There are so many of these posts under different names that it boggles the mind! Some boards are mostly spam posts. I e-mailed the powers that be and asked if they were TRYING to shut down the boards...because soon there would be more spam than legitimate posts. Why bother with the boards in that case? I have been here since before we had to register, and I would not like to see the boards doomed by spammer wallpaper...
Summers are just this side of hell, but you don't have to shovel sunshine...
well when I see a post beside the first time poster... or like this particular one is gathering numbers on his post total so he can go elsewhere on the site and post again... not saying first post... you get the idea.
BUT opening his/her post here.. does not mean we are racking up # of hits on HIS actual link site! That is where he gets money for or numbers that sponsors look for!
So, we can control that we do NOT contribute to that profitable number... buts when I see a poster I trust as the name on the only post or a few posts, I do open to check it out and possibly support that one or two comments.
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It is easy to ignore people who come on this site to fish for views. We can all spot them. My opinion is that I can understand why people who are starting sites of their own do this kind of thing. They are looking for views any way they can get them. Guess you can't blame a guy for trying. We have the choice to view or not view. I mostly just pass on by and forget about it. Not worth my time to get in a kerfluffle about it.
I don't visit the site often, but didn't take me too long to start recognizing Ellgren's name. What about CJO? I got a reply to a post with a link that said blahblah-slash-"PRODUCTS" which makes me think that person is also posting advertisements. I didn't click the link and haven't opened another one of his/her posts since then.