- May 11, 2005I don't like to define rules, but I deleted a posting that offered
items for sale with prices listed. My definition of "spam", always
prohibited here, includes any unsolicited attempts at selling products.
While the items in the deleted posting were definitely relevant to the
group, advertising products for sale on a Yahoo! group isn't allowed by
Yahoo!, nor would I prefer to see the group looking like a flea market.
However, if individuals just list the items available (of relevance to
the group) and encourage interested parties to contact them for more
information, that's fine--but identifying items with prices is, and
always has been, something that the seller should post in an
appropriate location away from the group. This would also apply to
bands selling their CDs; you can plug the CD all you want (if it's
relevant), post a link or whatever, but please don't include pricing or
ordering info on your posting in the group. It's an easily-avoided
difference, and you can convey the info you want without being literal.
If that person would like to repost the list of items (minus any kind
of specific pricing), feel free. Thanks.
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