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What to do with game adverts?
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PostSubject: Game Advertising   Sat 18 May 2013 - 8:44

A question for the community.

I woke up to find that some developer had posted a link to their Kickstarter page in a new thread. The post was obviously a default one used in several different fora (apart from anything else, it was in English and Russian). I did what I do in the case of any spam: delete the thread, delete the user, and move on. I also reinstated the "no links for a week after creating an account", this being the third spammer this week.

But we are a games website, and there is perhaps something to be said for letting aspiring developers advertise their games for free. Did I do the right thing? Should we instead have a thread for moving game adverts into, possibly in the PC forum? Any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sat 18 May 2013 - 9:38

Personally spam is spam, if they're just here to post about there thing, then naff off then I think they deserve to be deleted. Keep up the good work (I've not seen any of them!)
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sat 18 May 2013 - 12:34

I can see both sides of the argument here, but I agree with andyman's point. If people want to advertise Kickstarter bids that's fine, but they should at least make a bit of effort by interacting with the rest of the forum. Just making an advert and then sodding off is spam.
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sat 18 May 2013 - 13:49

Yeah, I think there's a difference between one of us regulars posting our Kickstarter (or any other commercial endeavour we may be involved with) and some random coming from nowhere. Bin.
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sat 18 May 2013 - 19:13

I replied to him in his mothertongue (via Google translate), did he reply? The thread was deleted before I could check.
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sun 19 May 2013 - 8:29

Sadly not: he was probably as confused as I was at you posting what translates as "My dear chap." I've only just got what you were trying to say! Laughing

("o" is usually used to create a vocative, and you then put the male form of "dear" which assumes a noun. Finally, my Russian A-level pays off!)
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sun 19 May 2013 - 11:41

Ah. Well, at least he thought I was being polite!
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PostSubject: Re: Game Advertising   Sun 19 May 2013 - 17:43

Kick 'em to the digital kerb, sir.
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