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#1 edward smith

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:57 AM

I was in FB the other day and saw an add in reference to a book by Doctor Cranky that's supposed to be coming out. Anyone has more info on this?



#2 Greg Myers

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

Dr. Cranky. Stat!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

I'm sure we'll get lots of info here, even though advertising is (cough, cough) not allowed.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

I'm sure we'll get lots of info here, even though advertising is (cough, cough) not allowed.


Since when is mentioning a new product coming out on the market considered advertising ?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Its out and can be found by googling Styrene Stars by Dr. Cranky.  I agree with Mr. Yost totally.



#6 Harry P.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

For LDO and anyone else unclear of the forum rule...

 

Mentioning a new product here is perfectly ok. New products are talked about here all the time. In fact we have a big long thread going right now regarding the new Rat Roaster kit.

 

What's against the rules is selling any product directly here on the forum.

 

Example:

 

OK: I hear the new Pocher kit will be a Lamborghini, it looks pretty cool.

Not OK: I have the new Pocher kit for sale at $XXX, to order it from me, click here.



#7 Casey

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Since when is mentioning a new product coming out on the market considered advertising ?

 

I agree there's nothing wrong with mentioning a new product, be it created by a forum member or not, but I also understand where Lee's coming from, taking into account the first thirty second's of each video Virgil posts. There's almost never a clearly defined line between self-promotion, advertising, and genuinely wanting to share a new product, idea, or technique with fellow forum members, but I think Harry's post makes it clear. Leave the price and/or a direct link to purchase said product out of the post and there are no issues.

 

You can get the book directly from Virgil's website.



#8 Tom Kren

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Im so very happy to be included in this with so many great builders Check it out!!!!

 

styrenestars500x500-500x500.jpg

 

http://drcrankyslabr...5&product_id=81


Edited by Tom Kren, 11 February 2013 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

 Cool, wonder if i can get a autograph copy,



#10 The70judgeman

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

 Cool, wonder if i can get a autograph copy,

I think they all are and random copies by Eyegore too...his paw print. I've got mine ordered.



#11 Chuck Most

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

Im so very happy to be included in this with so many great builders

I feel the same way- I'm not worthy to hang out with the cats in this book!



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

"Leave the price and/or a direct link to purchase said product out of the post and there are no issues. You can get the book directly from Virgil's website:"

 

 

 

What's wrong with posting a link to a place where you can buy something as long it's not being directly offered as Harry described? I post links to eBay items and hobby sites all the time. In fact, you posted a direct link to Cranky's website.

 

Maybe I'm being too literal -- do you mean don't post a link to purchase a product if you're the seller? Kind of a fine line here.


Edited by sjordan2, 13 February 2013 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:28 PM


What's wrong with posting a link to a place where you can buy something as long it's not being directly offered as Harry described? I post links to eBay items and hobby sites all the time. In fact, you posted a direct link to Cranky's website.

 

Maybe I'm being too literal -- do you mean don't post a link to purchase a product if you're the seller? Kind of a fine line here.

 

The picture I posted, when clicked on, was a direct link to the website, which was unknown to me. I added the image so people could see what the book looks like, and we addressed the selling issue very thoroughly in another topic, so I removed the image and direct link.

 

And yes, it is a fine, blurry line, with no absolute answer for every possible scenario.



#14 Sixx

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Im so very happy to be included in this with so many great builders Check it out!!!!

 

styrenestars500x500-500x500.jpg

 

http://drcrankyslabr...5&product_id=81

Me too Tom!!!  Some AWESOME builders in this book!!!!  All of you!!!



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Come on Harry you give a link to a Pocher kit on the cheap and the it don't work!   What kind of example is that!! :blink:



#16 Harry P.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Come on Harry you give a link to a Pocher kit on the cheap and the it don't work!   What kind of example is that!! :blink:

 

I don't know what that means. What are you talking about?



#17 mikemodeler

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

Since when is mentioning a new product coming out on the market considered advertising ?

 

 

Donn, not to split hairs but if mentioning a new product is not considered advertising, what is it considered? What is the purpose of mentioning something if the end result is not to promote sales and awareness?

 

Advertising 101 was a long time ago for this kid (30+ years!) but I still remember some of the bullet points from that class!



#18 LDO

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

IMHO, a spam blitz is advertising.

#19 High octane

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:30 AM

Well if there's no selling allowed, Cranky can send us a copy of the book for FREE right?



#20 S. Svendsen

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Just got my copy in the mail. Very nice. Great work guys.