Interesting sponsored links in posts on rival forum

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by lenwhistler, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. I'm sure EliteTrader has seen this, but I thought I would mention it. A trading forum I go to once in awhile has added a new feature to the posts that will turn keywords into links to sponsers.

    An example post:
    "I'm looking for a forex broker. I trade options now but would like to try a forex mini-account."

    Would end up like:
    "I'm looking for a forex broker. I trade options now but would like to try a forex mini-account."

    The red underlined words then would be links to a paid sponsor, and all replies would also be affected. I think they are testing this, but I find it very distracting.
  2. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    There are certain types of advertisements that are downright intrusive and/or annoying, and I put that type of advertising in that category.

    I hate that stuff myself which is why I refuse to do it here.
  3. Thanks.
  4. But this trash you approve of and let them post it and then you lock it and keep it a sticky for maximum exposure? Somebody who has ONE god damn post just to spam us but you allow him to spam us only because he GIVES YOU MONEY !!!!!!!
  5. TGregg


    OMG! How Horrible!!!! It's clear that you should immediately remove this site from your favorites and never return! Such a post in the heavily trafficked classified forum, holy moly how will you ever recover?!?!

    I dunno how some people manage to turn their computers on without electrocuting themselves to death. They must log in from the library or something.
  6. traderob


  7. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    Please tell me you're not serious. I think that's got to be the dumbest post I've seen in a long time.

    Guess what? His paid ad is what allows you to be able to use this site for free. It's not a difficult concept to grasp.
  8. Bsulli


    Hmm.....You could start a whole new forum dedicated to the dumbest post! lol

    Baron haven't you read some of the posts on ET? Concepts and grasping don't always go hand and hand for some of the members.:D