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 Post subject: Paid posters on WW?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:33 am 
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It is my belief that WW has the greatest "weight" on the web regarding cycling product advice and tech info. Do a tech query on Google for any mid or upper level cycling product, and WW will normally be your best link. This puts a large value on the experiences posted here. I am starting to believe there are people in the industry bashing competitive products without reveling their identity. There seems to be especially vitriolic posts from members with less than 100 posts popping up lately. Do you see something unusual happening or am I being paranoid?

BTW, I applaud the industry people who do reveal themselves and post here to help with questions and misconceptions.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:56 am 
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Good point, I also noticed that possibility too. Some people say that's bad with no other reasons behind, quite suspicious.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:56 am 
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Arky wrote:
There seems to be especially vitriolic posts from members with less than 100 posts popping up lately. Do you see something unusual happening or am I being paranoid?


Could you link or reference the posts in question?

I thought you were referring to a certain poster here from the UK who is particularly passionate about simultaneously lauding Rapha/Campagnolo/AnythingItalian/Condor/Rapha-related while trashing anything that isn't Rapha/Campagnolo/AnythingItalian/Condor/Rapha-related. But he/she has more than 100 posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:51 am 
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Not paid! I have declared my bias though, as I work for Condor & have done work on behalf of Rapha. :lol: Happy?


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Always happy to have this forum an active exchange of ideas and knowledge. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
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Why not require everyone who works in the industry to add that to their signature? Clearly someone making a living from selling X,Y or Z product has a financial incentive, though often they will have the best insight also.


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sawyer wrote:
Why not require everyone who works in the industry to add that to their signature? Clearly someone making a living from selling X,Y or Z product has a financial incentive, though often they will have the best insight also.

No problem.


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on other non related cycling forums that i frequent, anyone in the industry has to disclose in there signature or avatar that they are in the "Trade", they also are not allowed to "punt" for business openly in the forum, if they dont comply they they are banned :smartass:

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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
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Cos the ones who wanna bash others products will want to remain unknown...
Can't rely on decency from douche bags.....


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We mark every known industry rep under their avatar. :shock: Love them contributing or sneak previews but no gorilla marketing.

I just recently spent some time with some people from Zipp and Sram and they do come here and not necessarily to post. They know that we are always on the leading trends of cycling and are always very interested in our thoughts, wants and wishes.

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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:50 am 
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I think most that are in the indusrty that are here to help disclose who they are, if people are here to bag products on purpose they aren't going to disclose that they are from a competitor


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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
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Juanmoretime wrote:
We mark every known industry rep under their avatar. :shock: Love them contributing or sneak previews but no gorilla marketing.

I just recently spent some time with some people from Zipp and Sram and they do come here and not necessarily to post. They know that we are always on the leading trends of cycling and are always very interested in our thoughts, wants and wishes.


Good to hear. WW owns all other bike forums for depth of knowledge on parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
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that is actually becoming a huuuuge business, the "get paid to work at home" crowd is starting to do reviews/ social media postings for cash. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see it on a well known forum.

and I believe the term is "Guerrilla Marketing"

this is Gorilla Marketing:
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You are correct. When you wake at 2:45 AM and have not drank a large amount of coffee you tend to not think as clear as you normally could.

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 Post subject: Re: Paid posters on WW?
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You'd think that an industry such as cycling would attract generally good people, but alas the slimeball percentage is roughly on par with the wider population.

And you'd be surprised how many industry folk frequent these virtual halls. I hear WW referenced frequently.

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