> 
> > On Mar 8, 2004, at 10:17 AM, JJB wrote:
> >> My web spider robot found this web site which is not on any of the
> >> search engines yet.
> >> www.a1poweruser.com
> >> Looks like it offers what you want in the way of user-friendly
> >> step-by-step instructions to installing FBSD.
> >
> > Please do not astroturf the FreeBSD mailing lists.
> >
> > By endorsing your own commercial site as if you had no connection with
> > it, you are violating 15 U.S.C. 52, see
> > http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/guides/endorse:
> >
> > "255.5 Disclosure of material connections.
> >
> > When there exists a connection between the endorser and the seller of
> > the advertised product which might materially affect the weight or
> > credibility of the endorsement (i.e.,  the connection is not reasonably
> > expected by the audience) such connection must be fully disclosed. [
> > ... ]"
> >
> > --
> > -Chuck
> 
> 
> As a relatively newcomer to these lists, I was wondering who is correct in
> their ideas? The guy who introduced his nifty "spider bot" or the guy
> telling us all that the other guy is breaking a law.  I don't like getting
> mixed up in flamewars or even minor skirmishes, I just want to know what
> the moderator thinks about this and the ethical conditions that are
> touched...
> Also are these kinds of posts tolerated?

Don't worry.   Soon they will get bored and go try to dig in
some other sandbox, or else their mommies will tell them it
is time to come in for lunch.

Then things will quiet down again and people can get some
usefule work done again.

////jerry

> 
> Rommel
> 
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