Escapades' Bike Tour to the Dordogne Region of France

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Richard Rosenthal (not verified)
What is our policy re: non-members advertising on the board?

Does the NYCC have a policy regarding use of its message board by non-members for advertising? Just wondering.

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el jefe (not verified)
Commercial posts

"From the ""Rules"" link:

Welcome to the New York Cycle Club Message Board

.... Commercial posts are not permitted however, individuals may post items for sale, offers for training services or privately (nonprofessional) organized bike tours.
Hopefully this post will remain up and people will boycott this company."

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Carol Wood (not verified)

...we could politely point this out to the gentleman, suggesting that he purchase an ad in our bulletin instead, then yank the post.

Personally, I find it useful to know about organized bike tours, even if I'm too cheap to pay for any of them. It's more of a cottage industry, which I don't mind supporting since it gives cyclists jobs. But these are subjective issues--I'm not saying they outweigh the interests of keeping our cyberterritory unpolluted by ads.

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
A Better way to find out about bicycle tour companies

Try the resources section on the NYCC website. There's a whole page devoted to travel which contain links to many, many tour companies. Users have the option of following the link and reading the advertising or not as opposed to the above method where users have no way of knowing they've opened a commercial post until they've read through it.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
I'm a little late to the party

"While a strict interpretation of the rules says nuke it as Jeff pointed out, I can understand Carol's point of view. I agree in part with all who've replied before I (Richard, Jeff, Carol and Tom).

Instead of turning the attention to msg brd admins like myself, I'll turn the table and point back to the thread creator. Proper etiquette dictates Michael Gould should have either consulted the ""rules"" link or check with someone at NYCC before posting such message or both. With this lacking of consideration, it tilts me in the way of making a concrete decision to nuke his post."

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