> >Pricing info should only be posted by persons without a conflict of
> >interest and only in clearly labelled, easily deleted forms.
> Dave, third parties who post supposedly unbiased pricing info or favorable
> reviews of a vendor may or may not be associated with the vendors. It can
> be pretty hard to tell the difference between a serious fan of a given
> product and a paid professional promoter. Especially since the promoter
> gets paid to be clever.
No doubt this is true.
> I'm curious whether you would rather have a vendor "sneak" their promotions
> into your list by having a third party say good things about them, or have
> the promotions clearly identified as as such?
It's not an either-or choice. Just because some people will accept
money to promote a product, doesn't mean that I should sink to their
level and accept money for their advertising for my lists.