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Postby x9200 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 1:47 pm

Eee... I don't think there is anything wrong if there is no payment (of any kind) for the participants. It would be very bad if the OP forgot to say "thank you" but it looks it is not the case. Why do you always expect to be paid? It's your choice to take the survey or not. Of course if he offered something the response could be better but IMO it has nothing to do with courtesy.

What was uncourteous was to post here without asking first for permission as the guidelines clearly says "no advertisements". I would nuke it if I saw it on time.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 4:09 pm

I actually did nuke it before the first response was made, but then when the "are you sure" bit came up, I canceled just to see where it went. :(

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 5:50 pm

He isn't advertising for commercial gain, he's a student trying to target an audience that would be captive in such a location.

To be honest, not bothered about a cup of "joe", but, happy to help a student, he's gt it quite well organised I think, not sure where his survey was going though, it's a bit abstract!
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Postby x9200 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 7:49 pm

"Advertisements will be deleted". That's what it says. No word about commercial or not. Sometimes I am not bothered neither sometimes I am bothered but if it was me and I saw this kind of banner I would ask for permission.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 8:21 pm

I see where you are coming from...

However, What if someone 'advertises' that they are looking to meet new people in the meetup forum? Where do you draw the line? This is clearly someone looking for a captive audience to assist with something personal. Same same!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 9:49 pm

x9200 wrote:"Advertisements will be deleted". That's what it says. No word about commercial or not. Sometimes I am not bothered neither sometimes I am bothered but if it was me and I saw this kind of banner I would ask for permission.


Sorry, his post isn't commercial, not for monetary gain. You go to far to axe posts like this. Chill out.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:40 pm

So, we are saying that research for a thesis is okay, however, the same research, but for his 1st book on the evolution of the English language, would be for commercial gain, correct?

How to tell the difference? :-k

Therein lies the conundrum, does is not?

Isn't that like trying to figure out who the good guys and who the bad guys are in the Middle East, innit? My solution? Nuke 'em all, let Dog sort 'em out! :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:47 pm

I really don't think commercial or not should be the determinant.

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are not commercial neither. Shall we allow this kind of advertisements? I am fine with making exceptions but this should be IMO judged on case by case basis.

The good thing we don't really have problem of this sort yet.


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