Camera Buy-Sell-Trade Board

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Ken, Jan 18, 2011.

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    Ken Guest

    Ken, Jan 18, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Ken, as informative as making us aware of a board where trading of
    cameras can take place might be, this post reeks of SPAM.

    One look shows this is an effort to increase traffic to both the board
    and your site in your sig. (Things aren't going too well, a total of
    37 topics, and total posts 52!)

    So let me modify what I wrote, not only does this post reek of SPAM, it
    tests positive as TOXIC POLLUTANT SPAM!
     
    Savageduck, Jan 18, 2011
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  3. Well, maybe.

    I smelled spam as well, but I went there nonetheless. Sure, very few
    posts, and the site doesn't pretend not to be a commercial site (a place
    to buy and sell stuff).

    But I have to say I was impressed with what I *think* are comments made
    there by the proprietor. Several replies to people trying to sell photo
    equipment were very honest and helpful about what to say (and what not
    to say) when writing an eBay description, f'rinstance. So maybe it
    should be given a chance ...


    --
    Comment on quaint Usenet customs, from Usenet:

    To me, the *plonk...* reminds me of the old man at the public hearing
    who stands to make his point, then removes his hearing aid as a sign
    that he is not going to hear any rebuttals.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Jan 18, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    So what if it is impressive? The manner he brought it to our attention
    is what counts.
    There is a big difference between dropping a conversational hint via a
    URL to a commercial site in a thread, and posting full information to
    what is a subset of your own business seeking hits.

    He would have been slightly more credible if he had used the other
    tactic of an anonymous "Hey! Guys look what I found! What do you think
    of this?" and not even add his very obvious sig and business URL.
    It is SPAM.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 18, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Ack, the link in the sig is porn, that's the catch...
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 18, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    I have to fall on my sword here.
    I replaced the "kr" in his sig URL with "xx" thinking that would
    obscure his site.
    His actual URL is < http://www.krphoto.com > It is a commercial site
    for his camera business.
    I did the same with the board site URL in my response, "by inserting
    "xx". I did not check to see if that would actually lead somewhere.

    I guess we are not all perfect.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 18, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    LOL!

    (understandable... I get it now)

    Hmm, looking more, I think both web sites are legitimate amateur hobby
    rec.35mm endeavors with some interesting archives with info he's
    collected and offered to enthusiasts for free about old cameras, he does
    also have a link to an amazon.com store selling modern camera gear yeah,
    well a guy's gotta make a living and it's not surprising a camera
    enthusiast would sell photo gear and put that link on his hobby page.
    I'll give a pass on the spam complaint since there are some good pages
    about photo gear history. It's not even clear that he is selling any of
    the old stuff, just collecting and learning. For example:
    http://www.krphoto.com/hittype.html
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 19, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2011-01-17 16:28:38 -0800, Ken <> said:
    :
    : > http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >
    : > Browse the board, ask questions, offer help.
    : > Listings are FREE! Share your camera experience
    : > and knowledge with others. Sell your equipment,
    : > Trade your stuff, Buy for your collection.
    : >
    : > Click to visit: http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >
    : > ---
    : > Ken Riley Photographics, Pittsburgh, PA. USA
    : > An Information Web Site About Collecting Vintage
    : > Cameras And Serving The Web Community Since 1997
    : > http://www.xxphoto.com
    :
    : Ken, as informative as making us aware of a board where trading of
    : cameras can take place might be, this post reeks of SPAM.
    :
    : One look shows this is an effort to increase traffic to both the board
    : and your site in your sig. (Things aren't going too well, a total of
    : 37 topics, and total posts 52!)
    :
    : So let me modify what I wrote, not only does this post reek of SPAM, it
    : tests positive as TOXIC POLLUTANT SPAM!

