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With the new rules of allowing Kickstarter spam can they please be regulated to their own board? That way those interested in getting in on the ground floor with the best potato salad, etc can actively follow those campaigns. It would also give those that choose this site to promote their creations a designated space.

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  1. Yes, how about a promotions board? Folks can sell their wine/cake/bbq whatever, ask for money, etc and the rest of us can avoid or give them our credit card numbers as we see fit. Why go through the pretense of doing anything else but self-promotion on another board which has a non-monetary theme?

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Possibly the very best idea to deal with the influx of advertisers A thousand hearts for you as well.

      1. re: pinehurst

        Yes, a promotion board would be great too. Similar to the features or recipe boards it would be a great way to house them and easy for those looking for them to find instead or buried in a topical or regional board

        (notice how I am using all positive language? Trying the get more bees with honey approach….) :)

      2. Yes - this. A thousand hearts for you.

        1. A completely separate board for promotional posts, kickstarts, etc. is the best idea. They're still allowed to post blatantly promotional stuff; we're still allowed to ignore the entire board, should we choose to do so.

          A gazillion thumbs up to foodiex2 and pinehurst for their suggestions.

          1. I'm taking your suggestions to the main thread on this topic. It seems the best way to deal with this. Remember when we were all het up about the Q&A format? Wasn't that a good time in hindsight?

            1. Yes please confine it to it's own ghetto so those of us can ignore the spam at will.

              1. Well..... Good idea, but not if the idea of the existence of the promotions is to maximize site traffic and ad revenue. Quarantining them will largely defeat that purpose.

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                1. re: Midlife

                  I see your point, but I think that letting them post just anywhere will decrease traffic in the long run - the regulars here would stop coming if it fills up with spam and ads. Newer members would see spam and ads and not return. Keeping them all in one place will increase the new members (who may be just one-time spammers or shills), but some might wander around the site and participate as well without alienating the regulars.

                  All that being said, I love the community's reaction to this - it shows that this is a site that is well cared for and appreciated. I hope the mods aren't worn out from all this, as I doubt they have much say in the corporate policies.

                  1. re: NonnieMuss

                    I was being intentionally sarcastic. I can't shake the feeling that this is all about attracting traffic and isolating groups would seem to work against that goal.