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 Posted: Mon Jun 12th, 2017 02:38 am
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jtrain



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Okay, but then what happens to regular members who have a commercial interest as well as a personal interest in the hobby?  Two examples I can think of are Joey Ricard and Mike Fifer.  Both are regular contributors, both produce excellent work, not to mention great videos.  But both also have small businesses and subtle advertising is crucial to their success.  Mike always mentions his hobby shop at the start of his videos and Joey often demonstrates his own products in his videos.  I'm also willing to bet that more than a few members here buy from their stores as well.

That being said, neither outright sells products on this site, they just advertise in the form of links to their websites.

I suppose then the question should be, will selling AND advertising of any kind be banned, or is advertisement okay so long as selling is done off the form?

Or...

Should the rule simply be that all posts lacking informative content are banned from the site?  That would free moderators to rid us of scams, blatant sales, fake accounts and other undesirables without needing to carve out a loophole for legit members with small businesses.

--James



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