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Topic: [SITE] Soften the hard sell please  (Read 2723 times)

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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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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 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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Glad I missed THAT pic.  I'd be more worried where his pinkey's been ... Lately :smt002 :smt044


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That was an Ab? I thought it might be some kind of the latest transitional development on the way to become a Merman or?
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Lmao!!!

Hard to see caliper reading but it's actually a 10+ inch ab....

I have other pics with naked folks and abs that are better....

But those are classified....

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Lmao!!!

Hard to see caliper reading but it's actually a 10+ inch ab....

I have other pics with naked folks and abs that are better....

But those are classified....

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
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Lmao!!!

Hard to see caliper reading but it's actually a 10+ inch ab....

I have other pics with naked folks and abs that are better....

But those are classified....

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
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I'm pretty sure this was just meant as a friendly reminder.

It's really not that big of an issue, just something for everyone to keep in mind.







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stupid question -admit did not read this whole thread-but

can I still sell my stuff that I shed every so often

old bike-fishing-kayak misc --like my c-list links with an ncka price cut from the standard c-list ad?

and can I still link random kayak deals i see ,or, friends ads linked that are selling stuff?

is this cool or would admin prefer to not have this?

i saw it done so did a few threads -but felt weird ,like maybe being self serving

thanks -sorry if its off topic some
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stupid question -admit did not read this whole thread-but

can I still sell my stuff that I shed every so often

old bike-fishing-kayak misc --like my c-list links with an ncka price cut from the standard c-list ad?

and can I still link random kayak deals i see ,or, friends ads linked that are selling stuff?

is this cool or would admin prefer to not have this?

i saw it done so did a few threads -but felt weird ,like maybe being self serving

thanks -sorry if its off topic some
Craig

You're all good, bro.

I think simply putting up links to your C-list stuff would be frowned upon.

Taking the time to post the description and pictures of what you are offering here along with the CL ad is welcomed and appreciated.







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What about adding something like a "Marketing / Business Development" forum?

I've enjoyed following some of these up and coming businesses, but I agree there's a time and a place. Why not create that place?


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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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Sincerely,

Jim

For what it's worth with respect to the group dynamics... I'd be in that 95% :smt001

First off, how do you know that I didn't send a message?  You don't.

Second, that 95% is just plain wrong.  Having sent a number of such PM's over the years, I'd guess that 2/3 are appreciative and the other 1/3 is argumentative and defensive.

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What about adding something like a "Marketing / Business Development" forum?

I've enjoyed following some of these up and coming businesses, but I agree there's a time and a place. Why not create that place?


Because where do you draw the line?

You know, every year we (admins) discuss what the commercial policy should be here.  And every year we come to the conclusion that it more or less just works as is, so no firm policy is needed.  Every now and then we have to send out a reminder not to overdo it, and we're fine with that.  Things more or less just work as is in this community.   :3some:

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stupid question -admit did not read this whole thread-but

can I still sell my stuff that I shed every so often

old bike-fishing-kayak misc --like my c-list links with an ncka price cut from the standard c-list ad?

and can I still link random kayak deals i see ,or, friends ads linked that are selling stuff?

is this cool or would admin prefer to not have this?

i saw it done so did a few threads -but felt weird ,like maybe being self serving

thanks -sorry if its off topic some
Craig

You're all good, bro.

I think simply putting up links to your C-list stuff would be frowned upon.

Taking the time to post the description and pictures of what you are offering here along with the CL ad is welcomed and appreciated.

And an NCKA discount is never frowned upon!

-Allen
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I'm pretty sure this was just meant as a friendly reminder.

It's really not that big of an issue, just something for everyone to keep in mind.

Fuck you all.  Quit posting commercial shit.   Errrr ..... ummm ... yeah, it's was just a friendly reminder.

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What about adding something like a "Marketing / Business Development" forum?

I've enjoyed following some of these up and coming businesses, but I agree there's a time and a place. Why not create that place?


Because where do you draw the line?

You know, every year we (admins) discuss what the commercial policy should be here.  And every year we come to the conclusion that it more or less just works as is, so no firm policy is needed.  Every now and then we have to send out a reminder not to overdo it, and we're fine with that.  Things more or less just work as is in this community.   :3some:

-Allen

Makes sense. Thanks for the reply.


 

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