Self Promotion - Rallies and Sites

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    My understand was that it was against forum rules for site owners to promote meets for their own site.. Perhaps Jim can clarify
     
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    Noticed it has happened a couple of times

    Jim, I noticed it a couple of times and did hit the button the other day (same person advertising his alarm service).. but seems he is still doing it. Traders / camp site people do not read the terms and conditions. We all know a little bit of the advertsing creeps in from certain dealers (unnamed.. but also in Kent as it happens).. but it is a balance I suppose between telling members some thing they want or might want to know and what is just self promotion. I agree this was clearly self promotion.

    Perhaps Mr Brown will read our comments.

    Bob
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    This topic was already discussed and Jim made it clear.. in this thread http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/rallies-meets/31150-rally-ilfracombe-victorian-celebrations-11-16th-june.html

    so, if it is a FREE meet that is ok ..
     
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    Hi Jim. I gave your post a thread of it's own.

    Yes you are right, blatant self promotion is against the rules. Having details of a CL in your signature is OK, we know that they are not really a 'business' An example is Dylan who has a lovely CL in Llandovery, she does not blatantly promote her site, yet we all know about it. You will never hear her say, " Welcome to Fun - Come visit my CL" She posts good info regularly and is welcoming and helpful, this is better than ramming in down peoples throats. (Like I do with Red Kite) :Blush:

    The poster in question has a ratio of about 10 to 1. That's 10 posts engineered to promote his business with one selfless post. This is likely to result in a ban.

    The rally thing is clear, I do not want anyone promoting rallies for profit, so funsters that have land and want to use this land as a 'business' are not allowed to promote it here. We end up with welcoming posts that say something like "welcome to the fun, come and spend £25 with me at my rally" hardly the welcome I want new funsters to be confronted with.

    If a funster is a landowner they should pay to advertise in ACCEO (an association of rallying clubs) that way they will get a lot of clubs rally with them. This is not the place to advertise their profit making ventures, unless of course they want to pay me for an advert like any other trader.
     
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    QMJ for Fun and Funsters.

    PYO Olives, Grapes, Pears, Cherrys and Figs.

    Level pitches available if you bring your own JCB and theodelite.

    Water available in season... Bring bucket a long rope.

    Fees. One Steak and Ale (or Just Steak) Fray Bentos Pie per person per night. Reductions for left wing do gooders and Man City supporters.

    Tractor extraction extra.

    No intolerance tolerated.

    JJ (site warden)
     
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    JJ sounds just our kind of site, got the bucket, how long should the string be. Can bring extra supplies of FB with us, please can you confirm our booking, :Cool::BigGrin:
     
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    Well I was going to mention I own a training school specialising in drivers and logistics trade.............but I won't now Huh :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    All the best Rick
     
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    Looks like the full price for me then..or perhaps even a surcharge:Smile:

    barry
     
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    Hi Rick, we know you are a specialist mate:thumb: How about an article or two for our new magazine a couple of options. You'll get paid in beers:BigGrin:

    It's not OK to drive an 11ton RV on an car licence and why?

    Or

    10 things that annoy HGV driving Instructors


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    can't wait to see this one... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Surely, that can't be true?

    Bugger...

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    I am not out to promote the site, far from it!!! How many sites do you know that are full up 14th Dec, I thought this forum was All about making like minded friends, oops sorry have I stood on your toe's:Doh::Doh:
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    please read forum rules and also Jim's reply ..
     
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    Steve, this is a self moderated place, we rely on members reporting posts that break the rules, clearly there is room for interpretation, but in this instance I feel they were right to report it. Its nothing personal and nothing to do with anyones toes.

    If your next 20 posts don't mention your CL or your business then I'm sure we'll be convinced of your integrity. :BigGrin:
     
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    why not come to Devon lazy bussard sorry jim roger gave me a better deal to promote is site so i can't mention the red kite:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Red kite, Red Kite, Red Kite that should be good for a couple of free nights:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    That's 99.999999% of this forum out of luck then.
     
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