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I have seen multiple forum members spam the hell out of discussions and many groups, advertising CE classes that have NOTHING to do with the discussions/groups they post in. This is immensely annoying, but I have seen no action taken to stop it.
Are there any forum moderators who address these things? Is there a way to stop this behavior?
I don't mind if people want to advertise a class, but NOT EVERYWHERE AT ONCE. Pick a place/group and stick to it. Don't bombard people who aren't interested in lomi-lomi with posts about your awesome new lomi class. Instead of generating interest, you generate enmity. It's tactless and unprofessional, and doesn't bode well for the supposed quality of your course. Only desperate, needy people take such a thoughtless shotgun approach to marketing, especially on a free forum.
How do we stop the incessant forum spamming?
So was said, Call your colleague on it. I did, and was repremanded for calling the colleague on it. So that does not work either. My comment was deleted off and the CE provider was told they could Spam. So goes the double standard. The guidelines says no advertising. In my mind that means exactly what it says. NO ADVERTISING. It is not being inforced except for some folks. I can tell you in the beginning days it was highly enforced and the World Massage Festival and Mike Hinkle was removed for advertising on his own group. The only reason he was let back on was if he stopped advertising except on his own page. Now anything goes. Sad.