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Re: Unattractive Marketing!

Post by debbieturner on Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:50 pm

Shelly, right on. Just today I posted an article here and not too long afterwards a comment was posted. My article is on one subject and after he says I must be doing well he goes on to say "hey here's an idea, why don't you do cash gifting and left a website. He's not even reading or pondering or really thinking about something to contribute. If we ban together here at BN, I think we can make this a unique, zero tolerance, well, almost zero tolerance place to hang out and have a real party, we can be ourselves, and real conversations.

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:26 pm

When I first Joinrf BN, I thought it wise to get to know what people are doing, si I filled out a few capture pages. The next thing I know I have opened my e-mail account to every peice of spam possible. Literally 1-200 per day. Not that's ugly.

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Post by bsilva on Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:56 pm

I look at it from the standpoint of my readers. If a comment is "spammy" -- no value contributed to the discussion at hand, only the promotion, then the content on the other end is likely useless as well. So I delete.
If, on the other hand, the writer is simply disagreeing with me on a point, or doesn't like a product as well as I do, that is of potential value to my readers and I leave it so they can make up their own minds.

Controversy can be invigorating and educational - it can get people thinking. Spam either makes them mad or puts them to sleep. Not the experience I'm trying to provide my "guests" - lol

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Post by TheRatRaceRebel on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:39 am

Brianwa wrote:People hate being approached by 'barracudas' and I refuse to be one of them.

BARRACUDAS! Oh I love the imagery that conjures up! And you are oh, so right! "Old School" network marketers are like Barracudas waiting to strike. Or perhaps more relevant to this discussion... more like a school of Piranha just looking for fresh meat in the water.

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Post by maria72 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:45 pm


I share the same sentiments as Mike "delete them". Shelly don't give the comment a second thought. Just press the "Delete Button", as Kevin mention. Continue giving value through your Content, Shelly.....

Donna Wells

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Post by ofnet776 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:09 pm

I guess that some people just can't get past the "always be closing" posture that is employed but not longer acceptable. If they could ever grasp that the hard sell just doesn't really work then they would have a business they could be on fire instead of what they have now.

It's a concept that I had to learn to drop when I started network marketing and when I did drop the "selling' routine it has changed my business completely.

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Post by Firemybosses on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:34 pm

Awesome post Shelly. I have to agree and delete. Not worth the time or getting your blood pressure up over it.

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Post by shecky on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:32 pm

I guess I must be nicer. I don't delete them. I reply with a link to my magnetic sponsoring affiliate link. That'll teach em!


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Post by phildawson on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:25 pm

I treat every comment individually. I believe that I am "open minded" and if the comment is negative against my content then I may leave the comment and even respond.

There are going to be people that disagree with your content and so be it.

However, if the comment is just spam or even rude then, I hit DELETE.

Re: Unattractive Marketing!

Post by mentor on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:09 pm

Great topic!

I enjoy an interesting, lively discussion, especially on this particular subject. I appreciate everyone's input.

Let's face it . Spam doesn't sell anymore. I'll tell you what, though ... if I had a nickel for every spammy, scammy, piece of junk mail I receive every day, I could be driving a Rolls Royce!

I would concur with many of you and advise others to keep their finger pulsed on their D-E-L-E-T-E button.

Bob has made a very valid point. Kudos to you, Bob! By the way, I think we should come up with an alternate word for "friend" to use in reference to social networking sites. To me, "friend" has a very different connotation and meaning than the way it's thrown around online.

For example, I currently have 694 "friends" on DirectMatches who continuously attempt to slam 'n' jam me with obnoxious, unwelcomed advertisements and offers.

Is that really what FRIENDS are for??!

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