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Old 22 February 2015, 09:33   #11
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I appreciate that you don't see it from my point of view.

Nor you from my POV
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Old 22 February 2015, 09:52   #12
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The trouble is that there are many business owners out there with a wealth of knowledge that is useful to the community. If you pounce on someone that offers advice and inadvertently does promote their business then they will never contribute ever again. There is a way of dealing with these helpful types that keeps them onboard with the forum and this way isn't one.
I Agree in this instance Hightower it would have been better to see how the thread progressed as I wasn't looking to buy an engine merely curious & wouldn't trouble a trader with an enquiry via email but if said trader wants to spend time on an informal forum thread then in my eyes that's fine

I thought that's what forums were for ,exchanging information unfortunately the trader in this case chose not to pay trade membership

I do feel that broaching the subject should be done via pm rather than open forum

however I guess something has to pay for the upkeep of the site but the policing of trade membership seems a bit ott at times
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Ruddy Admin! This is why RIBnet is less appealing these days. It's not like he's advertising is it? We're asking the questions!
Not exactly. This one was straightforward unsolicited promotion:

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Hi Andy...we are thinking of making a modern version of the "Deep Sea" with our own BWM engines...
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I do feel that broaching the subject should be done via pm rather than open forum

however I guess something has to pay for the upkeep of the site but the policing of trade membership seems a bit ott at times
You don't see the other end of things when existing trade members feel that other people are being given a free ride though!

In this case no one has been banned, nothing has been deleted, and there haven't even been any stern words. It was a gentle nudge and should be taken in the spirit in which it was intended. Don't read anything more into it than that.
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You don't see the other end of things when existing trade members feel that other people are being given a free ride though!

In this case no one has been banned, nothing has been deleted, and there haven't even been any stern words. It was a gentle nudge and should be taken in the spirit in which it was intended. Don't read anything more into it than that.
I was trying to see it from both sides but there were obviously several people who were interested in the technical side of the engines
But maybe not in the market to buy & it's this kind of heard it here first news that make forums interesting
Well done for seeing the bigger picture
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