1) These kinds of marketing methods have "contextual ethics." They GAME the system, without regard for laying waste to the marketEE's innocence, in the process. In these marketers' minds, there's no harm in (basically) DUPING the consumer, in the process of getting the bux. But, here's the thing, when you read these methods, you get the distinct impression that the auther HAS NO IDEA he/she is crossing into the red zone. Or if they are aware, it doesn't produce remorse -- just a smirk.
2) This other kind of marketer DOES pay attention to "true north" ethics. He/she is involved with WORKING the system. Here too, you can tell THIS attitude instantly upon reading the methods.
Even though I feel the #1 kind of marketer is in the wrong, there would be no sense in pointing it out, because they DO NOT have any idea they are involved in what amounts to (imo) con-artistry. They just BULLDOZE right along, completely unaware.
Anyone else get these differing inner, philosophical "twinges" when learing about the various IMing meothds out there?
The difference between WORKING the system, and GAMING the system.
After buying wso's, I often realize what they are advocating doing, and think to myself, "You want me to do WHAT!?! You're kidding, right?!?"
Some people get the differences, and (I guess) some people don't. It's as simple (and disappointing) as that.
PS: Don't get me wrong there are MANY, MANY wso's that are totally ethics-approved! What gets me is, the ones that I find questionable are authored by VERY INTELLIGENT people, who seemingly have NO IDEA they are crossing the line! THAT'S the real puzzler!
PPS: Let me clarify -- I'm saying the METHODS in the wso's in question can sometimes be born of dubious ethics. I'm not saying these marketers are duping us warriors -- I'm saying the methods they show in the wso's sometimes cross the line (imo!!!).