[Imc-nh-editorial] a newswire post
nick.copanas at unh.edu
Fri Nov 4 09:41:56 PST 2005
There is a post on the elsewhere section to draw attention to a .com site:
It is nearly identical to another advertisement for this site posted in
First, I think the post is basically a duplicate of the June post, though
there's less content in this recent post than in the June post. There's
no more content in this post than what was displayed in June.
If it's a duplicate it should be deleted. I am inclined to think this is
My second point: I suggest editors visit the site
<http://www.oneglobalcommunity.com> The site designers may have good
intentions, but the merchandising dominates the site content. I am not
saying the post on NH IMC is a product advertisement. It is, however,
clearly an ad for a commercial site. It is not an article, review or
announcement that links to a commercial site. It is not even an
article, review or an announcement. The purpose of the post is
to advertise a commercial site.
To demonstrate that this post is an advertisement, replace
OneGlobalCommunity.net with Geocities.com, Livejournal.com or Myspace.com
(commercial blogging sites,) so that the post reads:
Jump In *Anytime* Help Create
A Global Network of People & Community Centers
In Every Neighborhood, Village, Town, Tribe & City
All Connected Together With ( Web Sites ) ( & Blogs )
Created, Built & Maintained By and 4 All of Us
Every-Where - All Around - Our - Planet Earth"
I have said before that I think we should change the editorial policy to
commercial advertising. As for this post, I see no reason to continue
hosting it. It is a duplicate, it adds no content to the site, and it is
an advertisement for a commercial site.
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