Advertising not recommending?

TonyBurton replied on 20/07/2019 16:48

Posted on 20/07/2019 16:48

I thought Club Together was a good place to recommend places that have given us good service or made our caravan trip more enjoyable. I was frustrated to find my discussion on sailing on the River Fal was edited because I mentioned the name of the boat hire company. Can we not mention  suppliers or restaurants or local attractions by name?

Community Manager Comment:

Hi there, please see my comment https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-together/discussions/welcome-hobby-talk/how-to-use-club-together/advertising-ot-recomending/?p=5 and please feel free to email communitymanager@camc.com with info so we can edit your original post. Many thanks. 

moulesy replied on 20/07/2019 16:54

Posted on 20/07/2019 16:54

That's a good point you've raised, Tony. I didn't read the review you mentioned, but given the number of - very useful - mentions of pubs, restaurants etc given in reviews I can't see how mentioning a specific tour company would be objected to.

Might I suggest you email Ro to find out exactly why your post was edited in the first place?

Tinwheeler replied on 20/07/2019 17:07

Posted on 20/07/2019 17:07

I have to say I was amazed at that edit. Is it really any different to people naming a nearby pub as doing good food or even naming a bus company or caravan dealership? I thought the ruling was that we must not advertise for personal gain.

Good advice from Moulesy.

Wherenext replied on 20/07/2019 18:58

Posted on 20/07/2019 18:58

What a ridiculous piece of moderation.

Perhaps we can have an official explanation just so that we members know the rules. Do we now have to be careful when recommending a pub, " It's the building selling beer next to Post Office in High Street".

Maybe we have to be judicious in mentioning specific caravans or motorhomes or take diwn threads such as "Aldi Camping Special". As I said, Ridiculous!

 

brue replied on 20/07/2019 19:05

Posted on 20/07/2019 19:05

I have never understood it either, lots of us do links to various web sites and it would be helpful to have clarification. smile 

JVB66 replied on 20/07/2019 19:19

Posted on 20/07/2019 17:07 by Tinwheeler

I have to say I was amazed at that edit. Is it really any different to people naming a nearby pub as doing good food or even naming a bus company or caravan dealership? I thought the ruling was that we must not advertise for personal gain.

Good advice from Moulesy.

Posted on 20/07/2019 19:19

I have tried what seemed to get a response about a site reviewsurprised

nelliethehooker replied on 20/07/2019 20:22

Posted on 20/07/2019 18:58 by Wherenext

What a ridiculous piece of moderation.

Perhaps we can have an official explanation just so that we members know the rules. Do we now have to be careful when recommending a pub, " It's the building selling beer next to Post Office in High Street".

Maybe we have to be judicious in mentioning specific caravans or motorhomes or take diwn threads such as "Aldi Camping Special". As I said, Ridiculous!

 

Posted on 20/07/2019 20:22

I've reported your post WN, as it too mentions a High Street brand.wink

Wonder what sort of response it gets?