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Jon Ormsby
(Phantom) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Apologies if anyone was offended by my post on 07/22/2007 11:01:20 MDT Print View

apologies, post removed by author...

Edited by Phantom on 07/24/2007 13:21:59 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: on 07/22/2007 11:23:55 MDT Print View

You point us enthusiastically to this company, but you don't mention anything about your personal experience with it. "A line of gear will be coming as well" -- your thread reads like stealth advertising!

EDIT: Just did a search on your handle -- you have 14 posts in total - 12 of them selling gear and 1 touting the above site!

Edited by ben2world on 07/22/2007 11:30:41 MDT.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: on 07/22/2007 13:05:01 MDT Print View

Interesting idea--you don't see the guide thing very much on the east coast. A guided hike of the Long Trail is $2750... $10/mile. Good luck. Hope y'all get some satisfied customers.

Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Re: Re: on 07/22/2007 13:41:37 MDT Print View

It might be appropriate to indicate that you are one of the three principles involv3e in

Good luck,

Dondo .

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Advertising on 07/22/2007 13:55:48 MDT Print View


I'm not sure about the policies of this forum, but your two identical posts at TLB have already been caught and deleted by the moderators.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA on 07/22/2007 20:11:59 MDT Print View

Commercial posts are fine on the BPL 'GearDeals' forum if you offer a sale or coupon. But not on this particular forum.
Good luck.

Jon Ormsby
(Phantom) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Re: on 07/24/2007 07:05:54 MDT Print View

As the website states, I am involved with Hikeu, however I have no financial stake in the company, and thought I'd use my knowledge of these forums to spread the word that this service is (and gear will be) available. As I said originally, I know most people on this subscription site don't need a guide on any trail, but you may know people who admire what you've learned to do (hike), and wouldn't know where or how to get started.

As a member of this site for several years now, I come here to find out the scoop on all types of new things related to backpacking and equipment, and wouldn't be offended by someone from the community informing you of a new product or service. I hope you all feel the same way. I did not intend this as spam, just some word of mouth from a long-distance hiker who has been a part of the backpacking community for years. Perhaps I should have chosen my words better originally, and posted to a different section. Again, my apologies.

Edited by Phantom on 07/24/2007 16:13:32 MDT.

Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast is SPAM on 07/24/2007 12:24:32 MDT Print View

This IS spam and it has already been sacked from other forums where you showed up as a first-time poster or unregistered guest and SPAMMED the site.

It also violates the rules of the forums here as noted in item seven of the prohibited posting issues stated in forum policies here:

"You agree not to submit, upload or post to a chat/message board any content which:

7) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services."

You are part owner in the company. Your site solicits for the sale of services and will soon offer goods as well. It seems very cut and dry to me.

If you want to advertise, do what others do: contact the administrators and pay for an advertising link, instead of SPAMMING the site for free advertising.

Edited by Bearpaw on 07/24/2007 12:35:59 MDT.

Russell Swanson
(rswanson) - F

Locale: Midatlantic
Re: is SPAM on 07/24/2007 15:17:40 MDT Print View

Well said, Shawn.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: is SPAM on 07/24/2007 15:23:11 MDT Print View

I just got a PM from OP, and I suspect everyone who has posted above did as well.

Good to know that OP understands where we are all coming from -- and that BPL is meant to be an ad-free forum.

I wish OP the best in his business venture, and hope he will be a regular participant here.