Companys paying folk to 'praise' their products online.....

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  1. marbles macrumors 68000

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    How much do you think that this go's on ?

    I for one think there may be more than a few Apple people on here for instance .....it's just some of the posts I read are , well , too positive toward Apple to be true , if you know what I mean ?!.

    Your thoughts...?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    There have been several times computer games companies have removed sponsorship and/or ads from sites that have given unfavourable reviews.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Shills. Everywhere.

    This post is bought to you by PG Tips. Delicious, natural and refreshing.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Posts, you say? Pah. Proper shills use their usernames to promote their products.

    Fancy something chocolatey with that cuppa, BV? :)
     
  5. calculus Guest

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    yes please...

    yes please...



    See, advertising does work.
     
  6. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    hehe , well I didn't really want to say but anyone fancy a game :p


    I noticed also a few times that when someone posts particular problems with certain items , the posts sometimes get dampened down by other people , it seems in order to diffuse the threads flow .
     
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  8. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I suppose its possible but I really doubt it.
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Smashing. :)



    Apple or their representatives check out these forums, there's no doubt about that, and they'd be crazy not to; these forums are a wealth of market research and feedback.

    However, to pay people to counter negative views is less likely, I feel. Fact is, for every opinion on this board there's a countervailing view. One person may have continual problems with machines, returning them time and time again... others have no problems at all, and I would think that they are in the majority in most instances.
     
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    HAHAHA I probably should get paid! ;) :apple: :D :cool:
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You get paid? I've been working here as a volunteer for 6 years and I get paid s***. :mad:

    I bet they'll still find a way to find me redundant (American: "get fired").
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    Certainly does. I'm off to Tescos for some value tomato soup right NOW!!!


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  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It does. Strangely bad hotel reviews when the place was excellent and vice versa. Comments that are hugely biased and come from posters with low post counts look fake to me, there were several in the Cocoa vs .NET thread on Arstechnica like that.

    Certainly on Arstechnica its a known issue that Microsoft does actually do this. Though I've never heard an accusation of Apple doing the same.
     
  15. calculus Guest

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    They pay me more than Campbell's ever did...





    ...mmm, Penguins!
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    I can't remember what I'm supposed to be selling...
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Construction?
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    So dodgy builders then :p.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    Aren't they all?

    Actually, I was referring to my username...
     
  20. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Seems to me that most of it is self promoting, so I guess newbies are paying themselves :rolleyes:

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  21. calculus Guest

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    Nor can I but can you sell me some of it?
     
  22. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah, you run a pet shop...
     
  23. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Do you take it them for walkies?
     
  24. Lau Guest

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    I'm not sure Clubcard vouchers count. ;)
     
  25. carlgo macrumors 68000

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