On 17 Mar 96 at 2:39, Oliver Garfield wrote:
> While extended material from a subscriber about commercial material they
> are offering made become abusive I think there should be some format for
> brief announcementa of new products or services that might be useful to
> the list subscribers. The announcement you forwarded to the list, IMHO,
What I have done for my list is have one day set aside every month
where my commercial people can do an "intro" announcing themselves
and their products. This is a one time only thing. This
announcement goes into an archive and is placed in the archive index
that I have available by email. That way it's always available.
That same day sales can be announced. Then they have to go back
into their corner until the next month. I encourage each and every
one of them to put up their own web pages and I provide links to
them. I want to provide them every means possible to further their
businesses WITHOUT cluttering up the list with their self-proclaimed
My people decided they could deal with a one day a month blast rather
than have it trickle in.
This is how we keep peace in a very competitive situation.
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