OzBargain or OzAdvertising - Are Associated Posts Getting out of Control?
New deals page seems to have 30-50% 'Associated' posts at the moment, and getting worse. Amazon sellers are the main culprits, but random websites which have just popped up are doing it as well. Must be a 'How to Succeed in Online Business' e-course which tells you to post on OZB - Big Man Tyrone maybe?
I know there is a system whereby associated sellers get bans if their deals are crap (ie. not enough + votes over a number of deals), and you can block deals without X amount of + votes, but I really think more could be done to stop the associated/advertising posts. A pop-up seller on Amazon just wants the free advertising now.
Maybe something like the eBay posting guidelines but more general? Thoughts?