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Poster on another forum may be compensated, not just a fan

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    I thought being made a forum moderator was considered compensation!
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    Perhaps he just truely believes in the product. I'm that way with S&W revolvers.

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    A friend of mine works for Toyota, and one of her responsabilities is online posting. Not uncommon at all.
    English is my second language, I have been told my use of it is harsh, apologies if this is the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Reading this thread reminds of my own brand loyality to Smith & Wesson (TM) firearms. Here is a American gun manufacturer that is a globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms for enthusiasts, hunters, collectors and professionals; since 1852, dedicated to the tradition of quality, reliability, performance and innovation. I have a number of their finely crafted revolvers and each one evokes a feeling pride. Smooth triggers, accurate, and built to last, each one a heirloom in its own right. But if revolvers are not your fancy, then I suggest you look to the Smith & Wesson (TM) M&P offerings of semi-automatic handguns. In summary, I highly recommend a Smith & Wesson (TM) firearm. Go out and buy one today!
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    You have that on every fourm.
    Amsoil ,victory motorcycle,Honda all post on Harley forums and slip in thing against Hd.
    On Gun forums like this you have anit-gun people that come in and under the table slip in little thing like reasonable people would. What if's
    I know I was on the union comity to do just that, we had training on how to appear to be pro gun but slow work in and find others to support minor restrictions and work it up from there.
    They are very good at what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    You have that on every fourm.
    Amsoil ,victory motorcycle,Honda all post on Harley forums and slip in thing against Hd.
    On Gun forums like this you have anit-gun people that come in and under the table slip in little thing like reasonable people would. What if's
    I know I was on the union comity to do just that, we had training on how to appear to be pro gun but slow work in and find others to support minor restrictions and work it up from there.
    They are very good at what they do.
    Yup just like the NRA did to Brady several years ago. They managed to get someone on the board of directors. Covert intelligence gathering and manipulation is not just a government thing anymore. That is how the world works.
    With the forums it is pretty easy to figure out what is going on with a poster after seeing their input to a few threads. If you suspect someone and can counter them with easily proven facts they usually go away fairly quickly. Or there is always the ignore function.
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    In most industries (service and manufacture) they have corporate departments that do nothing but manage social media, buzz, etc. everything from healthcare to hand tools.
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    PEF How much does S&W pay for that promo ??

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    It is not ethical at all to give away products, discounts etc for positive reviews. does it happen? All the time. I have given away products with a high dollar value to be reviewed. However while I do want a good review , I did need to listen to any criticism as well


    I never pressured reviewers to give a good or bad review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    You have that on every fourm.
    Amsoil ,victory motorcycle,Honda all post on Harley forums and slip in thing against Hd.
    On Gun forums like this you have anit-gun people that come in and under the table slip in little thing like reasonable people would. What if's
    I know I was on the union comity to do just that, we had training on how to appear to be pro gun but slow work in and find others to support minor restrictions and work it up from there.
    They are very good at what they do.
    Those Amsoil folks on the Harley forums seem like a cult in need of deprogramming.

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    I needed to "attend" an online traffic school (60 in a 55 zone) a while back, so i was reading reviews. Most of the ones i read on yelp.com were so obviously fake I used them to make a list of schools to avoid. Your average reviewer does not mention the full name of a business 5 times in one paragraph.
    I hear ya, Smitty, i won't patronize Amsoil because of their sleazy marketing tactics, even if they were to get API ratings and have "independant testing" done by someone other than the Tobacco Institute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    I needed to "attend" an online traffic school (60 in a 55 zone) a while back, so i was reading reviews. Most of the ones i read on yelp.com were so obviously fake I used them to make a list of schools to avoid. Your average reviewer does not mention the full name of a business 5 times in one paragraph.
    I hear ya, Smitty, i won't patronize Amsoil because of their sleazy marketing tactics, even if they were to get API ratings and have "independant testing" done by someone other than the Tobacco Institute.
    This Guy Made $28,000 A Month Writing Fake Book Reviews Online - Business Insider

    I read this article when it was released, found it pretty funny. The article reports one in three reviews are probably fake. Why would it be different on the gun forums?
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    Every now and again Disney gets taken to task for their practices. They have been caught using staff writers and fictional papers for reviews. Some of their person exiting the theater interviews have been found to be park cast members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ionracas View Post
    What would the difference be?

    Besides maybe $30k or more a year I fail to see any difference between paying a spokesperson vs offering perks to loyal customers. Either way it does not mean there is any loyalty to the product beyond some bank or a discount but they both still get something for a few good words in the end.
    The difference would be fraud if he's getting more than just a few perks.

    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    Why does this thread make me thing someone had an agenda to post this as their first thing here?
    It was coincidence that it was my first post. I didn't register planning this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    If you have a problem with some guy on another forum, why bring it here?

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    A poster other than this person sent me a PM asking me if I stopped beating my wife. I don't have a wife and L.E. has never been to my house on a domestic call. I reported him to the moderator. I wonder if this person is getting compensated as well, pretending to be a regular poster.

    I brought here instead because the person I think is compensated would know it is me making the claim on that forum due to knowing my handle name. I wrote to the moderator about this and he asked me to write/refer to his posts that show he may have extra incentive to defend Para. He appears to be damage control with Para. Even the moderator posted Para's "reputation is in the crapper."

    Quote Originally Posted by _Hawkeye_ View Post
    A friend of mine works for Toyota, and one of her responsabilities is online posting. Not uncommon at all.
    Does she identify herself as being an employee of Toyota or just a regular person posting?

    There should be a law that requires a company to identify paid reviewers/writers as such. Otherwise, deceit is involved.
    Last edited by czfellow; September 17th, 2012 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Edit to take out individual's handle name, clarification

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    Op, I'm not sure why this is bothering you so much. You've identified this person and reported him to that forums moderators. What more do you want?

    I've found more complaints on specific forums (like auto forums) than praise for that product.
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