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    Are commercials allowed to be posted as threads in the forum? I'm referring to [someone who doesn't deserve the honor of having the product or screen-name mentioned] under Musicians and Listeners Community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkku View Post
    Are commercials allowed to be posted as threads in the forum? I'm referring to [someone who doesn't deserve the honor of having the product or screen-name mentioned] under Musicians and Listeners Community.
    The Talk Classical policy on advertising can be best summarized as follows:

    A) No non-Classical Music-related advertising is allowed- period.
    B) Advertising related to Classical Music is generally limited to the »Classifieds« section.

    Any non-Classical Music-related advertising may be reported as spam- and someone on the Moderation & Administration Team will be along in a while (not necessarily immediately- but inevitably, anyway) to remove the post and permanently ban the spammer in question.
    (Which in fact has been done to the advertiser previously referenced in the opening post.)

    From time to time, we deal with the issue of promotional-sounding activity, as well. This is a grayer area, as it's not always so obvious to distinguish legitimate enthusiasm from "buzz-creation attempts," "flacking," "flogging," "hyping-up," etc. These are currently dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The subject of adopting a unified policy on this matter has been an issue for discussion amongst your erstwhile assistants on the Moderation & Administration Team.

    Ideally, if the above issue is in doubt, a prospective poster should follow the lead of
    Geoffrey Terry and clear the material in advance before submitting threads/posts.
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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