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New codes of conduct for users and industry affiliates

philip

32 months ago

As a staff we realized that our minimalistic forum/commenting guidelines did not sufficiently cover everything we wanted. To make our position on forum participation more concrete, we've added two codes of conduct:

User Code of Conduct

Industry Affiliate Code of Conduct

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Industry Affiliate Code of Conduct

philip, you know I get accused of this everytime I post a hot deal on a item!!

User Code of Conduct

You forgot to include some fun and sense of humor!!

:)

Seriously, I think you and your staff do a great job here.

Merry Christmas!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Those rules make total sense.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Another great decision from PCPP!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no issues with any of the above but for the affiliates, why would it be bad for someone to explain how one of their products might better respond to the needs of another?

I understand a line between explaining and offering a product vs flat out bashing on competition however, wouldn't this encourage manufacturer competition and help pushing forward products that stand out of the pack or are tuned for specific needs and tasks to be recognized?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

why would it be bad for someone to explain how one of their products might better respond to the needs of another?

In short, I don't want the forums to be a marketing/advertising venue.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand but if the product fits the bill and the reasoning doesnt sound like advertising it doesnt bother me but I guess it becomes thin ice to know where things fall.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If the affiliate is the one pitching the product, its marketing and is seen as bias. Its one thing to speak about it, but to push it on others over another option is just going to give a bad impression...

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