"found"? Pardon my jadedness, but so often, we see posts like this from
people who actually run the sites they're claiming to have "found".
Could you be so kind as to describe what, if any, relationship you have
with the site?
In article ,
Or, anyone who is interested could go to the site and judge for
themselves; then, the OP's relationship to the site is irrelevant.
Well, not really. If, let's say, some guy puts up a site, and pretends
he "found" it, that says enough to me about his character as I need to
know. If instead, someone puts up a site and says "Hey guys, I put up a
site", then they're presenting with honesty. The "Look what I found"
ploy is older than Usenet, shills have been around a very long time and
are, to me, an immediate reason to avoid that which is being shilled.
Not saying this is the case here, but when an obvious pseudonym uses a
tactic frequently used by the shadier elements, it sets up a few red
flags for me. Hence my question. Maybe he will return and respond.
Sorry to be picky, but being in the whisky business _and_ living on
Speyside, shouldn't you know that there is no such whisky as Royal
LochnagEr? When I last visited the distillery, all the lables in their shop
Using the oldest shilling tactic in the world, and assuming we wouldn't
recognize it, is rather insulting to our intelligence. I suggest you
find someone else to come up with your marketing strategies; your own
ideas in this regard, suck. The only thing you accomplished here is to
let us know that you're not completely honest with us. For me, that's
all I need to know.
Actually, it does not. According to most USEnet newsgroup charters, commercial
ads -- in which category your posting falls -- are only permitted rarely, if at
all, and with condition of full disclosure of the poster's relation to the
venture. Your action warrants the traditional USEnet verbal lambasting.
You intentionally posted what appeared to be a third-party opinion of your own
commercial site, which most people view as inappropriate, hostile behavior. So
it is highly unlikely that you will realize any business whatsoever from the [at
least relative] whisky experts in this newsgroup and their acquaintances.
A couple things.
1. When you top-post as you have done, it makes the flow of the
conversation awkward. Don't do that.
2. First impressions are lasting impressions. Insulting the person who
tells you this truth is an odd way to advertise your business.
3. Go away please and stay somewhere near there.
found verb founded, founding
To start or establish (an organization, institution, city, etc), often with
a provision for future funding.
Thesaurus: start, create, establish, originate, inaugurate, organize, set
up, initiate, settle.
2. To lay the foundation of (a building).
Etymology: 13c: from Latin fundare, from fundus bottom or foundation.
Technically, it seems, you told the truth (half a point) :>
And I have NEVER seen a poster admit misrepresentation before. (2 points)
But this is a small, cozy newsgroup, and to call esteemed and valued
individuals rude and anal, from the perspective of other newsgroup regulars,
will appear very bad form ... and bad business? :0) (Negative seven)
Ah, so it was a grammar error rather than someone insulting our
intelligence. I apologize to the spammer in question, I had no idea.
Once in a while they do. Usually followed by "just hit the delete key
if you don't like it", "It's not spam because (insert justification
here; often "it's on topic")", or similar.
I don't have a problem with being described as such by a spammer, but
yeah, his marketing strategy needs work.
Am Thu, 17 Aug 2006 12:22:57 -0700 schrieb boobieking:
In the world I live in honesty is regarded as essential for businessmen
(unless they're in marketing of Microsoft, of course). Which obviously
rules you out, then.