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VioletBlue

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I understand this sites desire to limit spam, truly I do. But we also exchange a lot of information among ourselves here, not the least of which are URL's for products that have helped us. Unfortunately some of these URL links seem to trigger an insert of "Lame Advertising" in place of the website URL.

I find it a little dismissive and condescending for the site to automatically dismiss a link to a bread pan at Amazon is an attempt by an innocent poster at promoting "Lame Advertising".

Isn't there a nicer way to handle the problem? People are only trying to share information here, not promote spam or rip this site off or anything even remotely unkind. How would you propose we share this information if not in the threads with links?


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as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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Whenever I want to link to that site, I use TinyURL. Maybe not the ideal solution, but it works.

http://tinyurl.com/


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13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

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Here is a response from Scott from an old thread in this same subforum about Amazon

Unfortunately Amazon has used this board to publicize and create backlinks to various parts of their online store. Other companies that have done this in the past have a total ban on their company name or url even appearing here--they are filtered to "Lame Advertisement." I did not do this in their case because they have such a big following, but their links will not work here because of this--it has nothing to do with what they are selling, only the way they have gone about publicizing their goods (one of my other freinds who hosts another forum has had the same thing happen on his).

Take care,

Scott


Janet

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I understand Scott's frustration WITH AMAZON. But the people who are posting links are not the cause of his grief, but yet they stand to be offended by his choice of a remedy.

Here is a response from Scott from an old thread in this same subforum about Amazon

"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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I am totally offended by the way this is handled. Why are some links fine and others are not? Why does someone else arbitrarily get to choose that? Is the point here to help people or to keep as much traffic on this particular site as possible? I totally agree that spammers suck and that we want to keep it off the site. However, with as many board moderators etc. as we have here, don't you think that it should be fairly obvious and easy to catch w/out making people who have been here forever look like trolls and spammers when they mention (not even LINK TO...just mention) a product that Scott doesn't like?

I admit to being totally fired up. I inadvertantly mentioned the name of a seed that is apparently taboo...not even knowing that the seed is a brand name (how the heck does THAT work? It's a SEED!) and now I have posts with "Lame Advertising" all over them. Um....I was NOT advertising. Those dang seeds baked up great in my bread and I just wanted to share it, because other people might like to use them. That it, that's all.

Shaming someone who is just trying to help isn't very nice. There has to be a better way!


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DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

Son has it too, plus GERD and an allergy to dairy and soy :o(

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....1 Corinthians 13:13

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