I asked for information

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Jim S, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Jim S Registered Senior Member

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    Yesterday I asked for information on something called ski****pag**. I only wanted to know about it, it was NOT some sort of advertisment or spam. I won't ask anything here again.
    I'm not anyone's "bro"
     
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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Why ask about the place when all you need do is google it yourself and find out what it is about.
     
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  5. Jim S Registered Senior Member

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    Do WHAT????? GOO*LE is a commercial site! You are advertising for them!! This must be spam! Close this thread down!!!
    I had said I had already done that and didn't learn anything, just like here. If all there is to discussion groups is "google it" there is no reason for them to exist.
    What is the meaning of life? "Well -- google and find out"
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Apparently you linked to an advertisement and that's what raised the moderator's hackles. We are a rowdy bunch who don't always agree about everything; I would have probably handled it differently. However, you need to understand that we have been barraged by spammers for the past few weeks and we all spend far too much of our time cleaning up after them, so anything that even looks like spam is likely to elicit a hostile overreaction. I apologize on behalf of the forum (knowing full well that half of my colleagues might disagree with me), but in any case it's always a bad idea to include a link to an advertisement in a post on this website.

    I can't get to that website through my corporate firewall and I won't have time to do it at home tonight. But it looks like a hybrid of Craigslist, Angie's List and Linked In.

    The Post-Industrial Revolution is rendering many of the resources of the Industrial Era obsolete--just as the Industrial Revolution did to blacksmiths and town criers. But the competition to see who/what will replace those resources is fierce, and unlike the more languid pace of industrialization, the winners and losers change every five years. As a musician I have made very successful use of Craigslist; as a homeowner I have used Angie's list but I wouldn't miss her if she folded; and as an IT professional with 45 years' experience I find Linked In to be a joke. But ten people will probably respond to this post with completely different experiences. One reference is never enough.

    The problem with the internet is precisely that there is no hierarchy of authority. No editors: anybody can say anything, and they do. People who write well attract large readerships to their blogs, regardless of whether they also understand the politics, science or culture they're writing about.

    If SkiPag (or whatever that name was without the asterisks) looks like it might have something to offer that you can make use of, why don't you contact some of the people who are already there and ask them how they're doing? That's what I did before I started looking for a band or advertising my own talent on Craigslist.

    You're not one of the people we'd like to see the last of. Don't worry about it.

    Well hey, we're all brothers.

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  8. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    It looked like you were advertising the site you were asking about.

    What, precisely, do you want to know about it?

    That would probably defeat the purpose of being here at all, but it's up to you, of course.

    Ah, an only child, eh?
     
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