The Billy Mays(es) of PoA

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  1. timwinters

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    I've long suspected that a few members here are paid by various aviation businesses to covertly pitch their product every time it gets mentioned.

    I try to ignore it but it seems so obvious in some cases. They chime in like a major league fan-boy every time the product is mentioned. What does the group think about this practice if it is indeed going on?

    Personally, I think it's a chicken chit of both parties involved.
     
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    It’s a lil annoying. Nothing that’s difficult to ignore though. Nothing I’ve ever considered starting a thread over. NTTAWWT.
     
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    I don't have an issue with it. I don't see the harm. Of course, if you are talking about the Maui guy, the community brutally shut him down, so I guess there is a line.
     
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    OK, who works for Apple.... lol. ;)
     
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    Yup. As long as it's in classified I'm good with it. I just ignore it if it bugs me. Unless it's over the top like Maui Wowie.
     
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    It's not just in the classifieds, it's all over the forum. Anytime certain products and/or services are mentioned the same fan-boys come running to hype it.

    It not likely that anything can be done about it. I just find it extremely disappointing. People come here for information and honest opinions and these Tools degrade the value of this site by breaking that trust.
     
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    Like who and what product? I ask out of ignorance (probably because I can only afford to fix what I have and buy fuel, no newfangled stuff).
     
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    This thread is brought to you by Carl's Jr.
     
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    I get no kickbacks from anyone nor do I work for any commercial company (anymore and besides, I don't work for companies that target consumers. Can you afford a $6 billion C&C system?) but when someone asks for a recommendation about a product or service I've used and am a happy customer ( eg Dr Bruce, PSengineering audio panels) I'll chime in. If I'm not happy, I'll offer my comments in a private note to the person asking.
     
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    I do like the "Five Airplanes for Sale for under 25K" post and the link does take you to an external website. I really don't see much harm in a post such as that.
     
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    I enjoy them too and that's absolutely NOT what I'm talking about.
     
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    Should I be offended?

    A lot of folks only scratch the surface when talking about anything on here.

    (I wish I was paid)
     
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    I prefer Hardee’s.
     
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    I agree; with fresh products, friendly people, and gosh darn it, THE best food at prices a family can feel good about, what's not to like?

    Seriously go eat at Carl's Jr.

    Please?
     
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    Dominos delivers. Carl’s Jr. won’t do that.
     
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    I think some cleaning products and ground school software get mentions outside of the classifieds.

    Nothing approaches the amount of Fore Flight worship.
     
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    Yeah but FF deserves it. Besides the number of folks who praise it are legion and not just a couple of individuals always weighing in on particular products. I’m still trying to figure out for certain which ones Tim’s referring to but I have seen a bit of it on here.
     
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    Walter Atkinson use to be very very guilty of this.
     
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    Not if they're planting paid fan-boys here.
     
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    You can get paid for saying how much you like ForeFlight? I wish someone would have told me. I’ve been giving it away.

    Gary
     
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    Yes. It bothers me greatly when people talk about how amazing Amsoil is, especially knowing that you can purchase it from me at a huge discount if you are interested.

    I just can’t stand it. So much, that I welcome anyone to PM me if they are interested.
     
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    How can I get paid for saying FF works??

    I'm not getting paid, but it is one app I use nearly daily. I get weather. Also useful on commercial flights (where am I? What am I looking at?). It even lets me plan on looking at cool things, like volcanoes. I can't control the flight path, but I can make an educated guess about what I will be able to see, and the approximate timing. And yes, I sometimes use it for my own flight planning and navigation.

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    Amsoil is the greatest product ever. It's the only one I ever use.

    and by the way, see you at work on Monday, boss.
     
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    What on earth is amsoil?

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
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    Mods please delete this; I won't have such slanderous language... I mean... non-aviation content on a pilot web site. Am I right? Who's with me?!?!
     
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    Honestly I have no idea. I just work here. And promote it here.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    you're just east of Portland, S of Mt St helens (closest) and Mt. Rainier (farther). looks like this was taken this summer, say August or September? Had you looked south, you'd have gotten a couple more mountains :)
     
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    I assume dominoe's delivers to get the "food" away from the restauarant as soon as possible. like opening a window if you fart to let it out
     
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    You're pretty close for time. That was taken 28 July 2017. The further mountain is Mt. Adams, I was north of Portland, looking nearly due east.

    I was supposed to just go to Portland, then they had me go to Beijing just before Portland. So I had to go KSFO to KSEA, and then drive to Portland. I got to see pretty much all the volcanoes from Shasta north, including Crater Lake. I got a couple of snaps of Hood, here is one with the Columbia River. If you click on the pictures, it takes you to a page; scroll down and you can see a small map showing where I was when I took the pictures.

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    Here is Rainier:

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    Why do you keep saying that?
     
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    I'm in!

    Jimmie Johns delivers. Yeah. :cool:
     
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    thanks for the info! it's a gorgeous time and place to fly
     
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    Even if it means a runway incursion on the way to the tower at FCM
     
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    :eek: so a delivery to tower, they let him slide?