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RissaRoo

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Ok, I posted in the recipe section something about some seeds that my FIL gave me. Honest to God I was not trying to hock a brand name over the internet. I honestly would have to look up the brand name on the label to even see who makes it, and in my post I specifically said that I looked them up online and thought they were outrageously expensive. They did work great in my baked goods and I wanted to share that, because they are a healthier alternative to xanthan gum. So suddenly my post turns up with the name of the seed replaced with "Lame Advertisement"!?!? I am NOT trying to advertise! In no way, shape or form was I trying to advertise. I certainly do NOT sell the stuff, I was just going to go out and try and find how to buy it cheaply in bulk. What gives? It's a SEED for pete's sake, as far as I know it's not a brand name and it's a natural product, so I would imagine that it's not exclusive to any one brand! I totally resent the implication. I have been visiting these boards for years, I took a 6 month break and had to come back under a different name due to changing my email address. jI wish I didn't have to say it but this isn't feeling like a very friendly place anymore! I was honestly just trying to help. Now I feel like I've been branded as some kind of expensive seed hocking troll! I feel terribly sad about it but I am seriously considering leaving this site. I was only suggesting a type of seed that helps in baking...I don't see anyone flagged for talking about flax seed, or even for suggesting different brands of cake mix or other products! It feels mean spirited, and I honestly have nothing but pure intentions.


RissaRoo...used to be Anerissara before my computer crashed ;o)

gluten-free since 2004

DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

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

"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is LOVE"

....1 Corinthians 13:13

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I sent you a PM explaining what this is about. Please don't take it as being about you because it is not. My email address is in the PM. Send me a note if you want to know more. The substitution is automated and applies to every member, including the moderators.


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I am NOT trying to advertise! In no way, shape or form was I trying to advertise.

But apparently at some point in the past they spammed the board often enough with advertisements of their own that the mere mention of their name triggers the "Lame Advertisement" phrase. It was Scott's way of teaching them that continued spamming was futile.

From what I understand, you can circumvent the problem by putting dots or dashes between the letters.

EDIT: Do you preview your posts before actually submitting them? I am guessing it would show up in the preview and then you could tweak the spelling so people would still know what product you found useful without triggering the "Lame Advertisement" filter. Perhaps Peter or another moderator will pop back in and let people know?


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"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

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It is always a good idea to preview your posts. I don't always do that, but if I don't, I will read through the post once more, and edit any mistakes I find. I have triggered the 'lame advertisement' before, and just used another way that didn't trigger the automatic substitution.

Just remember, you can only edit your posts for a couple of hours after posting now.

You may want to PM Scott (admin) to let him know you're unhappy, and ask him to please edit your post for you in such a way that it says what you wanted to say.

I would be interested in knowing what the seed was!


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I understand the concept and intent of the auto-substituting but when it hits someone unintentionally it seems mean spirited. Does that substituted text have to say "lame advertisment"? I've seen other boards just replace the offending word with ####. It has the same effect (blocking unwanted text) without making false accusations.

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Tim...that's exactly what I'm thinking! You can achieve the same thing without being offensive and mean. It's not OK to shame someone who is not intentionally spamming on your site! How hard would it be to just put symbols or "Product Name Not Allowed Due To Potential Spam" or something? I understand being mad at spammers, but it's short sighted and a little immature to deal with it in a way that makes innocent posters look like spammers!


RissaRoo...used to be Anerissara before my computer crashed ;o)

gluten-free since 2004

DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

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

"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is LOVE"

....1 Corinthians 13:13

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Now I feel like I've been branded as some kind of expensive seed hocking troll!

lol i know the feeling :lol: been there before. we still love you :)


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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lol i know the feeling :lol: been there before. we still love you :)

Sweetfudge, you made my day! :D :D :D


RissaRoo...used to be Anerissara before my computer crashed ;o)

gluten-free since 2004

DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

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

"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is LOVE"

....1 Corinthians 13:13

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Sweetfudge, you made my day! :D :D :D

that's what i'm here for :)


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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