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Topic: 08/11/06 - Please Don't Use Craftster to Advertise Things You Sell  (Read 26445 times)
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« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2006 03:59:44 PM »

Likespointystick - very well put, I can't imagine there will be any eggs thrown your way.
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« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2006 07:41:20 PM »

But we aren't censoring just to be jerks. We're following the rules and guidelines for the forum.  Its not like we delete anything that anyone posts that has red in it b/c we hate red.  That would be more censorship than what we're doing.
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« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2006 12:41:34 AM »

Great job with making those rules even clearer !

It's true it's always tempting to try and get traffic from Crafster (didn't say I do it, just that I understand !), and yet so annoying when other people do it... !   Grin

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« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2006 01:22:34 AM »

(Tiptoeing in to add my two cents . . .)

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[steps off soapbox and prepares to duck thrown eggs for advocacy of censorship]

(Some more cents thrown in the pile in the middle)

I don't really think it's cencorship. Censorship is where an authority, eg. a Government, tries to prevent all discussion/writing on a particular topic or from a particular point of view. In this case people are allowed to put a link to their etsy in their sig. and people can pay to advertise on the site. It's just that advertising falls outside the purpose of this site, in the same way that discussions along the lines of "I love my pet duck, who else loves ducks" are outside the 'crafting/DIY' nature of the site. It's a crafting site not a shopping site.

I can understand the person's initial upset, at having her post edited, which is what it really is, as it was a boarderline case, but I think the mods have a good point in saying that ambiguous cases are removed for the sake of clarity. I think that's a reasonable answer. It's not a blog, these are forums and there is a community. With rights come responsabilities. For a community to work, you have to have codes of conduct and at times people (ie. mods) will have to make judgement calls. And when people make judgement calls, there will be disagreement as some will want to apply the rule loosely, and others more strictly.

I tend to remember that the people making these decisions try to be fair. They are doing an unpaid and largely thankless task. They keep the forums nice and tidy, so we can discuss nuances of crafting 'till the nth degree all day if we want to.

Crafster is one of the best forums around (if not the best). People are sincere and friendly and suportive and enthusiastic. They'll say, "Yay you knit a square", to ,"Yay you knit a sculpture". There's none of that smarmy, "I'm too cool for my own good" attitude that i've encountered on other forums, and that is an achievement indeed.

It's fair enough to express your disagreement with a decision, but accusing people of censorship? They could all quit and there'd be no more crafster, and then where would we be.

(from someone who's done plenty of unpaid work in various communitities).
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« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2006 05:51:03 AM »

Hear, hear, kimski.
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« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2006 12:32:03 PM »

Goodness...I feel so terrible for all the times in my Craftster career that I did the subtle advertising thing! I don't know why it didn't occur to me that it was a violation. Oh well, I know not to do it again...and I have posted at least as many free patterns as etsy items, often patterns FOR my etsy items, so hopefully my karma has balanced out...
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« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2006 02:08:44 PM »

what the heck's an etsy?
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« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2006 05:52:54 PM »

what the heck's an etsy?

Etsy is a website to buy & sell things handmade.  http://www.etsy.com/
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« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2007 01:47:49 AM »

what the heck's an etsy?

Etsy is a website to buy & sell things handmade.  http://www.etsy.com/
I was just gonna suggest Etsy!!
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« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2008 02:12:30 PM »

Thanks for the clarification.  I don't wish to advertise our sales on Craftster.  I just want to show off!,  and to share my experiences, knowledge and skills.  We may sell some of the things that I make because of ideas I get via Craftster, and I want to show my gratitude by sharing.  So thanks.  I will not say exactly where we are or where we hold our stall.  Only local people may work out who I am and what I do.
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