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Posted in response to Re: Commercial Message Posted on Rock Net from Bob Keller on November 10, 2011 at 04:08:27:

Re: Re: Commercial Message Posted on Rock Net

Hi Bob,

I'm writing to address your comment: "without that dealer's post, there would have been no show announcement on Rock Net".

While technically true, your Classifieds section does contain a dedicated Show Announcements area - http://rockhounds.com/rockshop/classifieds/classifieds.shtml#announ - where information about shows can be posted.

Also, your website's Table of Contents does directly link to the Rock&Gem Magazine Show Calendar - http://www.rockngem.com/showdates/ - where the Fairfax, Virginia show has been listed for quite some time prior to Jon Ertman's re-posting of that show's information here.

So really, Jon Ertman's main post on Rock Net about the Fairfax, Virginia show could be considered both improperly placed (because you have a specifically dedicated area for such posts) and redundant (since that information was already easily accessible via your website).

And while we all greatly appreciate that you want to help promote shows which are hosted by non-profit clubs and societies, your website already has places and ways to do that without also needing such posts to appear on Rock Net specifically. Thus still keeping Rock Net a mostly promotion-free place for rock discussions while also achieving your promotional goals via your website.

Now all of that said, if someone on Rock Net makes a post specifically 'asking' for information about a particular show, re-posting such information for the benefit of answering that particular person's question could still be considered to be appropriate for the purposes of being helpful.

-AJ

From AJ - November 14, 2011 at 03:02:43

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