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Discussion in 'Solicitations & Announcements' started by yfs1, Sep 10, 2006.

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  1. cool_78

    cool_78 Guest

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    #21
    I also recieved the warning but I thought its ok since Iam acknowledging the thread starter that I have submitted my sites. Well the new rules is ok
    SEMrush
     
    cool_78, Sep 11, 2006 IP
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    seoocean Well-Known Member

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    #22
    Well i think that removing the signature - temporarily or permanently along with the a couple of infractions should do the trick to check the no. of posts people do just to increase the no. of posts.
     
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    #23
    just go through them one by one, once you have clicked the thread it will go from being bold to normal green text.
    thats my tracking device :D
     
    munt, Sep 12, 2006 IP
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    longroad Well-Known Member

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    #24
    Obviously no one is reading this thread, or at least not listening to it... "submitted mine" posts are still popping up like wildfire
     
    longroad, Sep 12, 2006 IP
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    #25
    when you see someone post stuff like that, report it to mod
     
    ahkip, Sep 12, 2006 IP
  6. yfs1

    yfs1 User Title Not Found

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    #26
    I know this thread isn't going to stop it...I didn't post it for that reason.

    The reason I posted it was people are complaining that they got infractions but were never told it was wrong to do. Now when they complain this thread can be linked to and the complaint thread closed.

    Again, as Ahkip said if people are still doing it, report the thread. Most Mods pretty much ignore this section (or at least try to) and rely on reported threads to give infractions.
     
    yfs1, Sep 13, 2006 IP
  7. YMC

    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #27
    I certainly plan to abide by this new rule, but I saw these 'me too' type posts as a tool and barometer. If I saw a thread with many 'I submitted mine...' but no response from the OP, I didn't submit as I felt the directory owner...

    1. Was in effect spamming and not offering a service. (Throw up the announcement and never check it to see if there were any problems or questions.)
    2. Was perhaps throwing a directory together, getting a few links, and planning to sell it within a week or two.
    3. Was gathering emails and had no intention of maintaining the site.

    Also if the thread had a great deal of activity I tended to go look the site over. Conversely, if the thread was over 10 hours old and had only 1 or 2 posts, I tended to skip it; the exception being niche sites.

    The 'me too' posts helped to save me time and better allocate my efforts.

    Just offering another perspective.
     
    YMC, Sep 15, 2006 IP
  8. dkessaris

    dkessaris Peon

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    #28
    Actually, I wasn't replying at the "me too" posts (at least not all) when I announced my directory because then you have a long thread going
    -Added mine
    -Approved, thank you
    -Added mine, thank you
    -Approved, you are welcome
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    .etc

    Obviously I didn't abandon my directory (sig link), bumping the thread doesn't mean that you care more about your directory. I would argue that it means that you want to get many listings as fast as possible in order to sell it later on.
     
    dkessaris, Sep 15, 2006 IP
  9. YMC

    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Oh, I maybe didn't state that well. I was thinking along the lines of once a day or every 12 hours or so, or the ones where someone mentions having a problem.

    I agree a see-saw thread would quickly become meaningless and quite tedious.

    And, I had no one in mind when I wrote that.
     
    YMC, Sep 15, 2006 IP
  10. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #30
    There's a big difference between a natural thank you and a cut and paste post padding job. I like thanking some of the directory owners in their threads. Nothing is wrong with that.
     
    Blogmaster, Sep 16, 2006 IP
  11. YMC

    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #31
    As with most rules, it doesn't take long for folks to figure a way to get around them. Clever the new announcements that require a request for a PM to get the address of the website being advertised. :rolleyes:
     
    YMC, Sep 18, 2006 IP
  12. yfs1

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    #32
    Do you mean BST? Surely people aren't announcing a directory without providing the url?
     
    yfs1, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    #33
    I saw at least one anouncement where the directory owner didn't give the URL.
    However my favorite now is
    :D
     
    dkessaris, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    #34
    Yeah, I saw that one. Two days of free inclusions. No URL was provided, and asking people to pm him or leave "send me pm" on thread.
     
    fatinfo guy, Sep 18, 2006 IP
  15. sizzler_chetan

    sizzler_chetan Prominent Member

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    #36
    Well, no use bitchin. I reported it and its really up to the Mods/Shawn. Personally I think its a bit riduculous to post in the announcement section but not give the url but its not my call.
     
    yfs1, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    #37
    Hi yfs1.

    Another issue that a worthy person such as yourself could address in a sticky is the protocol for selling links from directories.

    Is it okay to post a link sale from a directory in the link sales forum?

    Or should directory link sales go into Solicitations & Announcements?
     
    explorer, Sep 18, 2006 IP
  18. sizzler_chetan

    sizzler_chetan Prominent Member

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    #38
    Personally i think both of them means the same to me :)
    So if i had to sell any links in dirs. then i would more preferably sell it in Link Sales, then opt for Solicitations & Announcements.
     
    sizzler_chetan, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #39
    I guess I tend to think of Solicitation & Announcements as where people list their NEW directories or to offer limited-time specials. Personally, I think it should be limited to free/recip links.

    Link Sales is where I would look for places to buy links regardless of site type.
     
    YMC, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    #40
    The same was my intention but i also meant that the site could be a directory too ;)
     
    sizzler_chetan, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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