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Do we need a self-promotion forum?
Thread poster: Sheila Wilson

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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I check polls but... Oct 26, 2016

writeaway wrote:

Have a look at the daily "poll". There are a number of regulars who are there 365 days a year. No matter how innocuous the poll "question", they manage to find a way to brag about their achievements/earnings/workload and to market their services.


Do not share your opinion, I hardly see selfpromotion there, unless the question of the poll implies it.


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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Hard to believe outsourcers use the forums to find vendors Oct 26, 2016

Angie Garbarino wrote:

I hardly see selfpromotion there, unless the question of the poll implies it.


I agree, there's a fair amount of willy-waving, but it's hard to see this as self-promotion, it's more a case of character defects, at least in my case!


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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I agree Oct 26, 2016

Sheila Wilson wrote:
I'm beginning to see a number of threads across various subject areas that simply give a link to something the poster has written. ... When I get a notification about a new thread, I expect to find a discussion on the subject, not a link to the poster's own material and nothing else.

Would it be better to restrict such threads to a new "Self-promotion" forum rather than having them spread across Business Issues, Translation Theory and Practice, Money Matters, etc?


Yes, I think there is room for such a forum. However, it is likely that you would still receive notifications about them, because they will likely only be moved to that forum after a few readers realise that the thread was posted in the wrong forum.

I would suggest renaming "Translation news" to "Translation news and links", and then use that forum as the forum where posts that consist mainly of just a link to an outside site be moved to.


 

Tom in London
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Let's cut to the chase Oct 26, 2016

I am the greatest translator in the world.

[Edited at 2016-10-26 10:31 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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And that... Oct 26, 2016

Tom in London wrote:
I am the greatest translator in the world.


And that is precisely why this proposed forum should not be called "self-promotion" but "links", because its purpose is to allow translators to post links, and not to promote themselves.


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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yes... Oct 27, 2016

so all this self-promoting spam ends up in one single place...

 
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