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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:36 am    Post subject: Use of spam email to promote forums  Reply with quote

Email spamming is an evil that we all hate.

It should therefore be obvious that forums should not be promoted in this fashion.

We have updated the T&C to make this clearer.

If we receive legitimate complaints about forums being promoted in this way, then we may well suspend or delete the forum concerned.

You may legitimately promote your forum via email, for example if you have members of an associated web site, you may refer to your forum in a newsletter.

However use of a mailing list of people who have not opted in to receiving emails from you is clear spam.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if I email users to keep them updated on promotions, and happenings on my forum?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emailing your own members when needed is not the same thing at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: How? Reply with quote

Ok,so,if I want to publish my forum to the internet on MY website,how do I do that? Just read my signiture and you'll get the idea. Winkhttp://gameforums.myfreeforums.org is my forum. In short,how do I respectively get my forum onto my website.Realy,the only reason I came here is because I want a forum in my site. Even if I can't move the forum,can you atleast tell me how to create one of my own.
Strangest of it all,the link above doesn't link to my forum,I don't know why,but now you have the ID so you can check it out.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forum.myfreeforum.org/ftopic4178.php&highlight=own+domain
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if I Indivdually email my OLD members from my previous board to tell them we have changed the link is that spamming
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sumatra wrote:
What if I Indivdually email my OLD members from my previous board to tell them we have changed the link is that spamming


Mass emailing your members to let them no you have changed links is not classed as spam in my eyes.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: emails Reply with quote

what about contacting members from other simillar forums to tell them about your forum , say 5-6 per week???

I know this goes on because of the emails i get , i think most peole start their forums this way, is that ok?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: emails Reply with quote

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what about contacting members from other simillar forums to tell them about your forum , say 5-6 per week???

I know this goes on because of the emails i get , i think most peole start their forums this way, is that ok?


Not if it is random and unsolicited.

Let's be sensible here, there is a degree of grey area, e.g. when I started my big forum I was actually squeaky clean, I announced I was starting it on a forum where I was well within my rights to announce it, and I let anyone interested contact me. But if I had contacted a few of the people I wanted directly I do not think that would have been spam.

It is when you contact people you have little or no relationship with via PMs/emails it starts to be blatant spam, and whether you are doing 6 a week or 100 a day it is still spam if the people getting it think it is spam.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that :-)

Iam sure most of us do something that might be considered spam , I over the weekend have about 20 Leeds webistes to contact to ask if they would like to exchange links , all the website Iam about to contact have link pages, so i hope what iam going to do is ok? Wink

I do want to add members to my list , but I dont want to break any rules that could see my forum deleted .

because this is such a grey are , what about introducing a warnng system , three warning and you are banned kind of thing?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is too grey an area for set rules in my view.

But in my experience:

There are those that get a bit over enthusiastic about "pimping" their forum, we have had a few downsizer members who have needed to be gently nudged to stop mentioning downsizer constantly on other forums!

Then there are those that are engaged in a systematic attempt to promote their forum without regard for any offense they may cause.

The latter group do tend to visibly stick out, and we may give NO warnings whatsoever.

But on one promote their forum within the realms of common decency is going to get into trouble.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Spamming rival forum members Reply with quote

Say a forum was copied and a member of the splinter forum registered with the original, did not post and then mass pmed every member promoting the benefits of the splinter site over the original?


Is that ethical? Can it be prevented in any way?
Is there a way of preventing further onslaughts to the recruitment policy?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Spamming rival forum members Reply with quote

Top Dog wrote:
Say a forum was copied and a member of the splinter forum registered with the original, did not post and then mass pmed every member promoting the benefits of the splinter site over the original?


Is that ethical? Can it be prevented in any way?
Is there a way of preventing further onslaughts to the recruitment policy?

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If i understand you right. Someone riped off your forum and went to yours and spammed pm your members to join the ripped off one? If so that is in Violation of Terms and Conditions. You have to provide proof though..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed if you can show proof then something can be done.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Pre-registering members considered SPAM please?

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