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Is it alright to post in a competitor's thread wishing them good luck?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by reuse, Oct 31, 2019.

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  1. reuse

    reuse Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If I start a content writing service and post in other threads offering the same service offering them all good luck, will it be considered as threadjacking? I am assuming it will not be and I can do so, but just want to make sure.
    (Edit: I am hoping to start a content writing service - if everything lines up as expected)

    As an example:

    Note: Nothing against you, @ContentExpert - I had to quote something to make my point. In fact, I like your word a day thread and have posted there:

     
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    This can be objectionable depending on a number of factors. But members can be smart and post threads like "Send samples".
     
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    Zwielicht Administrator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If they're posting those comments on a large scale and they're fairly short, it's considered post count inflation, even if the member already has thousands of posts on the forum (this used to be more common back when we had stars).

    Commenting in a competitors thread can be either seen as good sportsmanship or it could be in poor tastes. It's usually the latter, although @ContentExpert, in the third quote you listed, seems to be openly supportive whereas the ill-intentioned sellers are usually more quiet about this.

    As a side note, back when regular members could toggle their signature on/off in specific threads, it used to be considered shoddy by the other members to comment in a competitor's sales thread with your signature advertising your own services. However, as members cannot toggle their signature these days, it's no longer a big deal.

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