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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by toussi1, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. toussi1

    toussi1 Guest

  2. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    Black text on dark grey background... maybe they need to light it up
    with some of their leds.
  3. Hmm, I get grey background and white text, for what it's worth since they
    appear to be "Bunny hunting" :)

    Cheers ......... Rheilly P

    Where theres a will, I want to be in it.
  4. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Which bit Dave ?

  5. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    What I don't appreciate is the practice of spamming the newsgroups in order to
    advertise a web site.

    Of course the info is designed to sell their product. It's called advertising.
    How better to make their products and presence known than on a web site.

    Please tell... what is misleading about the information on the web site? Have
    you bought any of their products and found them to be inferior or otherwise not
    as avertised? If not, then I submit that you are a spammer as well.

    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the

    Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant.
  6. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    I take it that was Dave P you were replying to - not me ... !!! d;~}

  7. I take it that's directed at me?

    Well, it will have to be from memory since the site's not now available

    It doesn't give general advice on LEDs but simply the ones they sell.
    Then things like LEDs can't be used on AC, and that those with built in
    resistors are better value than plain ones.
    Err, the subject was DIY LED guide. That could be a useful facility for
    many if genuine and comprehensive. But it's simply an ad.
    Oh yes? How many spammers reply to newsgroup posts? And how many include a
    genuine e-mail address? ;-)
  8. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    Your statement that the information on the site was misleading and designed to
    sell their product was what I was bringing into question. I was curious as to
    your motive for making the statement.

    I looked at the web site in question, and there does seem to be a decent
    discussion of LED applications, mounting techniques, etc. Granted, the site
    would appeal more to the novice, but the info presented there is pretty general,
    not applying just to their products (although it is slanted towards use of their
    Their mention of the use of LEDs on AC specifically states that they can't be
    hooked directly across wall power, and is absolutely correct. Unless you use
    some sort of circuitry to limit voltage and current, damage will ensue.

    And that's all I have to say about that. (Forrest Gump)

    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the

    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
  9. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    The OP seems to imply that one would get a general discussion of LED's
    for the beginner. The actual site gives little information about LED's.
    It's simply a catalog with applications. It doesn't give any
    information on how to use LED's that do not come out of their warehouse,
    or general info on how LED's work...the implication of the OP.

    That would be spam.

  10. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    This sort of thing can be bad in a group, or good. I don't necessarily
    reject all advertising as bad, but it's a case of where you draw the line,
    and I guess that officially, it has to be at zero tolerance, although that
    is to some extent academic in a group that has not been set up to be
    moderated, so has no intrisic mechanism to kill such posts.

    I don't really like it when companies 'spam' a group with their adverts,
    particularly when they are doing it spread-shot to many groups where their
    products have no relevance. On the other hand, occasionally, a component
    supplier or info supplier or whatever, whose products or services might be
    useful to group members, does pop up on here. If that supplier or
    manufacturer has a genuine desire to help the electronics business - and not
    all are rogues and charlatans just out to make a fast buck off of internet
    fools - then should we condemn that supplier for trying ? Also, I don't have
    a problem when a genuine non-commercial person, posts a link to the website
    of a supplier or manufacturer that they've found useful or helpful, or whose
    products or services they feel would be useful to the group in general. It's
    a fine line to be sure ...


  11. My attitude is that its ok to reply to someone's request for a part or
    service, but not to post blatant ads. If someone requests a source for,
    say, a transistor or IC they need, there should be no problem for
    someone to post a message stating, "Yes, we have XX in stock, and the
    price is $x.xx each, plus shipping (And stating which country's currency
    the price is in)" or something in that vein. That is participating in
    the newsgroup, but the ones that loudly proclaim, "We have every part
    ever made and you will never be able to deal with anyone else" are just
    low life spammers.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  12. Given the OP hasn't joined in it's safe to assume it's just spam. ;-)
    An honest post from the company involved doesn't seem so bad, somehow.

    However, the best way to do it is for a tech from the company to answer a
    few questions on LEDs, etc, and include a link to the site. But that
    requires effort...
  13. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Yes, I think that sums it up quite well.

  14. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Arfa Daily wrote:
    Yes it does, with the caveat that the subject line be scrupulously
    honest. In this case, the post promised 'information' when in fact, the
    site was specifically designed to 'sell', not inform.


  15. Oh no! Now I've done it! I have Arfa agreeing with me! ;-)

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
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