behavior/action rather than an ambiguous thread leaving them unsure if their actions are offensive enough to have people complain about them....

Just my 2 cents.

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I hate commercials .... Oh, commercial interests.  Lol


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Maybe you mods/admins can PM the offending parties and let them know so the non-offending parties can stop wondering if their actions are offensive?

Maybe we don't want to single anyone out.  And maybe we just want people to keep the message in mind.

-Allen

Fair enough...but then you're assuming that the "offenders" will read this thread, realize you are talking to them, and change their behavior....

While at the same time you are making people like VK and AbKing question if their actions and participation are "offensive" or not....which you've since clarified they are not....

Up to you guys, but I bet 95% (at least) of folks who are active members of this community would prefer to be told to knock off a behavior/action rather than an ambiguous thread leaving them unsure if their actions are offensive enough to have people complain about them....

Just my 2 cents.

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Jim

I don't see the problem.  I'm not going to chase anyone down, at the same time those that are wondering are asking, and judging by the number of inquiries, the message is being heard.  Again, this isn't about singling anyone out.  And for the most part here at NCKA, group conscious rules at the end of the day.  Enough of the group has heard, and in the end I have no reason to believe that the right thing won't be done.

Of course now I have to figure out what to do about you posting a picture of a naked dude with an undersized ab.

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