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Clueless Marketing? LOL

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by scb335, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    I've mentioned here in the past that I'm a partner in an article directory site, and this morning while I was spending a little time reviewing submissions I came across a situation that I thought was worth sharing for a laugh.

    I have to preface this by saying that this particular directory is very liberal as far as links and marketing in articles go. In reviews we're just making sure that articles are readable by humans and aren't stuffed with more than 5 links.

    The only other thing we check is that the article is submitted into the right category. It's amazing how many people submit articles about baby strollers into the "Business->Home Business" category... so when something is in the wrong category we move it to the correct place, no big deal.

    So this morning I'm reviewing a decent submission on ForEx Trading, everything looks good except it was submitted into the "Computeres->Technology->Internet" category, and we have a specific category for Foreign Exchange under the Finance grouping, so I moved it to the proper place.

    20 minutes later we get this email to the "editor" address of our directory from the ForEx article author complaining that we moved his article into Foreign Exchange and he's pissed because it "has nothing to do with students from 3rd world cuntries" (that's a direct quote).

    I'm not joking, this clown is promoting ForEx products and obviously has no clue what ForEx is.

    My guess, he's not very profitable as an IM'er :rolleyes:
     
  2. darkmobius

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    lol i'm pretty curious to see his reply to you after telling this noob what forex is, definitely not related to students from 3rd world cuntries haha
     
  3. scb335

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    Actually, one of our partners is a very nice woman who used to work with challenged kids, so I passed it over to her to deal with. She'll be much nicer than I could have been.

    My first thought when I read the email was this was someone overseas and it was a translation/communications problem, but the user's IP puts them in the mid-west USA, which matches the information in their profile, so I think "this is just a kid" is spot-on.

    I've got no reason to be mean to him (though I have no problem laughing at him either), so that's why I passed it over instead of replying directly.

    My reply would have explained ForEx, then issued a verbal spanking for promoting a product in a market that you don't freaking understand, along with some advice on why he should move into the "IM Gurus" club since those who can't, teach...