[svlug] RE: advertising
ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Tue Aug 21 17:02:02 PDT 2001
>From: Marc MERLIN <marc_news at valinux.com>
>Either way, in case it wasn't clear, real testimonials are fine (usually we
>find fake ones easily), but giving your own product as a solution isn't
>(unless you're going to give a list of all available and similar products
>and let the potential buyers decide for themselves).
>On most lists I've seen, it's also ok to jump in and correct someone if
>he/she makes an incorrect statement about one of your products on the list
>(as long as it's a correction and not a full advertisement)
Well, we can turn this into an opportunity. He's new here. A little
guidance can probably go a long way.
His approach on the 16th was an advertisement and he probably didn't
realize how that grates on people who are already bombarded with blantant
advertisements. His approach on the 20th was to respond to your message
about VA, which was an improvement.
Since that means he's still on the list and he's reading it, let's encourage
some more of that improvement and see if SVLUG can cultivate more supporters
among hardware companies.
And in the meantime, if there are new rules for the list, please post them
on the SVLUG web site.
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