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Think pay per post as an example.
Think members whose posts seem to mostly defend, support, or promote some business, service, etc.
Is my memory wrong? I've just checked the TOS and Posting guidelines and can't find what I'm thinking of.
and I thought ..ah well ..some people must have time on their hands ..or be looking for brownie points .or be on retainer ..or just love the koolaid..
or just do PR for free ..:)
fora are like that ..the golden nuggets here are well worth wading through the rest of the ( sometimes deliberately obscured ) muddy and troubled waters..
I've been wondering for quite some time whether there may be "hidden" Community Managers at WW who could be on the payroll of company X (or act as freelance supplier to that company).
It is weird that some posters do indeed defend a certain company whenever critical posts come up, think 1000's of posts in a calendar year. With the likes of "official" company representatives (e.g. AWA, ASA) I do not have a problem as these can clearly be identified as official company representatives.
It's the "invisible" community managers that really bug me. It's highly annoying that they try to "hijack" or control any critical conversation on company X that comes up. Highly annoying.
<added> To answer the original question, are you thinking of TOS#13 and #20? </added>
[edited by: encyclo at 7:19 pm (utc) on May 26, 2009]