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Yvonne G

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I'm really tuned in to catching the spammers before they get their links put up in a thread. Most of the spammers that I catch are new folks only intending to get their advertising out there. But recently, two of our cherished members have posted threads that I'm thinking are verging on spam.

I'm thinking that if a member puts something in the "for sale" section, its not considered spam, right? So if I have turtle/tortoise related items to sell I need to post that thread in the "for sale" section. Or if I decide to take up selling Tupperware or Avon, I need to post that fact in the "for sale" section.

Am I correct in this assumption, folks? Its your forum. What do you think?
 

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If your question is should all selling of items only take place in the "for sale" section, then I agree. I'd actually prefer it not be allowed in signatures too as long as you are asking! :)
 

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I'm referring to the touting of one's web site or posting that one is selling a product and can be contacted at...in a regular thread, not in the for sale section.
 

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Hmmm If its what I think it is.. I dont mind seeing it in the signature.. but maybe it should be all items only posted in sale area just to be fair and to keep it from getting out of control.
Is there a Off Topic sale area? I havent noticed...
 

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I always thought of spam which the mods do a great job of stopping is, " Hi I just joined this site and I love torts BTW I am selling zanax, or shoes, or viagra, buy my stuff I probably won't post anything else here, just wanted to promote my website by pretending to like torts" Personally I don't consider it spam for say candy to promote avon or spike to promote his new website. I do think it would be nice to keep in the for sale section bcaus I know I check out the new posts daily so I would most likely see it and you could just repost in the for sale section again and agian. my 2 cents.
 

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Well Its been days since I got on here, and if this has to do with me and my one thread. Well I am sorry. I just asked if any one had thoughts on it, BEFORE i tried it.
Then i did try it and it worked so I commented on the same thread.
Sorry if i broke any rules
 
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