View Full Version : advertising AGAIN

09-08-2003, 09:18 AM
ok...i just read these every once in a while but, I remember someone advertising the sherpea bag so, when i saw every diaperbag comment or question being answered with the sheprera bag AGAIN I did a search on board baby as the author, and all of them are for that bag, except for a couple.

Just my guess! :o

09-08-2003, 08:13 PM
Which thread is that? We'll check into it.

(Please post a link to a sample thread that has this).

Alan & Denise

09-08-2003, 10:10 PM
Alan and Denise-

Just do an author search for "Board Baby" and you will find them. I was able to find the threads before by doing the search, but I just did it and nothing came up (unless you deleted them already).


09-08-2003, 10:45 PM
This is why I'd prefer these people actually fess up and admit they are the owners of a company etc...I for one feel like they should be able to answer our questions without pushing their products...BUT when they are not honest with who they are that is where the problems come in. So I'd welcome their names and knowing they own a company BUT the false behavior of acting like a "common" board member erks me...

I'd rather know who they are so I take their advice with that in mind...

09-24-2003, 05:45 AM
I actually BOUGHT one and found out afterwards about this. When the owner of the company contacted me for a testimonial, I told her it was NOT okay to use the boards to advertise like that! And NO she couldn't have a testimonial. She got a little testy with me, claimed that the Fields had it all wrong. I felt like such a naive consumer, the reason why I started reading the Field's books and lurking on these boards, was to be an informed consumer. Ah, well, there's one born every minute and I guess I'm it!

mommy to Kiki 4/18/03

09-26-2003, 04:01 PM
I'm sorry to hear this. Let's state our policy: ADS are NOT allowed on the board. Anyone posing as a parent to spam the boards is not allowed. FYI: We have removed "Board Baby" from these boards for violating this policy.

Now, it is OK for a company to ask their customers to post their experiences about a product on our board. Especially if this in response to a question, as it is always helpful to have "real world" experience with a product. Yes, there is a fine line here---we don't want any company to flood the board with compliments for a product. But it is OK for someone to ask for a testimonial---and for that person to request they recommend their product online.

Does that make sense?

Alan & Denise Fields, authors
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Email: [email protected]
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Address: Windsor Peak Press, 436 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 80302

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August Mom
09-26-2003, 04:59 PM
Is it okay for someone's business website address to be his or her user name? I saw this recently and it struck me as odd.

09-26-2003, 05:18 PM
Yes, that is OK as long as it isn't a long ad for a product. Hence this would be ok:

Joe Blow
Child Craft Cribs

But this would not:

Joe Blow
President, Joe Blow Industries
Maker of the New Joe Blow Sling Toaster!
Buy my newest baby product---a combo sling and toaster! Go to BuyMyThing.com to get a special discount and read more about it!
Available at Wal-Mart!

Obviously, if you see something you think is inappropriate, we ALWAYS encourage board members to email us at [email protected] We'll check it out and ask the offender to stop if it crosses the line.

That's how we see it!

Alan & Denise

09-27-2003, 11:31 AM
I actually am one that appreciates their web address there...it reminds me of their affiliation so I can keep in mind that they are the owner vs a customer...

I am glad we don't see a schpiel of their product like Alan and Denise are saying, but a simple anouncing that you are the owner etc...in my opinion helps me...

10-04-2003, 01:02 AM
Is it okay for them to offer a free product or a discount in return for a mention on these boards of their product?

Jacob Nathaniel Feb 91
Logan Elizabeth Mar 03

10-04-2003, 09:45 PM
Tell us what thread that is and we'll take a look at it.

alan & denise

10-04-2003, 10:22 PM
I'll email you.

Jacob Nathaniel Feb 91
Logan Elizabeth Mar 03