Should this post be yanked before or after penis-enlargement-pills? April 23, 2003 4:25 PM   Subscribe

So this thread isn't exactly an advertisement, but it does link to a site whose actual purpose seems to be to sell some sort of penis-enlargement-pill.

I'm not saying that the post should get yanked, but I am wondering whether content whose purpose is to advertise a product should really be the subject of a front page post.
posted by bshort to Etiquette/Policy at 4:25 PM (13 comments total)

I agree. It's plainly an ad for that herbal enlargement product disguised as a health article, not unlike those awful "Jamie Ireland" sex advice advercolumns in the back of FHM. (Anyone who's spent any time at Photodisc will recognize the "columnist's" head shot from the first month or two.)
posted by MegoSteve at 6:09 PM on April 23, 2003


a site whose actual purpose seems to be to sell some sort of penis-enlargement-pill.

It's plainly an ad for that herbal enlargement product disguised as a health article


I think they're selling access to an on-line manual, presumably with "techniques" that make your johnson bigger, as opposed to a pill of some kind. I point this out to be pedantic.
posted by Hildago at 7:17 PM on April 23, 2003


It's still freakish and absurd, spam or no, and therefore interesting.
posted by xmutex at 7:40 PM on April 23, 2003


Many of the sites posted are for products or services, but they are still cool.
The hats for cats, bikinis, car crash bonsia, all are links to sites hoping to get your money, but they are still interesting.
posted by Iax at 8:11 PM on April 23, 2003

This post was deleted for the following reason: it's a fucking spam site
I love those reasons for deletion.
posted by dg at 9:06 PM on April 23, 2003


> it's a fucking spam site

Oh wow. Can you imagine some kind of global blacklist but not just for email? Say you're going to buy something online and before you make your purchase you click on a little "Investigate" button on your browser.

www.4men.com
--Known Spammers

Kiss that sale goodbye!

Its an old idea really. There was a lot of talk a couple years back about net enabled PDAs that would scan product barcodes at stores and give you the low-down of the corporations producing the items. If the database existed it could probably be done with a Sidekick and a bar code scanner attachment today.
posted by skallas at 12:46 AM on April 24, 2003


There was a lot of talk a couple years back about net enabled PDAs that would scan product barcodes at stores and give you the low-down of the corporations producing the items.

I love this idea, except for the whole having-to-buy-a-PDA-first thing.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:42 AM on April 24, 2003


Yeah, how exactly would you scan your perspective bar scanner and PDA for corporate info if you didn't have the equipment already? I wouldn't want to buy a shitty company's product after all!
posted by Pollomacho at 8:16 AM on April 24, 2003


Does anybody know if the pills/technique works? Please email me. Thx.
posted by vito90 at 8:54 AM on April 24, 2003


MetaTalk: I point this out to be pedantic.

[first time. last time. i swear.]
posted by *burp* at 11:03 AM on April 24, 2003


Heh. He said "yank".
posted by gottabefunky at 1:48 PM on April 24, 2003


>I wouldn't want to buy a shitty company's product after all!

That's the best part. We can build absurd emotional relationships with whatever company we went with.

Windows! No, Mac! No, Linux!
posted by skallas at 9:15 PM on April 24, 2003


Yeah, how exactly would you scan your perspective bar scanner and PDA for corporate info if you didn't have the equipment already? I wouldn't want to buy a shitty company's product after all!

Remember CueCat? They were a shitty company that'd send you equipment for free.
posted by Vidiot at 12:42 AM on April 25, 2003


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