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Subject:No place for ads From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 23 Dec 1994 08:48:49 MST
> "John M. Gear" <catalyst -at- PACIFIER -dot- COM> wrote, in response to
> Kelly Graham's post about his/her father's book:
> Inappropriate? Why, *what* gave you that idea??????? Oh, contraire. I'm
> sure every one of the over 1000 members of this list really subscribed so
> that people with something to sell have another way to reach them. I know
> that after a long day screening out ads in the newspaper, professional
> journals, mail, telephone calls and people knocking on doors, I get a little
> lonesome if there's no advertising on the internet! I think of it as my
> privilege to pay for internet access so that people can try to sell things
> to me!
Ooooh. John really fired back. I saw the inapproriateness of the
book plug as well, and John's reply made me wonder about
I normally cite the book(s) I use as reference material when
responding to topics in this forum, especially if I quote
directly from the text. Once I even used training materials from
a course, so I cited the course provider in that case. Is this
being perceived by *anyone* as being a plug or sales pitch for
the items I cite? That is certainly NOT my intention. I believe
that I've been doing the proper (and legal) thing by citing
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