Identify paid contributors

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Since it seems that Management refuses to stop the practice of hiring article writers for this site, would you please at least consider the idea of marking the accounts in red, (much like moderators get an official, visible tag), identifying them as being Paid Contributors? This would at least offer your membership some level of transparency. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
    Banned
    One thing that seems to stand out about them is that most
    have a silly username, and they don't have sig files.
    Maybe they are even bots.
    Looks like they have been testing them in the test forum for months now.
    Maybe this is the end result.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I get what you are suggesting, but pretty much all you have to do is read their silly posts and they are outed, aren't they?
    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      I get what you are suggesting, but pretty much all you have to do is read their silly posts and they are outed, aren't they?
      Sure, but this would force a level of honesty, much as paid ads are required by law to be identified as such.
  • Profile picture of the author Agoge Master
    Banned
    Do you suppose it may be easier to identify the unpaid contributors?
  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Remember the poor warrior who was gussying about the changes going to happen because he met the WF on there Junket tour of the US and guess what???? nada not a thing except the OT has gone guess that will be the new Article dump from now on!

    Jason
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Legit forum profiles are the new minority by design.

    Welcome to change.
  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
    Administrator
    Just an update here. All of our admin and moderator accounts are now tagged and our names should appear bolded and in red. Due to how we cache things, it might take a while to propagate to older pages, but it should appear eventually.

    We're not currently running any paid contributions, and I'll make sure that we tag any while I'm here. I don't really think that sort of thing belongs in the main forum anyway, it'd be more like blog content.
  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Thank you, Tim, and thank you for restoring this thread.

    Are you saying that "Members" like neshaword are no longer paid contributors?
    • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
      Administrator
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      Are you saying that "Members" like neshaword are no longer paid contributors?
      We're not currently paying anyone for contributions, and that includes neshaword. As best as I can tell we haven't gotten any paid contributions for at least a couple of months.

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