Iceblink saidFrom the forum rules:
"6. Do not spam the boards with advertisements for other services, web sites, and so on."
Just in case anyone is unclear as to wether or not this is in fact advertising - the OP refers to it that way himself. This is the advertising e-mail he sent to me with my response. As I state I normally wouldn't post like this but I assume an AD is for general public consumption.
---- FROM ColorMeBlack Jul 03, 2011 at 9:15 PM
Hey man regarding about your post, I believe that it is the right venue for me. I'm not going to let any negative remarks from keeping me from spreading the word out. It's a good place for me to advertise
. Why? Because it not only for losing weight, we have a variety of products designed for athletes. Therefore I'll continue to advertise on this site
. Thank you.
Hey “man” what YOU fail to understand is that the forums in this community are an inappropriate place for you to ADVERTISE anything (your word). It is even a part of the TOS. If you were an entrepreneur worth more than the dust collecting on the crates of product taking up space in your garage you would have the ability to identify your market and find a way of approaching potential customers that not only have a need for your service but in a way that is not completely and utterly offensive to them. You may as well be selling hamburger to a vegan commune and trying to tell them how low-fat the meat is. It is stupid. Look AT EVERY SINGLE POST IN THE THREAD YOU STARTED. Not one person has responded positively. That includes men who have lost more than 100 lbs and completely changed their bodies.
If you wanted to start a discussion about supplements – including the ones you use AND ADVERTISE that would have been one thing. That is not what you did. If you want to ADVERTISE do like any other vendor and negotiate a fee structure with RJ Admin and keep your pitch out of the forums.
As far as any negativity you feel I am unfairly tossing at you – I think I have been rather diplomatic in merely hinting that you may not be the best example for the members of a site such as RJ. Again, other members – ones far more qualified than I - have been much more forthcoming and blunt in their assessment of your “qualifications.” Feel free to re-read their responses to you.
I personally don’t care if you believe in the products or not. All I am suggesting is that you take your pitch to an appropriate venue and not ADVERTISE in a place and manner that is not only offensive but incredibly stupid.
Although I would usually never post a PM in a forum – since you have stated that this in fact ADVERTISING, and I assume this e-mail is another portion of that ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN then I will also assume this is for general public consumption and post it the ADVERTISING THREAD you started. I hope that is OKAY with you. Wouldn’t want you to think of me as crass or inappropriate in any way.
BTW – great way to ingratiate yourself into a community. Welcome!!!
I assume someone else will be handling the PR for your entrepreneurial empire.