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    marketing/services section

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by chris~, Jul 15, 2013.

    There were plans for a marketing/services section for late June.
    Are those plans still on the table, or have they been scrapped?
    I'm sorry if this has already been publicly discussed,
    but I can't find anything about it on the forums.

    If this was somehow forgotten over time, then I'll suggest this:
    A services section, as of now you can't provide services, even when they are free.
    A services section where you can provide free or paid services surrounding writing, publishing etc.
    I myself would suggest free services only.
    So for example, someone making book covers for free, for people who's stories aren't published,
    yet would like to post their stories online with a nice cover.
     
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    I don't recall any "plans", only a general discussion. I still believe it is a bad idea. There are good reasons for not permitting any advertising on this site.
     
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    Yet what would be the reason like service, located just on the forums?
    Like the example I gave.
     
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    main reason i can thnk of is that it would be a free trolling place [in the fishing sense of the word] for scammers...

    and i seriously doubt whether anyone on the site would have the time or ability or desire to work full time on vetting all who post there, to keep the trolls out...
     
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    It's been primarily discussion, but I may have suggested we'll have some way to satisfy this demand. I think if implemented properly it can be a valuable asset - but of course it also carries risks/negatives as you're aware.

    Right now I'm exploring a few options:

    - a aid marketplace, with a listing fee and admin approval
    - a forum where only established members can post (and maybe see) services, recommendations, etc. (free only)
    - a resource section for approved resources, moderated

    In reality I may end up implementing a combination of these for slightly different purposes.

    See above. I'm still looking into if and how I want to implement this. I'm in the process of preparing some major site upgrades - if there's a section for this sort of thing look for an announcement sometime after the upcoming upgrade.
     

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