Re: Advertising--Hidden ads?

Subject: Re: Advertising--Hidden ads?
From: Heilan Yvette Grimes <HEP2 -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 07:13:28 -0500

On February 21 John Gear sent a long posting railing against the evils of
advertising and people posting ads to the group. Within his posting he
recommended a book complete with the name of the book, author, publisher,
ISBN number, etc. Didn't that constitute an advertisement posted within his
posting against ads?

I personally have no objection, and even welcome, ads posted if they are
within the topic of the discussion group. These discussion groups are for the
dissemination of information. When someone recommends Framemaker, Word, or
even Quark (which is better than all the others combined) they are giving
testimonials for that product, or word-of-mouth advertising. Maybe we should
ban people from mentioning names of products?

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