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Why do people think it's ok........ (vent mostly)

to cruise the answers section, and send a message advertising their book to anyone asking a question that might be remotely related to that topic. Ugh, I'm disgusted. I ask questions to talk with other mothers, if I wanted to read a book on the subject, I'd be cruising Amazon. This should be a spam-free environment.


Asked by Kimedbs at 7:38 AM on May. 18, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • I agree. I can't stand when people come here to advertise!

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:33 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I've gotten those and the "you seem very smart, so sell our product" *insert eye roll here* it's almost worse than the trolls somedays

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 8:12 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I have never had this happen to me. I have offered a book or two in my answer although I usually answer the question and then tell them this is a book that helped me. Also sometimes people are looking for a book that will help so I offer that. I understand that you want to talk with a person although sometimes a book can help just as well.

    Good Luck and sorry for your frustration.

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:00 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Yeah, you should report them its not allowed.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 8:04 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • What I receved was a message saying these Mom's don't know what they're talking about, buy my book.

    Comment by Kimedbs (original poster) at 8:09 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I agree...

    Answer by rowej at 8:14 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • How annoying! I'm not sure why they think it is ok. They sound pretty desperate, though.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:47 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • They are using their cafe mom account to sell people stuff.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 8:53 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I agree with you. I have suggested books to other moms on this forum as, sometimes, the solution to their issue is more complicated than fits in this little box. I don't feel that it's spam to promote someone else's book.


    Answer by JSD24 at 7:54 AM on May. 18, 2011

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