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"Join John McCain" Ad???

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by ktn4eg, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    I'm a little confused about why such an overtly political advertisement is now appearing on Baptist Board.

    If someone wishes to "join" John McCain, such is that individual's free choice; however, I do question whether Baptist Board should be the format through which that person is encouraged to do so.

    Comments?
     
  2. Pastor Larry

    Pastor Larry <b>Moderator</b>

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    How is that any different from threads about joining any other campaign? I don't think the BB picks the advertisers specifically. They are content driven.
     
  3. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

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    I never see ads, they're blocked. :godisgood:
     
  4. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    Forgive me if I tend to view what's discussed in a thread as different than what appears as a public advertisement on BB.

    While I'm aware of the fact that BB probably doesn't always have that much to say up front about what ads should or should not appear on its pages, to me this particular ad is just a little over-the-top.

    I have nothing per se against John McCain and/or his campaign for POTUS. Given the total crop of current candidates for that office, IMHO we certainly could do worse than McCain as CinC.

    As I see it, that isn't the point.

    To me, the point of raising this is that an advertisement such as this that appears in a prominent public location on BB carries with it the perception that BB is somehow connected with the McCain campaign--something that I am quite sure is NOT the case.

    The BB Administrators and Moderators have my deepest respect. I simply to not wish to have BB wrongly identified as appearing to endorse something that to me is not in the best interests of this forum.
     
  5. Analgesic

    Analgesic New Member

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    At least we can agree on using Firefox!
     
  6. Baptist in Richmond

    Baptist in Richmond Active Member

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    As long as there are advertisers, the board is free.
    Are we going to go "Bill O'Reilly" and start harrassing advertisers?
    :laugh:

    Regards, hope all is well in Music City,
    BiR
     
  7. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

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    How did you know i use Firefox? That's a serious question.
     
  8. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

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    Advertisers have nothing to do with the board being free.
     
  9. Baptist in Richmond

    Baptist in Richmond Active Member

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    :rolleyes:
    I have an outstanding post directed at you in another forum where you introduced me into the discussion where I was not even participating, and this is the one to which you reply? Um, okay.

    Since you responded so definitively, perhaps you could enlighten us as to the source of income for the bandwidth and infrastructure for the board.

    Regards anyway,
    BiR
     
  10. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

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    Sites like this become valuable because of the amount of traffic that it retains. When sites such as this reaches a certain level of traffic advertisers want to buy space. Advertisemsnts do not keep it free, traffic does. If you want more details than that you will have to ask andrew. And i do not have any concern over your other post filled with excess drama.
     
  11. Analgesic

    Analgesic New Member

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    Well, Opera seemed a stretch...
     
  12. Baptist in Richmond

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    Traffic does not pay the bills.

    Yeah, right. That statement is rather revealing....
     
  13. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    What ad?:confused:

    I can't believe anyone even glances at them.
     
  14. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    The ad to which I referred appeared on BB on Sunday evening, July 22, 2007.

    Hopefully, by now the BB "powers that be" have removed it.
     
  15. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Do you have a site and a forum? Do you know what it costs to have one. Do you know why advertisers want to advertise on sites?


    Hosting a site of this nature costs about 10.00 a month. The software costs about 10 times that but it is a annual fee for liscencing. Advertisers will not do so on sites with limited members and limited traffic. Unless your actually involved in such it isn't a good idea to assume out loud.
     
  16. Baptist in Richmond

    Baptist in Richmond Active Member

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    Yes on all counts.

    You didn't note anything about the hardware involved, the connection you need to the Net, and the storage that is required to store all of the posts to the discussion.

    Here's a tip: if you are going to hurl contumely at me, please use correct grammar. "Your" is the possessive case of the pronoun "you," while "you're" is the contraction for "you are." After all: English is your first language, isn't it?
     
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