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Postby Tricky » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:41 am

I am not going to name any precedence or point fingers. I a little curious though how this is being perceived by others.

If a person comes to all sorts of gaming sites that have blogging features, choosing conciously not to take part in the forum community and proceeds to continueously talk in the blog section about óne mmo and one mmo only that doesn't even have a subsite here, is that person advertising?
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Postby BuckGB » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:46 am

Tricky wrote:If a person comes to all sorts of gaming sites that have blogging features, choosing conciously not to take part in the forum community and proceeds to continueously talk in the blog section about óne mmo and one mmo only that doesn't even have a subsite here, is that person advertising?


When it's taken to this level, yes, it's advertising. The Ryzom crusader has been tarred and feathered.

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Postby Tricky » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:39 am

On the Ryzom community forums there is a marketing section where they allow members to contribute with ideas. They want the whole effort to take after Firefox's publicity campaigns, though Mozilla is a non profit organization and Nevrax is not.

Viral marketing is one thing, but asking your own, paying customers to invest their time into marketing campaigns without some monetary compensation.. it's a little sly. People will do a lot for their own communities, that should not be taken advantage of.
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Postby Aqua-chan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:32 pm

Well, I sincerely doubt Nevrax was holding his account hostage or threatens their community goers to "advertise or else!" In regards to that specific user, he decided to plug his MMO community with his free time, under his free will. If he enjoys the game that much then more power to him, but it finally got to the stages where it was pointless and redundant.

The rules for blogs are a bit more lenient, being that their purpose is to give users a realm that they can take their personal thoughts and express them, particularly if they have no place on the normal boards. Discussing MMOs that one enjoys is fine, but by flooding the blog stream with short blurbs about the same thing every time, one becomes an advertiser. That's not cool, even in the blogs. We were watching the Ryzom kid from very early on until it was decided that he crossed the threshold from being an enthusiastic fan to salesman. ;)
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