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Old 11-16-2018, 07:08 AM
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Not quite sure of the TOTV definition of Sticky but I have made some assumptions. The other day, an advertiser posted a Sticky thread. (It is irrelevant to this story that this particular advertiser has been a member for 10 years and, generally, seems to be held in very high regard.)

A member replied to this sticky with a glowing review of a competing company. (It may or may not be relevant that this was posters 2nd post, and when I looked at their 1st post it was also about the competing company). Ok, probably a shill but that’s not the point I’m trying to make.

My point is doesn’t it seem unfair to respond to a company’s advertising with praise for another company? I wouldn’t mind if someone posted criticism of the advertiser – but to praise a competitor? I think it incumbent upon poster to start a new thread and not hijack the advertising company’s post.

Maybe it’s just me but I was really offended at what we, in Brooklyn, used to say “that’s just playing poor pool”. Tacky also come to mind.

Am I overreacting?
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:13 AM
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No.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:15 AM
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Not quite sure of the TOTV definition of Sticky but I have made some assumptions. The other day, an advertiser posted a Sticky thread. (It is irrelevant to this story that this particular advertiser has been a member for 10 years and, generally, seems to be held in very high regard.)

A member replied to this sticky with a glowing review of a competing company. (It may or may not be relevant that this was posters 2nd post, and when I looked at their 1st post it was also about the competing company). Ok, probably a shill but that’s not the point I’m trying to make.

My point is doesn’t it seem unfair to respond to a company’s advertising with praise for another company? I wouldn’t mind if someone posted criticism of the advertiser – but to praise a competitor? I think it incumbent upon poster to start a new thread and not hijack the advertising company’s post.

Maybe it’s just me but I was really offended at what we, in Brooklyn, used to say “that’s just playing poor pool”. Tacky also come to mind.

Am I overreacting?
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:22 AM
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Well taken remarks and insightful.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:30 AM
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I agree with you. So my guess is the competitor lost business vs gained any. Shot himself in the foot, as we used to say.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:07 AM
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Tacky. Overzealous. Doesn’t want to pay $$ for their own advertising.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:31 AM
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Would never use a company who did this or had someone do it for them.
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OP is right on several points.

The post in question was by a new member with less than 10 posts, so, the post was removed for that reason.

Also, the 'sticky' threads for paid advertisers are for information/feedback about that business/service and any off topic/competitor posts will be removed.

Members (with an established posting record) are welcome to start their own thread in contractors/services forum to praise/question/criticize a business, advertiser or not.

Thanks to all for your understanding of the site rules. Our aim is to keep things fair and civil.

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Old 11-16-2018, 03:31 PM
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OP is right on several points.

The post in question was by a new member with less than 10 posts, so, the post was removed for that reason.

Also, the 'sticky' threads for paid advertisers are for information/feedback about that business/service and any off topic/competitor posts will be removed.

Members (with an established posting record) are welcome to start their own thread in contractors/services forum to praise/question/criticize a business, advertiser or not.

Thanks to all for your understanding of the site rules. Our aim is to keep things fair and civil.

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Thank you. I feel vindicated. Yet, believe that I have NO relationship with this vendor, nor have I ever used their services but I will say that should I ever decide to make an "investment in a painting contractor" (Hint) - based upon years of glowing reviews I would call this company.
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