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Old Yesterday, 08:07 AM   #771
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This is already going on here. DIY audio is a commercial platform. It’s name is a bit misleading. It encourages and facilitates commerce by anyone: there are no formal quality controls or reviews or anything like that. So it’s about building things and buying kits and books with no particular regard to efficacy. It’s also about product support and marketing.

Within this free-for-all the membership does contain some very knowledgeable people who don’t seek remuneration and aren’t selling anything. Some formal praise for them would be nice. A difficulty is that there is no curation of this information so the site is an inefficient resource for design expertise. There is no quality control. Whatever Nelson Pass’ goals are for this site, education probably isn’t the highest on his list.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 AM   #772
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"Posting overtly commercial information or advertising in non-commercial forums"....is against the rules, however, it is very vague and open to interpretation. My interpretation is that this rule is broken all the time
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM   #773
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Yeah, but it's 10^6 time better in here than on faceplant or twatter...
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Old Yesterday, 10:21 AM   #774
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I'll have to take your word for it
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM   #775
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My interpretation is that this rule is broken all the time
My experience is that this gets reported daily. The membership has a 1000 eyes and are not shy to use them. And I doubt the membership knows even 1/10th of the spam that gets posted here. Most of it disappears before you even see it.
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 AM   #776
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That's good to know, thanks, I imagine you already have too much to do, so I'm not going to start reporting stuff too, I like to fight my own battles...
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My experience is that this gets reported daily. The membership has a 1000 eyes and are not shy to use them. And I doubt the membership knows even 1/10th of the spam that gets posted here. Most of it disappears before you even see it.
When I first started on here i noticed many links to items on ebay.
I assumed they were people selling their own stuff so i put one of my ebay items in a thread. It got immediately jumped on by moderators.

So it seems many hundreds of ebay items get through which is ok as long as its not the message writer selling them !
I was told that a link in my signature was fine but not allowed in threads messages.
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That will not be discussed here. (Rules). But you can always contact a moderator with questions or problems
FWIW links to eBay items are allowed in the Swap Meet area.
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Old Yesterday, 12:44 PM   #779
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This forum is a conversation, not a consultancy. There are experts here, but you have to decide who they are. This forum contains lots of useful information, but it is not a textbook or a library.

A few years ago we had a problem with newbies trying to write tutorial threads (and so showing how much they still had to learn about electronics) or trying to provoke others into answering their specific questions in a tutorial manner (and so showing how much they still had to learn about economics). For some reason we see less of this nowadays. We still sometimes get people trying to cheat on their homework assignments.
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