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Extend 'bumping rule' for 'reply to get a review' aka bump my thread

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by mindmaster, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are a few threads that abuse the so called 'review giveaway', just to keep getting their thread upfront.
    Some have an ongoing 'giveaway' so every day people bump the thread.

    Reply with 'give me shitty review that cost me nothing or almost nothing'.
    You bump the thread and you get 2 shitty links (insert here any shit not worthed even $1).
     
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    I dont see anything wrong in that method. If they give non worth link, eventually they would loose the business. i got some review copy and find that quality is good .
     
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    Ok.

    How about this set-up?
    "Reply to my thread for a review. Every x days, I will pick a winner for the review."
     
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    thats wrong, that type of give away should not be allow in BST section. Else only shitty service will stay on home section of BST because shit links dosent cost anything to seller and quality service provider thread will drown on 2nd page.
     
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    That is a contest and contests are not permitted.
     
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    this one is purely manipulation and already not allowed as per mod said.
     
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    If you see that happening, please report it because it's against the marketplace rules:


    Review copies and trials should not be given out in a draw or at random, we require sellers to specify how many review copies are available and any criteria for which members are eligible. Then the review copies should be given out - in order - to the members who are eligible and request it.

    There shouldn't be any ongoing "weekly draws if you put your name here" as it does not fit the above process.

    ETA: @BassTrackerBoats - you beat me to it! And in less than half the words. :D

    [​IMG]

    Pls stop being so fast and efficient sir, it's making the rest of us look bad ;)
     
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    Oh, also - if people are leaving comments on a service after their free review, the rules also state they need to make it very clear that it was a compensated review copy in the post.

    So, again, if you see people posting reviews after getting review copies like this but not mentioning it, please report it.
     
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  9. mindmaster

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    One with a contest stated in OP just got approved today.
    I reported.

    On the other thing, having an ongoing giveaway/review copy to keep the thread bumped, is it ok?
     
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  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    Thanks for reporting that and the staff has cleaned that up but yes, offering free review copies and giveaways is fine.

    I don't think it is the best business practice as it diminishes the quality of the sales offering but what could I possibly know after being in business on one level or another for 42 years.
     
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