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Charlatans advertising on PF

  1. May 2, 2007 #1

    Mentz114

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    I was shocked to see this ad,
    http://www.dreammanifesto.com/wizard...FR8-EAoddnPhRw appearing in the Google section. Don't know whether to laugh or cry. I assume the forum has no control over this but it is almost insulting to have garbage like this advertised in a physics forum.

    Or is it a triumph of entrepreneurial spirit over mere truth ?
     
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  3. May 2, 2007 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    The admins have some control over it. Greg routinely bans crackpot ads. We just need for people to point them out. Policing the ads is too big a job for just a few people to do, so we rely on folks like you to help. Thanks for pointing this out.
     
  4. May 2, 2007 #3

    Mentz114

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    It's my pleasure, Tom. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that scams like this go on. Reading through the posts in this section for the first time I came across a mentor saying something like 'it's not our job to stop people making a buck from the gullible ...' - not a verbatim quote but that's what was meant.

    Brings to mind - 'If only the good were clever, and the clever good'.
     
  5. May 3, 2007 #4
    Ad has been removed. thanks!
     
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