    Nonsense. Spam has to be either very far off-topic or highly repetitive. So
    far, this is neither.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 20, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2011-01-17 22:04:13 -0800, David Nebenzahl <> said:
    :
    : > On 1/17/2011 7:13 PM Savageduck spake thus:
    : >
    : >> On 2011-01-17 16:28:38 -0800, Ken <> said:
    : >>
    : >>> http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >>>
    : >>> Browse the board, ask questions, offer help.
    : >>> Listings are FREE! Share your camera experience
    : >>> and knowledge with others. Sell your equipment,
    : >>> Trade your stuff, Buy for your collection.
    : >>>
    : >>> Click to visit: http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >>>
    : >>> ---
    : >>> Ken Riley Photographics, Pittsburgh, PA. USA
    : >>> An Information Web Site About Collecting Vintage
    : >>> Cameras And Serving The Web Community Since 1997
    : >>> http://www.xxphoto.com
    : >>
    : >> Ken, as informative as making us aware of a board where trading of
    : >> cameras can take place might be, this post reeks of SPAM.
    : >>
    : >> One look shows this is an effort to increase traffic to both the board
    : >> and your site in your sig. (Things aren't going too well, a total of
    : >> 37 topics, and total posts 52!)
    : >>
    : >> So let me modify what I wrote, not only does this post reek of SPAM, it
    : >> tests positive as TOXIC POLLUTANT SPAM!
    : >
    : > Well, maybe.
    : >
    : > I smelled spam as well, but I went there nonetheless. Sure, very few
    : > posts, and the site doesn't pretend not to be a commercial site (a
    : > place to buy and sell stuff).
    : >
    : > But I have to say I was impressed with what I *think* are comments made
    : > there by the proprietor. Several replies to people trying to sell photo
    : > equipment were very honest and helpful about what to say (and what not
    : > to say) when writing an eBay description, f'rinstance. So maybe it
    : > should be given a chance ...
    :
    : So what if it is impressive? The manner he brought it to our attention
    : is what counts.
    : There is a big difference between dropping a conversational hint via a
    : URL to a commercial site in a thread, and posting full information to
    : what is a subset of your own business seeking hits.
    :
    : He would have been slightly more credible if he had used the other
    : tactic of an anonymous "Hey! Guys look what I found! What do you think
    : of this?" and not even add his very obvious sig and business URL.
    : It is SPAM.

    I disagree entirely. If he had done what you say, it would have been
    disingenuous and therefore *more* properly regarded as spam. A single
    reference to a commercial site actually operated by the poster should offend
    no one.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 20, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2011-01-18 09:44:07 -0800, Paul Furman <> said:
    :
    : > Savageduck wrote:
    : >> On 2011-01-17 22:04:13 -0800, David Nebenzahl <>
    : >> said:
    : >>
    : >>> On 1/17/2011 7:13 PM Savageduck spake thus:
    : >>>
    : >>>> On 2011-01-17 16:28:38 -0800, Ken <> said:
    : >>>>
    : >>>>> http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> Browse the board, ask questions, offer help.
    : >>>>> Listings are FREE! Share your camera experience
    : >>>>> and knowledge with others. Sell your equipment,
    : >>>>> Trade your stuff, Buy for your collection.
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> Click to visit: http://antiquecameraxxs.proboards.com/
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> ---
    : >>>>> Ken Riley Photographics, Pittsburgh, PA. USA
    : >>>>> An Information Web Site About Collecting Vintage
    : >>>>> Cameras And Serving The Web Community Since 1997
    : >>>>> http://www.<deleted>.com
    : >>>>
    : >> It is SPAM.
    : >
    : > Ack, the link in the sig is porn, that's the catch...
    :
    : I have to fall on my sword here.
    : I replaced the "kr" in his sig URL with "xx" thinking that would
    : obscure his site.
    : His actual URL is < http://www.krphoto.com > It is a commercial site
    : for his camera business.
    : I did the same with the board site URL in my response, "by inserting
    : "xx". I did not check to see if that would actually lead somewhere.
    :
    : I guess we are not all perfect.

    As one of my high school teachers (I forget which one) used to say, "An honest
    confession is good for the soul." :^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 20, 2011
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