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Old 07-17-2017, 10:28 AM   #106
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LOL......that's messed up.

I too often wondered how DDI got away with so much, but I don't own or manage the site so......not my problem.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:32 AM   #107
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Just because ddi didn't have inc. After ddi doesn't mean it wasn't a company name and everyone knew exactly who and what it was.
Its still a company name. Just like "apex" "Atlantic" or "copes" or even just "inrange"

I understand the rule. ..but then ddi falls under said rule cause posting advertises "ddi" especially when most ppl leave off the inc. Or corp. Or whatever when referring to a company.

Just sayin..
Right.

So everyone with some form of company name in their username should have to pay Vendor fees, then?

Under this "ruling", your username constitutes advertising for Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.
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Right.

So everyone with some form of company name in their username should have to pay Vendor fees, then?

Under this "ruling", your username constitutes advertising for Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.
Ok, so I hate doing the "if this dude than what about that dude?" type stuff that just sounds childish, so I wont do that here with specific examples.

But - it doesn't take more than a quick browse of the forum for us to see multiple vendors who's names are closely resembling the name they use for revenue generating activities. Some may even have links in their signatures to such activities or other solicitation. Then, I have certainly seen some make post outside of the marketplace stating/ advertising their business (though I would say most don't make actual transactions outside of the marketplace).

why was the forum name chosen as the specific mechanic to decide when someone qualifies as a vendor or not?
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why was the forum name chosen as the specific mechanic to decide when someone qualifies as a vendor or not?
It doesn't.

The Vendor policies state "no commercial advertising unless you're an AK Files Vendor"

Wouldn't you say that seeing a business name every time the user wearing it makes a post is "commercial advertising"?
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Wouldn't you say that seeing a business name every time the user wearing it makes a post is "commercial advertising"?
No.
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Wouldn't you say that seeing a business name every time the user wearing it makes a post is "commercial advertising"?
No.
. . . then you need a better understanding of "advertising".
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:31 PM   #112
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Right.

So everyone with some form of company name in their username should have to pay Vendor fees, then?

Under this "ruling", your username constitutes advertising for Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.
Uhhhh...that's exactly what your saying this "ruling" means !?!
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. . . then you need a better understanding of "advertising".
Nah. A username doesn't equal commercial advertising. Actively attempting to sell shit with advertisements equals commercial advertising.
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+1 no^^^

90 posts in 13 years., no messages or banners imbedded., hardly like he was papering the boards with advertising or "acting like a vendor".

Seems silly., and could have been arranged in a better outcome. But a done deal., and so it goes.
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It doesn't.

The Vendor policies state "no commercial advertising unless you're an AK Files Vendor"

Wouldn't you say that seeing a business name every time the user wearing it makes a post is "commercial advertising"?
Example of statement above....

DDI


I don't care about either company as I just build my own shit. .but rules are rules and suppose be across the board
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+1 no^^^

90 posts in 13 years., no messages or banners imbedded., hardly like he was papering the boards with advertising or "acting like a vendor".

Seems silly., and could have been arranged in a better outcome. But a done deal., and so it goes.
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Ok, so I hate doing the "if this dude than what about that dude?" type stuff that just sounds childish, so I wont do that here with specific examples.

But - it doesn't take more than a quick browse of the forum for us to see multiple vendors who's names are closely resembling the name they use for revenue generating activities. Some may even have links in their signatures to such activities or other solicitation. Then, I have certainly seen some make post outside of the marketplace stating/ advertising their business (though I would say most don't make actual transactions outside of the marketplace).

why was the forum name chosen as the specific mechanic to decide when someone qualifies as a vendor or not?
This also..

Seen a few "vendors" with goofy made up profile names but links to actual websites they own in sig lines
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Example of statement above....

DDI


I don't care about either company as I just build my own shit. .but rules are rules and suppose be across the board
Again, there is a criteria in the mod room that is used ( by me, at least ) to determine who is evading the Vendor policies. They are used on everyone.

DDI did not meet the criteria, and I don't think you're thinking through what you keep asking for.

Shall we ban everyone who has a metal shop and makes guns / gun parts and talks about the same here for violating the Vendor policies?

In case you're not that astute, we've got loads of "real life vendors" here, selling their stuff and talking about business, that do not violate the Vendor policies.

BTW, I see you're still here, advertising for the Migoyan Aircraft Bureau.


This is the last I"m gonna discuss DDI in this thread. We've already had multiple discussions on "why wasn't DDI - - - " and this thread is not the place to resume such.
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Just a example.
Could be any generic company name ppl commonly refer to said company as.

Ppl know apex is armory parts exchange and ddi is destructive devices "inc"

If I make it well known MIG is meant for what you say it is and try selling aircraft then I also will fall under this silly ass rule.

Rule don't make it right and you know it!
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Just a example.
Could be any generic company name ppl commonly refer to said company as.

Ppl know apex is armory parts exchange and ddi is destructive devices "inc"
. . . 'cept not everybody knows that ( not even all the members )

OTOH, "In Range, Inc" leaves nothing to the imagination.
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Petty semantics


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Old 07-17-2017, 01:50 PM   #122
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Just a example.
Could be any generic company name ppl commonly refer to said company as.

Ppl know apex is armory parts exchange and ddi is destructive devices "inc"

If I make it well known MIG is meant for what you say it is and try selling aircraft then I also will fall under this silly ass rule.

Rule don't make it right and you know it!
Bingo.

User FN_SCAR isn't a vendor for FN Scars commercially... it's just his name.
User Browning Hi Power isn't selling Hi Powers commercially... it's just his name.
User LordofWar isn't trying to sell copies of Lord of War... it's just his name.
MIKE U.S.N. isn't trying to recruit people into the Navy... it's just his name.
Oakley D isn't trying to sell sunglasses... it's just his name.
glockamolee isn't trying to sell Glocks or Avacodos... it's just his name.
And I'm pretty sure Okra isn't spamming veggies either.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #123
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Boys...

Busting Nails balls over the owner's wishes is just childish.

He didn't make the rules, but as the MP mod he's been asked to enforce it.

I have the utmost respect for Troy and his work, since he joined as "In Range, Inc" Jen changed the rules. His choice to either have Jen change his name, pay up as a vendor, or leave.

He made his choice and I can respect that.

Don't forget, this change came about as most of you post for free and band width cost bucks.

You upset about this? You only have to look as far as your title to see if your part of the costs, or part of the income that allows us to be a website.
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