Self promotion

che 17 January 2008 57

Yesterday Riot had a story go up where the poster asked a seemingly reasonable and innocuous question about a particular service and if anyone had any good experiences with a particular service provider. Not long after that the same logon posted a glowing review for the self same service provider.

Been alert types a good half dozen of the rest of you jumped on that user for the blatant and under handed attempt at self promotion and for frankly being an idiot for trying it.

Now we (the admins) got an email from the owner of that logon claiming that they didn’t write the post nor the comment, which if true could only really have occurred if that individual wasn’t secure with their logon details or had left themselves logged on to a computer that other people had access to. Unable to prove otherwise we dropped the post at their request.

But the question arises, besides this attempt being inept at best, is self promotion just outright evil and underhanded? and should Riot’s policy of post ownership being that of the author and therefore able to be removed on request of the author be reviewed so posts like the one in question could stay up so we could lay the boot in some more?

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57 Responses to Self promotion
Thumper Thumper 9:15 am 18 Jan 08

typo on Thumper…

Thumper Thumper 9:15 am 18 Jan 08

Parety on Garth…

Party on Wayne…

Sammy Sammy 5:28 pm 17 Jan 08

No, I don’t mind, I think it’s a Supre™ idea.

howdy howdy 5:20 pm 17 Jan 08

Ah Sammy, You’re a classic. And when I find something classic I like to insure it with Shannons.

You don’t mind do you?

Typsy McStaggers Typsy McStaggers 5:01 pm 17 Jan 08

FIGJAM = self promotion

Sammy Sammy 4:51 pm 17 Jan 08

Good thing we don’t have a Subway™ here in Canberra, or the RA regulars might take me into one and bash me.

Sammy Sammy 4:50 pm 17 Jan 08

I doubt even Socrates™ was this clever.

Sammy Sammy 4:49 pm 17 Jan 08

But remember, it’s a Secret Shhh™

Sammy Sammy 4:49 pm 17 Jan 08

I’m Prouds™ of myself

Sammy Sammy 4:48 pm 17 Jan 08

You people have all gone Crazy Johns™. I think this entire thread should Cake-It-Away™. If I had more Freedom™ i’d leave, but the door is closed. Perhaps Ali-Baba™ will come and open it?

Damn, now I can’t find my double-u key. Oh there’s the Big W™ key, up there between the Cue™ and the E. This sort of thing would never have happened when I lived in Colorado™.

Perhaps everyone will Cotton-On™ to what i’m doing, and think i’ve gone Overboard™?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:11 pm 17 Jan 08

This thread is really getting me down: time for a cup of Lipton’s tea – Australia’s favourite brew.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:04 pm 17 Jan 08

Actually, I thought it was their New Zealand off shoot.

howdy howdy 3:38 pm 17 Jan 08

Bunnungs warehouse has a certain Aussie ring to it tho : )

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:28 pm 17 Jan 08

Although, both companies can spell better than me!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:27 pm 17 Jan 08

Nah, stuff that, Magnet Mart craps all over Bunnings I reckon. Plus their sausage sangas are usually cheaper than the rip-off merchants at Bunnungs/


howdy howdy 3:04 pm 17 Jan 08

Better get some nasal spray for that. Capital Chemist in Manuka I find are the cheapest.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:59 pm 17 Jan 08

Or nauseus howdyism…

S4anta S4anta 2:55 pm 17 Jan 08

perhaps the readers from RiotACT are suffering from ad nausem…

howdy howdy 2:43 pm 17 Jan 08

Howdy – I second that, in fact I bought some wire cutters yesterday and they’re much better than Magnet Mart’s ones.

Comment by Howdyho – 18th January, 2008

TAD TAD 2:41 pm 17 Jan 08

I think I’d better go and have a refreshing coke.

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