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post #81 of 90
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Originally Posted by HeatherSanders
Oh Kathleen, I knew what you meant, but this has been referred to before on this thread and another from not so long ago and so I just wanted to clarify.

I also wanted to clarify my own position as I work very hard on other boards to just be 'Heather' and it is very hard as obviously there can be some reserve to posting/etc... when I show up. Which kind of bites actually, but probably is good ... I don't have to really 'see' and hear ALL the dirt. :LOL
Well thank goodness. I was going to say I inserted foot in mouth again. I am with you, I am oblivious to most of the dirt out there because it just rolls off me like water.
post #82 of 90
To be honest with you, I still don't see a problem.

I can tell you that when I was wrongfully accused of "spamming for my wahm friends" , I was very hurt and upset. I don't understand why there are a few members here who spend SO much time worrying about whether a person is saying that they like a certain diaper because the wahm is their friend or because they really do. In my opinion, that time could be better spent.

If ther is a problem, which I haven't seen, I guess it would need to be addressed. At the same time, people need to realize that wahms are friends with many other wahms, and if they try their stuff and like them, they should enjoy the same freedom as non-wahms and talk about it.

Wrongfully accusing wahms of spamming for their friends causes those wahms to re-think where they will spend their advertising dollars... and they share that with their friends.

Just my $0.02

Teri - nak
post #83 of 90
Hmm I check the diapering board here daily and I haven't seen any suspiciously spammy posts... so I am not sure what posts you're speaking of.

Perhaps I am not as observant. I'd think you'd need strong evidence to actually accuse someone of spamming, "a screen shot for instance". Because if you are wrong (you, a mod of MDC) you can be sure you will loose advertisers and their dollars, like Teri said above.
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by hunnybumm
If there is legit proof that they are doing this they should be delt with the same way you would deal with a WAHM who is spamming her business on purpose, totally know she shouldn't be. By legit I mean make sure there is real proof that it is the same person and not just someone telling their aunt's mother's sister's ex dog's old best friend. Like someone sending a link to a moderater where the post(s) can be read over and discussed. I don't feel a screen shot is sufficent only because I have seen them forged, very nicely forged at that. Though why someone would purposly forge them for this reason I have no clue, but I am sure it can/has happened.

Someone really enjoying the WAHMs product and sharing= GOOD
Someone promoting a friends business when they know they shouldn't then spouting off about it on another site = BAD

Just my opinion... move along, nothing to see here...
I would say a screen shot and the link--since posts can be edited as well.
post #85 of 90
My thoughts . . . and you can all be mad, I don't care. Yeah, I post when some WAHM's stock or run sales and yeah, some of those WAHM's are my friends but I post these threads because I OWN their products . . . in several cases . . . lots of their products and when you buy that much stuff from a WAHM you are bound to become friendsly. So you are saying I cannot post about a product I love from a WAHM that I happen to be friends with because that will be looked at as spam? Personally, I think that is BS.

As far as being able to pull a post because so and so from this other message board or chat said that a person was spamming for a friend . . . that seems a little too much like Big Brother watching me for my taste. Maybe a little too much middle school tattle tailing as well.

I gotta stop here before I
post #86 of 90
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Originally Posted by intensity_too
My thoughts . . . and you can all be mad, I don't care. Yeah, I post when some WAHM's stock or run sales and yeah, some of those WAHM's are my friends but I post these threads because I OWN their products . . . in several cases . . . lots of their products and when you buy that much stuff from a WAHM you are bound to become friendsly. So you are saying I cannot post about a product I love from a WAHM that I happen to be friends with because that will be looked at as spam? Personally, I think that is BS.


I gotta stop here before I
Jaime--maybe it is (and I haven't read this whole thread because it is sooo long so I might be off base-and I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong) but they are spamming friends WAHM business that might not be offering quality work to get them more business...so more people are getting the raw end of the deal????
post #87 of 90
I also think it is wrong that we can't "spam" and say a we had a bad experience with a WAHM . . but that may be a whole other thread in and of itself.
post #88 of 90
so, was this ever resolved? did anyone ever come up with a good solution?

to be perfectly honest i don't really care if people spam on mdc and then go tell others about it. i don't care if someone asks someone else to spam for them. i have had people ask me if they could go spam my products on mdc, and i have asked them not to. it embarrasses me to see a rave review about something i have done. therefore, if i know it might happen i ask that it doesn't, if i don't know about it, that's another story. i also don't advertise, and i have no trouble keeping busy.

so, hell, if that WAHM needs the spam to keep her biz open and there is someone that is willing to do it for her, i just ignore it all. as for people that have that much time on their hands to be turning other people in for spamming, well, i have one statement for you, "get off the computer and go spend time with your children!!!!"

heather, i think that turning the daily diaper into a spam forum for wahms with advertising is a FAB idea!!!!!!!!! i'm prolly in the minority, but i enjoy threads with some spam in them LOL. :LOL
post #89 of 90
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"get off the computer and go spend time with your children!!!!"
LOL :LOL

I also have lots of WAHM friends, the WAHM community is smaller than you think, you are bound to be friends with those you run into every day. Yes, I use friends products (and wahms I dont know as well). If I like it, I say so, I dont care if the wahm is a friend or not. I think most people would not recommend pure crap (regardless of the wahm/friend status) because it would come back to bite in the butt later. Just my 2 cents.

If someone has a good product/service, they will succeed. If someone sells crap, they wont, regardless of who spams for them. There are also diaperpin reviews. If something looks like crap and their reveiws are crap (even if someone "spams" them), then you will probably get crap. LOL
post #90 of 90
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
Jess, Kathleen, if this board were to be open to spam would you continue to advertise here? That's not to say that we would permit spam because another big reason for refusing to allow it is for the benefit of the general, non-WAHM community that wants sincere input and not promotional posts in response to their questions.
No, like I said, I hate spam. And I think ya'll do a great job of policing it. But when you get into trying to decipher whether or not someone is spamming for someone, that just makes my eyes roll back into my head. I know how busy you & other moderators are & I dunno... it just seems so... what is the word? BLEHHHH to try to track down passive spammers.
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