About 'Fake' Promotional Posts

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
We've had a number of these recently, and I've discussed it with the moderators. The situation arises when somebody creates an account and pretends to be a curious customer of a Kickstarter, product, or game in order to promote their own product (often in a forum other than the one we set aside for promotional posts).

We absolutely do support people who have gaming kickstarters who want to post about them - we have a forum for precisely that, and you can also contact @Egg Embry and be included in our weekly Kickstarter column. We also talk about Kickstarters on our podcast. We are very much on the side of supporting you and your project.

Unfortunately, we have noted that some people use misleading positioning to post as if they are some unrelated party asking questions. Misleading our users is wrong. We will not support Kickstarters or other producers who mislead us, or our members. We want to support you and your Kickstarter, but please don't try to trick us.

If you are the creator of or are involved with a Kickstarter you are promoting, you must disclose that.

If we find that you are misleading EN World members in this way, you can expect to find us unwilling to help promote your Kickstarter in other ways. You can also expect moderator action. Depending on the degree, we might give you chance to change your post, but we might not.
 
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raysosher

Ray Sosher
We've had a number of these recently, and I've discussed it with the moderators. The situation arises when somebody creates an account and pretends to be a curious customer of a Kickstarter, product, or game in order to promote their own product (often in a forum other than the one we set aside for promotional posts).

We absolutely do support people who have gaming kickstarters who want to post about them - we have a forum for precisely that, and you can also contact @Egg Embry and be included in our weekly Kickstarter column. We also talk about Kickstarters on our podcast. We are very much on the side of supporting you and your project.

Unfortunately, we have noted that some people use misleading positioning to post as if they are some unrelated party asking questions. Misleading our users is wrong. We will not support Kickstarters or other producers who mislead us, or our members.

If we find that you are misleading EN World members in this way, you can expect to find us unwilling to help promote your Kickstarter in other ways. You can also expect moderator action. Depending on the degree, we might give you chance to change your post, but we might not.
Completely understand the rules.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
The sad part is that the people who need to read this the most aren't going to. The regular posters should (in theory) behave better. The new fake accounts aren't here!
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
If we post a warning about an official policy, they become aware of how this will be dealt with, and are less likely to give us a runaround or argument over it if they get caught.
 

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