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Spam: should we start our own?


Adamixoye

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Over in the guitar forum, Myles, the moderator, suggested they have a dedicated spam post, much like his dedicated "Ask Myles" post, if you've ever seen that.

 

It was (and is still being) discussed here...

Discussion of Spam

 

And Myles officially started it here...

The Spam Post

 

I was in favor of this idea...and would also be in favor of a dedicated bass version here. Any opinions, particularly from the moderators (since, depending on how it was being run, it would be some additional work for the moderators)?

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Well, like I said, I'm talking about doing a Spam thread almost exactly like the one Myles started. So it would be a single, easily-to-skip thread.

 

I'm not planning on starting it myself, I'm just looking to see if there is interest and then let the moderators decide.

 

In the meantime, you should check out the other thread (link in my first post), because Myles said it was cool to post bass stuff, too, so I did and imagine there may be another thing or two there in the future.

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I have a better idea, let's list all the sites where you can place ads:

 

www.bassgear.com

www.talkbass.com

Dude Pit http://pub41.ezboard.com/bthedudepit

Fender forum http://www.fenderforum.com/classified.html

Harmony Central http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/

...

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"Spam, spam, spam, spam-spam, spam, spam, spam Wonderful SPAAAaam, Wonderful spam!" "SHUT UP!!! -Bloody Vikings!" :thu:

"Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of Congress

... But I repeat myself."

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Originally posted by Bob Gollihur (bob@gollihur.com):

I have a better idea, let's list all the sites where you can place ads:

 

www.bassgear.com

www.talkbass.com

Dude Pit http://pub41.ezboard.com/bthedudepit

Fender forum http://www.fenderforum.com/classified.html

Harmony Central http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/

...

Well, look who knows so much! (Just kidding. Well, except for you probably do know a lot. You know what I'm saying. I'm leaving now.)

 

Just out of curiosity (since I can certainly check them out myself if I set aside some time), are all of the above establishments free to post at, or if not, which ones are?

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Originally posted by Adamixoye:

Originally posted by Bob Gollihur (bob@gollihur.com):

I have a better idea, let's list all the sites where you can place ads:

 

www.bassgear.com

www.talkbass.com

Dude Pit http://pub41.ezboard.com/bthedudepit

Fender forum http://www.fenderforum.com/classified.html

Harmony Central http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/

...

Well, look who knows so much! (Just kidding. Well, except for you probably do know a lot. You know what I'm saying. I'm leaving now.)

 

Just out of curiosity (since I can certainly check them out myself if I set aside some time), are all of the above establishments free to post at, or if not, which ones are?

Yup, all are free, some you have to register to post.

 

My point, probably obvious, is that there are a lot of places to post gear sale/wanted ads or leads. I think it unwise to clog up this board with them.

1000 Upright Bass Links, Luthier Directory, Teacher Directory - http://www.gollihurmusic.com/links.cfm

 

[highlight] - Life is too short for bad tone - [/highlight]

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Despit advice that it would not be containable, Myles let them talk him into this on the Guitar forum ...& less then 4 hours after he started the thread there are other separate sales threads! :mad:

Please don't turn this into another flea market!

There are plenty of those out there already!

 

If there's desire for a sales/trade site, PLEASE set it up as a separate forum that combines all the gear from all the forums: Keys, Basses, amps, studio gear, etc.

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d, there was only one separate thread that popped up in the guitar forum, and you'll notice it was the guy's first post. I've seen that stuff happen before, anyway, so it's not the best conclusion to say the new thread caused it.

 

Remember, without gear, none of us would have anything to talk about. And talking about gear or looking through gear ads is fun for some of us. This was one of Myles' points that I agree with.

 

I still don't think it's a bad idea, but clearly there is not enough support to pull it off here, either from forum members or administrators. That was apparent several posts ago, particularly with Bob's comments, so I think we can let this suggestion die now, and thus silence the cries of those who are against it.

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When examining the FAQ area a while ago I noticed that there had once been a "classified ad" forum within this site (it's still listed as a link there in FAQ). That seems to me the best way to handle this.
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Originally posted by Bob Gollihur (bob@gollihur.com):

I have a better idea, let's list all the sites where you can place ads:

 

www.bassgear.com

www.talkbass.com

Dude Pit http://pub41.ezboard.com/bthedudepit

Fender forum http://www.fenderforum.com/classified.html

Harmony Central http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/

...

I'm with Bob on this. I appreciate the lack of spam on this board. Plenty of other spam opportunities out there.

 

"I don't eat no spam 'n eggs, 'cause they're high in cholesterol..." Hmmmm, perhaps that lyric is stronger re-written with spam instead of ham...

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I originally gonna post something about a spam-hoagie, but I thought it would be a bit off-colour and maybe in poor taste ;):D

"Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of Congress

... But I repeat myself."

-Mark Twain

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/63/condition_1.html (my old band)

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Looking at gear or other forms of porn ;) is OK but the hassle comes when (like any other sort of OT) the forums become a bulletin board for people trying to unload lots of stuff & that displaces more relevant discourse.

I agree with the idea that this would be best done with a separate location where all such "ads" (from all the forums) could be kept.

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