New Scottish Whisky Website


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Nice site, but with the worthless US$....
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Reply to
Wayne Crannell

"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?
Reply to
Dave Hinz

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Or, anyone who is interested could go to the site and judge for themselves; then, the OP's relationship to the site is irrelevant.
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Wayne Crannell

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.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

Yeh, ok, i admit it. I built the site. But hence me to try and introduce you whisky lovers to it. All i want is for my lovely clients to do well and for the site to become known.
Thanks
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Reply to
boobieking

Uzytkownik napisal:
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 spelt LochnagAr...
Cheers, Rajmund
Reply to
Rajmund

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.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

yes, maybe i shoould have been more honest. didn't think it really mattered. All that mattered was to let whisky lovers know it's there. No need to be rude and anal.
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Reply to
boobieking

All i did was let a whisky group know the site was there for you to take a look and see if you fancy anything. Being rude about my wording says alot about your character.
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Reply to
boobieking

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.
-- Larry
Reply to
pltrgyst

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.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

(see previous re: top-posting) To be clear, I am not being critical of your _wording_, I am being critical of your dishonest tactic. The wording doesn't enter into it.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

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.
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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)
Reply to
Douglas W Hoyt

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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.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

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.
sinc', christian
Reply to
Christian Wöl

It does need work, i just don't understand why everyone got so hot under the collar. It's actually a very nice site and i'm sure you'd enjoy it.
And spammer? a bit harsh.
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boobieking

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