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Hmmm Advertising on your site.

I must say that I really do enjoy this site and it is obviously of great benefit to alfa owners in global terms as well as offering entertainment and interest to people who dont even own an Alfa.
However I cant help feeling that some people are using your site for free advertising. Case in point is "The Wedge" who recently advertised alfa brochures. He has only two posts in total - one to advertise the brochures and the other to clarify Wrinks suspicion that he was a dealer. He obviously stated that he was a private individual but personally I dont believe him. I dont know how to solve this dilema but my suggestion would be that no new member could advertise anything on the site for a period 6 months after joining in order to protect the sites right to prevent commercial abuse of the site.
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Re: Advertising on your site.

Unfortunately it can be really difficult to differentiate with any certainty between "private" vendors who are trying to help others out by offering stuff (that AO don't sell) at reasonable prices; and Traders who are just using the site to point us in the direction of their business (occassionally in conflict with the AO shop).

Hopefully we get the balance right, usually Traders are spotted straight away and asked to behave or seek Ian's permission. However, we don't want to turn people away who are Traders but may be able to help members with their knowledge (especially mechanics etc)....if they get a bit of trade as another benefit of being on the site then so be it...although I stand to be corrected by Ian or Hans

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Re: Advertising on your site.

Weird... I agree with both posts...
If Ian doesn't act on them, no one else should either...
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Re: Advertising on your site.

But that is why Ian has his moderators to be his extra pair of eyes.
He can't catch everything.
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