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RE: Too much of a commercial presence on APD?
> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 13:35:05 -0800
> From: Sherman Lovell <lovell at drizzle_com>
> It seems like we're seeing a lot more of a commercial presence on APD
> than we used to. I'm thinking in particular of two entities that used
> to be very small scale or non-commercial, but that have now come to be a
> fairly constant marketing presence. Is this bothering anyone else? Or
> are maybe these two people just viewed as list members who happen to be
> filling the somewhat specialized needs of the group? Personally, I draw
> the line where someone posts a message saying nothing more than, in
> effect, "I can sell you what you're looking for at http://..."
> - -- Sherman Lovell
Sherman brings up a great point here. Batten advertising is taboo and
should not happen on the list. I would rather tolerate (too strong a word)
good input from a few fellow aquascapers like TMG/C02-Dave G.(see
http://www.wcf.com/store/) & GoodPlantsAtAGoodPrice-Robert P.H. (see
http://www.aquabotanic.com/) who have turned what clearly started as a
hobby in to a small business at great benefit to other hobbyist. Also to
the benefit of new aquascapers that are continually being ripped-off by the
aquarium industry for products that don't work and/or are sold to them by
people that haven't a clue what they are doing. I say if they contribute to
the list (and "the two" mentioned above clearly do), then let em plug a URL
every once-in-a-while. How many big commercial suppliers provide content
like Roberts or are publishing a new journal specific to our hobby. NOT
ONE! (well maybe Dupla, AquaJournal and Amono's products home pages compare
but ya can't get their products in the US).
You guys missed a great WV caving trip this weekend. My next substrate is
going to be Bat Guano! So. I will be selling it too, you watch ;)
www.guanotanks.com (not a real URL).