>From: Mathias.Koerber@swi.com.sg (Mathias Koerber)
>In the other scheme we have (example):
>Now every vendor of networking hardware (of whatever brand) can tout his
>wares there (bound only by an acceptable limit of say, 1 ad per week for the
>same product, except new announcements).
>They can then also announce lists discussing their specific products...
I still wonder how many folks would actually *want* online ads, when
we're already confronted with advertising in every other medium. Just
to use your example, I've received junk mail from over a dozen network
hardware companies in the last week; why would I want more in my elec-
Has anyone actually polled their membership on this issue?
>The main-list admin would maybe weekly/monthsly send out a reminder that
>there is the companionlist, and that people who are looking for
>product announcements and ads should also subscribe to that one.
You miss my point. You're still asking a list owner, paid or unpaid,
to do the legwork (and commit the resources) of list management on be-
half of advertisers.
I'll say it again - better yet, I'll just include my own quote.
>| I'd like to see the commercial firms take responsibility for their own
>| publicity, instead of expecting us to carry it with our labor/resources.