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Oops!


Edited by telemarksc - 12/2/11 at 8:17pm
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HMM, do I smell a pumping thread for someone's business who hasn't the decency to at least be a supporting member?   I hope that's not the case 'cause, that's pathetic......

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Excuse me? What business? This is a friend often who runs a website supporting outdoor playgroups for children and her husband happens to be involved in film so they made this great little short video about dressing for winter and they do not profit from it financially. They are simply passionate about getting children outside and she is from Norway so she knows a bit a obout dressing for the cold. My computer is broken so I posted this from my phone, it was meant to be a response to the poster ffor atlanta looking for vacation info and tips, but I accidentally pushed the "start new thread" button instead of the "reply to thread" and I stated so in the other thread. I happen to be new here and was just trying to be helpful, but if people around here are going to make nasty snap judgements then I don't know if I'll be sticking around here. I'm just coming here for advice about skiing with my kids. Off to pick up my computer so I don't make this kind of a mistake again. Wow.

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Take a deep breath and look at what happened with your OP.  It looks very strange here and I can see why someone jumped to an erroneous conclusion about its purpose.

 

For future reference, if you make a mistake you can edit it by going to the bottom left of your post and clicking on the pencil icon.  Make your edit and then hit "submit."   In this case you might just edit it by deleting the entire post and changing the title (another box for that one) to something like "Oops!"  A thread like that might go viral on this board.

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Yes, I can see how it looks strange since it was meant to be a response and not a new thread.  I realized it shortly after I posted it, but, not being comfortable on my new phone to navigate a board I'm not familiar with, I figured it could wait until I got my computer back and I explained to the poster I meant to respond to. 

 

What I'm failing to understand is what is inappropriate about the link I put up? It's not for a business. I could have written a list of clothes they'd need for skiing but instead opted for more fun to watch video-what is wrong with this? Why would it go "viral?" I don't understand this statement and would like some feedback so I know what is acceptable to post in the future. Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

HMM, do I smell a pumping thread for someone's business who hasn't the decency to at least be a supporting member?   I hope that's not the case 'cause, that's pathetic......



 

Did you even look at the video before typing this response?

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

HMM, do I smell a pumping thread for someone's business who hasn't the decency to at least be a supporting member?   I hope that's not the case 'cause, that's pathetic......



 

 

Did you even look at the video before typing this response, or check my (albeit small) post history? 

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here's why I posted that I hoped this wasn't a pump.

 

  • you are new
  • you post a link attempting to drive traffic to friends website regarding kids winter clothing
  • you then reference the need to buy goggles, helmet, boots, etc.

 

 

In the future, you should have explained that this is an informational site only and not selling anything. However, you are still promoting your friends site; does he/she make money off this site?

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Thank you for the explanation. I was not trying to promote a site, I was trying to be helpful. As somebody from the north who has lived in the south, I thought they might need it since they had no experience skiing. 

 

No, she does not make money off of the site, it's merely a tool to promote outdoor play, it's likely she loses money on it. I would love for people to visit the site based oon the fact that I think it has a great mission, but this was not my intention and it certainly wasn't for financial gain.  

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Cool, that's a story you should tell.  its a good cause.

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here's why I posted that I hoped this wasn't a pump.

 

  • you are new
  • you post a link attempting to drive traffic to friends website regarding kids winter clothing
  • you then reference the need to buy goggles, helmet, boots, etc.

 

 

In the future, you should have explained that this is an informational site only and not selling anything. However, you are still promoting your friends site; does he/she make money off this site?

It seems silly to me to have to write out a disclaimer like that. I think I'm done here.
 

 

 

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Guys, if you have a suspicion something is spam, please report it using the post flag feature.  This is really not productive accusing members that come here for information, and sharing information they think has some value (and I agree), of being spammers.

 

We have very good ways of making that decision, and the vigilante stuff is just ugly most of the time. Please don't do it...you are not the forum cops.  This has become a frequent enough problem, that I have just modified the site Posting Guidelines:

 

7. Old Members: No "search newb" comments.  If you don't want to answer, walk away (or don't click).  Not everyone is a gnarly old timer with 200 mm boards on their feet to prove they're cool.  Throw the newb a bone and point them to a wiki or thread with the answer.  We are a growing community, and we treat new people with the same respect they give us.  If you suspect a post is spam, report it.  Do not post accusations that a new member is a "spammer".

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I didnt accuse them at all, I questioned it.  And as a member I get tired of people posting things just trying to sell or promote. If this person was truly interested in the community, they wouldn't be 'quitting over this.  Kind of proves my hunch.

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Thank you, Cirquerider.  

 

 

 

 


Edited by telemarksc - 12/2/11 at 1:46pm
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I didnt accuse them at all, I questioned it.  And as a member I get tired of people posting things just trying to sell or promote. If this person was truly interested in the community, they wouldn't be 'quitting over this.  Kind of proves my hunch.



That's pretty strong language to use for just questioning and as the moderator said, use the flag feature if you have a concern.  I used it on your post and why would I have done that if I thought I was in the wrong?  FYI I am not done with this forum, I am done with this thread.  I came here for information and help and I'm hoping other posters will be helpful and courteous to me in the future.

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I didnt accuse them at all, I questioned it.  And as a member I get tired of people posting things just trying to sell or promote. If this person was truly interested in the community, they wouldn't be 'quitting over this.  Kind of proves my hunch.



You used some pretty strong words there in your first post.  As the moderator said, use the flag feature.  I flagged your post.  Again, it wasn't my intention, but even if I did want to promote a site that merely supports getting children outside in all weather- would that not be appropriate in a forum on family skiing?  I don't understand what you think I'm getting out of this.   I am not quitting this forum, I simply meant I am done with this thread.  The information I posted was just that- INFORMATIONAL.

 

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Why would it go "viral?" I don't understand this statement and would like some feedback so I know what is acceptable to post in the future. 


The thread was a mistake.  I was recommending that you delete the OP and change the title to "Oops!!" since you can't delete the thread if you make a mistake.  A thread with "Oops!!" as the title with no OP would be a target for wisecracks and jokes.  Threads like that have had thousands of nonsense entries.  That's what I meant by "viral."  It has nothing to do with acceptability.

 

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Okay, thanks, I guess that make sense!  I almost feel like deleting my post at this point would give the other poster some fuel for his "hunch" but I guess that would be a good way to go.  The only place to go for this thread is up!

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The thread was a mistake.  I was recommending that you delete the OP and change the title to "Oops!!" since you can't delete the thread if you make a mistake.  A thread with "Oops!!" as the title with no OP would be a target for wisecracks and jokes.  Threads like that have had thousands of nonsense entries.  That's what I meant by "viral."  It has nothing to do with acceptability.

 



Done and done.

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