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do NOT advertise on our boards

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Smart, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    I'm fucking fed up with all the people ignoring the blatant prohibition against advertising on our boards included it the conditions of becoming a member.

    All advertising threads not pre-approved by the moderators will be deleted without comment from now on. Those who post these threads will be seriously considered for banning.

    Respect the work we have done to make this the best graf forum on the net and get the fuck off our coat tails!
  2. CAPS

    CAPS Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2001 Messages: 658 Likes Received: 0

    So even the 200 or so of us that have our signature being our website adress is bad? Just need some clarification. I did a couple bads a while back but I try not to slut out unless it's relavent to a post.
  3. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    I think we'd like to let people ride on the 'honor system' but the fact is, this is a commercial site, even though we don't have our commercial jibs on. Wal-Mart doesn't let Kmart advertise in their stores so... if you've got a commercial site and you advertise, even in your signature, you're looking at being 'caught out there' when the hammer falls...

    if you think you're pushing something that might be unique, or unaffiliated with what our site is/will be offering (SOON TO COME) send an email to one of the admins and we'll be glad to reply, explaining exactly why, or why not, your post/link/signature is or isn't kosher...

    give it some thought... if we can reasonably assume that you're competition, and you want to participate in the general discussion, then you might want to reconsider anything resembling advertising... this isn't a 'classified ads' board. Also, if some shady characters come on the scene, the LAST thing we want is to be associated with them, even if it's just "some site I heard about on 12oz ripped me off"...
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    *A good example is Devilush's zine, Shortcuts. SHe's not clocking any dollars from it and hardly covering her print costs, so if she wants to come on and ask for subscribers and a $1 or so an issue, it's all good...

    On the flip side, if you spam all the forums pushing your new mail-order site it won't be good...

    Also, until we officially open the store, we'll probably be ok with replies to threads asking for specific info, i.e. 'where can I get montana online?' but, once we get rolling again some of those posts will probably be considered in poor form and will be 'dealt with'.

    As always, we want to be fair and cool about all things but, there are certain issues that must be addressed for our own survival. This is why we don't allow posts about theft or porn...
  5. Clogged Cans

    Clogged Cans New Jack

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    Is it cool if i post info about an upcoming event, for graff headz such as the Clogged Caps Show... :X :confused: ?
  6. CAPS

    CAPS Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2001 Messages: 658 Likes Received: 0

    Cool. I get the jist. I have basically tried to stear clear of "whoring" and will continue to do so in the future. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't stepping on toes with my sig cause I like you guys and wouldn't want ill will. Like I said , I got lame a while back but now I'm just here like the rest of us to have fun and get /give info about this sport.

    P.S. When and if my sig was to clash with any future sales endevours of 12oz I WILL snap it.

    CAPS.... i feel so dirty. Maybe I'll get my cat to lick me clean.... where am I?
  7. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    Caps, thank you for your understanding, if it becomes an issue, we will let you know before any drastic action is undertaken.

    No, events are fully cool to post about, actually encouraged...
  8. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    some websites like to notify people of their updates and happenings accompanied by pictures from said updates...is that still acceptable (maybe it hasnt been in the past, either)?
  9. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    yes i agree , those ad threads are quite annoying bc 90% of the time no one cares and they just piss ppl off.....

    i am curious as to what this 12oz store is going to encompass.........?
  10. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    i don't wanna sound like an asshole, but i have been coming here for a little over 2 years and i think you guys have been saying this whole time the store is opening back up soon. whats the deal?
  11. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    Fox, someday man... several irons are in the fire... expect... things...
  12. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    fuck no i am not making money off of it! but i love doing it. but thank you for mentioning me. i guess i am a good example since i am not putting out the zine for any kinda of money or for any fame. plus, it's not like i registered in like a month ago and started to ask for money to help me out with a zine. i've put in my dues.

    thanks smart. :king:

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    Amen! 12oz needs to quit their day jobs and get this shit rolling.

    Like everyone else on this board I didn't read the "rules and regulations" and went right on to click accept when registering.

    My sincere apologies for creating previous posts promoting my zine.
  14. HAL

    HAL Guest

    My guess is that every moderator is going to have his or her own personal way of dealing with solicitation. My personal view is this:

    1. Starting threads specificaly to plug your mailorder or magazine is poor form. This shit irritates me personally, because I see it as a bunch of guys trying to make money and exploit other writers. If you start a mailorder and quietly sell caps, mags, or euro paint, that's fine. I have no problem with you posting your link to a post specifically asking where to get caps or mags. If you come on here wih the sole intention of making a quick buck, forget it. I'll warn you and ban you if you continue. I have no problem with people selling graff supplies, but agressive solicitation is frowned upon. I don't really like little plugs in a signature, because that's a form of spamming, but I'm not going to go and edit your preferences. If you contribue flicks and or positive discussion, then I don't care. If you're all "yo yo yo buy muh shit", I'll be inclined to "fix" it.

    2. I encourage posting a link to your graffiti website. If you're not selling anything or trying to fleece some kids for their change, that's cool. If you have a site containing actual photos of graffiti, or aything that might benefit someone interested in graff, even better. Starting a new thread in every forum plugging your site is in bad taste, but I'll let it ride for a bit. I know people get excited after putting a lot of work into a new site, especialy if it has a lot of new flicks. Having the link in your signature is fine by me.

    3. Promoting magazines is the same as promoting product. This is a site for a graffiti magazine. I feel confident that 12oz Prophet's quality carries it above and beyond the competition, so some magazine you do just for the love of it, I'm not going to have a problem with. In the example of Dead In The Dirt or Shortcuts, it's done by cool people that aren't making much profit, if any, and they just like graffiti. If you come on here plugging your hot new magazine and asking for subscriptions, they you're only looking like a punk. It will get deleted and you lose integrity as a member of this community.

    Basically, honesty, integrity and modesty get two thumbs up. If you want to promote graffiti (not graffiti merchandise) and improve the average writer's repertoire, that's cool. Used car salesmen get the boot with the quickness. We don't need no stinking badgers. :) Pretty simple, but Smart or Cracked Ass may have a different personal policy, so keep that in mind. I'm pretty open ended.
  15. ishavemybutt

    ishavemybutt Guest

    Advertising Questions

    I sent an e mail to the webmaster about this but just in case.....

    I put out a black and white zine and i have put up post telling people that a new issue is ready and where to send the money before, but i have been predisposed as of late and havent been on 12oz in a while, anyway i was wondering if i could make a post telling people the new issue is ready.......but i guess i just did.......oops....well let me know, you can ask devilush about my zine, im in pretty much the same boat as she is.....thanks.....