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Advertising moles among us?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Impureclient, Dec 10, 2009.

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  1. Impureclient

    Impureclient Member

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    Are there sneak advertisers in here? I saw a post about what low cost 1911 to get and some fella started in about Glocks.
    I got curious and decided to do some background checking and come to find out at least 80-90% of his posts are ranting on about how great Glocks are and better than _______. Almost 200 posts in 10 days!!
    I imagine there are a lot of gun newbies that are starving for info and if somebody is shoving a certain manufacturer down their throat, it might take after a while.
    Did I just look too far into this or is this just common in here and ignored?
     
  2. belus

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    I've started suspecting the same.
     
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    I've always assumed it's just rabid fanboys, but I guess it's possible.
     
  4. ChaoSS

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    Every forum will have it's share of trolls....
     
  5. SomeDude

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    I'm sure advertisers do check this out, they always want to know what the "common man" wants. If there's a newbie looking for info I think the regular members will take care of shoving the Glock down their throats, they don't need a factory rep for that.
     
  6. Dannix

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    I would say a troll/ad is only a problem for an impressionable newbie. It's stinks out loud to most everyone else I would imagine.

    I did just buy a Kholster though, prompted from a thread about them. If it was started and fuled by Kholster affiliates, I took the bait. Looking forward to using it as a template before plunking down money on any future custom orders.
     
  7. nalioth

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    They're not talking about trolls.

    They're talking about the phenomenon of a thread containing a topic and a vendor hopping in (sometimes early in the thread) with "We sell that", and non-vendors (at least not vendors-by-business-name) jumping in with "well, so-n-so-gunssuarus has those for XX dollars. So-n-so-gunsaurus is the best people ever" . .

    Personally, I suspect some vendors have a program monitoring THR so they can be alerted when certain terms come up in threads.
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    Could be advertisers but don't underestimate the dedication of fanboys.
     
  9. ChaoSS

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    Seems to me he's talking about people who work for certain companies and aren't up front about it. That, to me, is a troll.
     
  10. Aran

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    Hey guys have you heard about the new Glock coming out in the near future? Keep an eye on Glock.com for updates, I know I will be!
     
  11. Dannix

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    I've tried other brands. Glocks are the best.
    [/blackandwhiteTVadmode]
     
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    :scrutiny:

    LOL
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I now my antivirus software warns me about cookies being set from some otherwise uneventful posts. Sometimes from a SIG link or picture they posted.

    rc
     
  15. kanook

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    Since the OP brought it up, Have you seen the new attachments for the :)
     
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    your ad here
     
  17. MMCSRET

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    Too bad Jennings and Raven aren't still in production, they would give the big "G" a run for the money!!!!!!!!! HHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
     
  18. armoredman

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    I do ads for some companies, but don't work for them, same as Oleg does ads for some companies without being an employee, like his nice recent work with the new KelTek 22 mag pistol.
    I am quite partial to firearms made in the Czech Republic, (most specifically but not limited to those imported by CZ-USA), and I co-own czforum.com, so as much as anyone who owns GlockTalk or AR15.com would be, I guess that means I am a rabid fan boy, (haven't been young enough to call a boy for many years...), but I have a lot of fun with the camera making ads like this one.

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    And not quite ads,

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    and political posters.

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    I don't get paid for any of this or running CZF, in fact, I am doing a big Christmas giveaway on my forum, and some of the stuff I paid for myself. So I don't THINK I quite meet your description, just a guy who according to some needs a rabies shot or three.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tully M. Pick

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    What gets me are the threads extolling the virtues of Product X, where all the posters have new accounts and 3 or 4 posts.
     
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    I assumed fanboys and cyber pimps were just a question of whether the loosers got paid for being annoying or not.
     
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    I read a thread the other day where somebody posted YouTube video with words to the effect of "has anyone ever seen one of these, what do you think?"

    Lo and behold, at post #7:

    It was his (the inventor's) first post...he miraculously joined the forum, found the reference to his product and replied within three hours of the original post. Remarkable timing indeed. [/sarcasm]
     
  23. FarmGirl

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    Actually it's not that surprising. There are dozens of programs out there that keep track of how many hits your page gets, where they came from, what link they clicked if any when they left.

    I like to peruse the page on the one I use to see where people are coming to my blog from, and it will show me info on anyone who has been active within my blog in the last fifteen minutes.
     
  24. ChaoSS

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    Could be what the above poster said, or it could be that someone he knows referred him to this site because of the discussion, and that's why he joined. It's not a coincidence.
     
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