madbeanpedals::forum

General => Global Annoucements => Topic started by: madbean on December 07, 2017, 07:16:52 PM

Title: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: madbean on December 07, 2017, 07:16:52 PM
Recently it has come to my attention that a member here was using more than one account. I don't recall if I ever explicitly stated this but that is a no-no and that should be obvious. Furthermore, this member's second account was affiliated with the sale of PCBs. Selling PCBs here is not a violation of the rules. I've made that completely clear over many years. But, not disclosing affiliations as it relates to a personal pedal-related business is against the rules. And, being deceitful about it (which happened in this case) gets you a ban. I don't like doing that but there has to be a reasonable amount of moderation here.

Just so it is clear-
-Do not register for more than one account.
-If you are selling stuff as part of a business that relates to DIY, pedal manufacturing, etc, then you need to disclose that in your signature. And, you are completely welcome here. We like you.
-It is totally okay to sell your own PCBs (or DIY related products) here provided they are your own designs and within the rules already spelled out (not a copy of someone else's PCB, or "original" project, etc).
-Lying to me is one of the few things that can get you banned...so please don't. Especially for totally unnecessary and dumb reasons that could have been avoided.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Scruffie on December 07, 2017, 07:38:22 PM
Whoops... in that case i've been a bit naughty with my signature, what about freelance work for a company, I do repairs for Analogman UK, do I need to include that?
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: madbean on December 07, 2017, 07:51:54 PM
Whoops... in that case i've been a bit naughty with my signature, what about freelance work for a company, I do repairs for Analogman UK, do I need to include that?

No need to go crazy. Any business affiliation that is long-term or a permanent relationship is plenty enough. We don't need people disclosing their entire CV. I only want this so members know who they are interacting with.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Scruffie on December 07, 2017, 08:03:22 PM
Groovy, the other ones have no impact on my posting.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: madbean on December 07, 2017, 08:09:10 PM
Just so everyone knows - I am a real softie. It takes work for me to bust out "rules" (I'm so anti-authoritarian it's almost sad). Just stick to the few simple rules of the forum and everything will be gravy.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: culturejam on December 07, 2017, 08:39:12 PM
Just so everyone knows - I am a real softie. It takes work for me to bust out "rules" (I'm so anti-authoritarian it's almost sad). Just stick to the few simple rules of the forum and everything will be gravy.

Ja, Ja, ObersturmfŁhrer Aldsworth. Das rules must be followed.  ;D
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: pickdropper on December 07, 2017, 09:13:47 PM
OK, full disclosure; I'm Sparticus, Jimmy Hoffa and the Lindberg baby.  I may or may not know the location of the Maltese Falcon.

That should cover most of it.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: timbo_93631 on December 08, 2017, 05:44:59 AM
Itís a good reminder nonetheless, I didnít have the pickups listed, and though the food forest is in its infancy, there it is in my disclosures.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 08, 2017, 06:12:15 AM
So.... was this person using their 1st account to hype up the PCBs being sold by their second account??  :-\
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: madbean on December 08, 2017, 06:16:45 AM
So.... was this person using their 1st account to hype up the PCBs being sold by their second account??  :-\

In so far as I can tell not exactly but perhaps just shy of that. The individual posted in the same thread under both accounts at least once.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: EBK on December 08, 2017, 07:02:18 AM
I've updated my signature to more clearly state my lack of affiliation, not even with Oatey, makers of fine paste flux.  ;) 

My avatar pic happens to be of a tin of flux that I've been using for over 20 years.  It's pretty scary looking inside:

(https://s2.postimg.org/qlqal04et/IMG_20170819_203151.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qlqal04et/)

 :o
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Scruffie on December 08, 2017, 07:07:35 AM
Apart from the resistors and metal it sort of looks like a chocolate biscuit.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: madbean on December 08, 2017, 07:11:12 AM
I've updated my signature to more clearly state my lack of affiliation, not even with Oatey, makers of fine paste flux.  ;) 

How strange. "Fine Paste Flux" is the name of my Hall and Oates cover band!
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Ralfg on December 08, 2017, 09:04:23 AM
I was hesitant to add my affiliation because, it's new and may not pan out, and I didn't have any intent to sell anything on this forum.  I wanted to keep my side project separate from all the learning I get here.  But, at the same time, this site, the Madbean projects and documentation, and all you gurus here are the reason why I am where I am and I was afforded an opportunity to design, build, and sell some pedals.  It's way more fun than my day job. 

I did suddenly realize that there were a few times that I suggested Nordstrand pickups to members here... I'm not at all affiliated with his pickups, I'm just really good friends with him and truly believe that his pickups the are bomb.  A real life fan boy.     

       
Title: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: jimilee on December 08, 2017, 10:44:42 AM
I wouldnít affiliate with anyone that would affiliate with me, I donít trust me. As groucho marx once said: I wouldnít be part of any club that would have me as a member.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: stringsthings on December 08, 2017, 12:00:44 PM
That's weird that someone would have two accounts and be active with both.  I'm no psychiatrist,
but it seems to me that it shows a lack of confidence in one's self.  And it's not cool.  But I'm just
an old fart that doesn't use a cell-phone and sees no need to have a facebook account.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - addendum
Post by: Ekimneets on October 11, 2018, 08:31:40 PM
Ralfg, I thought the same thing. I havenít sold a single pedal yet.

On the other hand, I think I would want to know if someone else was involved in the industry.

I donít know when Iím going to get over treading lightly and asking permission before posting things even vaguely related to what I do on the outside.

I have just been treated so well, almost without exception, by the members her that I loath getting sideways with anyone.

-Mike