Promote, Protest and Get Terminated

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 03, 2013

IPVM discussions are going great. In the first full month, we had 15,000+ reads, over 700 comments and 70 discussions posted. We have one problem that I simply will not tolerate - manufacturers promoting their products.

What's Promotional?

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Kills ***********

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Email *********** ******

** **** ** * *** * *********** ****, * ***** the ****** *** *** **** **** **** ** ******** ** promotional, *** **** ** **** ******* **. ** **** *** why ** ****** *********, * **** ** *******, ******* *** move **.

Do *** *******

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How ************* *** *******

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Comments (8)

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**, ******?

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