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Mike McGee
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      02-18-2004

FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
For a COMPLETE DVD review with detailed into, screen shots, etc.,
please visit the direct link:
http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=641



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Marc
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      02-18-2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:30:49 GMT, Mike McGee
<admin@_removenospam_thedigitalreview.com> wrote:

>FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
>For a COMPLETE DVD review with detailed into, screen shots, etc.,
>please visit the direct link:
>http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=641
>
>Here is a list of some of our other recent DVD reviews:


[ snipped long list of DVDs ]

Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
financially benefits you.

How much money you make via Amazon each month?

If you would be fair, you would be doing a price-comparison on your
site, but you are only interested in leading visitors to Amazon, it
seems.

I guess we shall be glad that ebay or amazon themselves haven't
discovered Usenet yet for their product-announcements?

Usenet will be going down the tubes this way. Yeah, I understand all
your motives...still sucks. Imagine everybody acted like you.
 
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Mike McGee
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      02-18-2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Marc
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
> Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
> financially benefits you.


Get your facts straight. This DVD review wasn't crossposted to OVER
three newsgroups. It was properly cross posted to three EXACT
newsgroups, all of which are specific to the Frasier DVD being
reviewed. (alt.tv.frasier, alt.video.dvd, rec.video.dvd.titles)

> How much money you make via Amazon each month?


Not enough to even cover the web hosting fees since every DVD review
has screenshots which take up bandwidth. I'm not complaining, but hey,
you asked.

>
> If you would be fair, you would be doing a price-comparison on your
> site, but you are only interested in leading visitors to Amazon, it
> seems.


Again, do you even smell the b.s. you're shovelling? If you would
actually read a review, rather than just spouting off, you'd see that
right under the DVD cover art you will find an amazon icon AS WELL AS
the price grabber comparison shopper link for each title. This searches
supported sites like Amazon, Deep Discount, Half.com, Wal-Mart,
DVDSoon, CD universe, DVD Empire, PlayCentric, etc to show the lowest
available price for the DVD.

No comparison shopper link is fully complete. None. But this at least
samples a lot of popular sites like the ones I've listed above to see
the lowest price.

Oh but wait, since it has "thedigitalreview" in the domain title,
meaning I get a whopping 5 cents or so per clickthrough, (not click,
clickthrough) then you'll dismiss this as well, right? I can honestly
say that I've never even been paid out from this comparision shopper
link since you need over $20 in profits to get a payment. Thus, I've
made NOTHING on it. Again, I'm not complaining because this link offers
the best quick method of offering readers a way to price shop on a DVD.
No system is perfect, but the systems provided by pricegrabber and
shopping.com offer the best alternatives. Since I've made nothing on
it, if I was only interested in making money off the link, you'd think
I'd remove it. I won't. DVDpricesearch.com is a great site as well, but
they get a small kickback as well. That doesn't discredit their free
service to you either.

>
> I guess we shall be glad that ebay or amazon themselves haven't
> discovered Usenet yet for their product-announcements?
>
> Usenet will be going down the tubes this way. Yeah, I understand all
> your motives...still sucks. Imagine everybody acted like you.


Imagine if everyone acted like YOU? You many think that my post was
useless, but at least it offered actual content appropriate to the
newsgroup. If someone wanted to know what the transfer was like for the
Frasier season two DVD, they could read the review and get a better
understanding of the content. There are no pop ups, annoying ads, or
anything like that on my site. They can even see sample screenshots
from the show as well as detailed info on the extras to help make a
buying choice.

Your post on the other hand offers none of that. You spent time
criticizing a review you obviously didn't read. That's usually the
first sign of someone acting like a Usenet cop for the rest of us. Some
people like reviews, others don't. Don't act like you speak for
everyone.

And before you ask me to post any reviews here instead of links, be
aware that these are formatted in vB code (smiliar to HTML) including
screenshots and other formatting to make the reviews easy to read on
the site. I'm not taking the time to strip code and remove content from
the reviews (screenshots, links, etc,) just to please you when you can
click the link and read the fully formatted review with screenshots,
etc.

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Justin
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      02-18-2004
Mike McGee wrote on [Wed, 18 Feb 2004 18:22:13 GMT]:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Marc
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
>> Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
>> financially benefits you.

>
> Get your facts straight. This DVD review wasn't crossposted to OVER
> three newsgroups. It was properly cross posted to three EXACT
> newsgroups, all of which are specific to the Frasier DVD being
> reviewed. (alt.tv.frasier, alt.video.dvd, rec.video.dvd.titles)


And thanks for crossposting
 
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      02-18-2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 18:22:13 GMT, Mike McGee
<admin@_removenospam_thedigitalreview.com> wrote:

>And before you ask me to post any reviews here instead of links, be
>aware that these are formatted in vB code (smiliar to HTML) including
>screenshots and other formatting to make the reviews easy to read on
>the site. I'm not taking the time to strip code and remove content from
>the reviews (screenshots, links, etc,) just to please you when you can
>click the link and read the fully formatted review with screenshots,
>etc.


That unwillingness was exactly my beef with this. (And take note that
I have not called it "spam")

You don't give anything back to the Usenet-community, you _only_ want
to direct people from Usenet to your website. (And only then I find
those amazon-partner-tags a bit tacky)

And it seems indeed to be your prime motive to get people to "click
over" to your site, at least you claimed so yourself, as the archives
reveal:

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...italreview.com

Why not take an example in postings in the style as in
rec.arts.movies.reviews (or other NGs like a.s.g., etc. also post full
articles) and post the ascii-text of your review, so anyone can read
it quick, and those who want _more_ infos (like pics, etc.) beyond the
ascii visit your site?

This way you would have made also a contribution to Usenet without
forcing folks to pull up the browser and one to be stored in the
eternal usenet-archives (also for when your site is perhaps long
vanished from the Net), and still made your site more public?

That was my point.

And regarding your argument of "I'm not taking the time to strip the
code": Don't be dishonest. The invention of c&p isn't that secret.
Here is the intro of your review - took me exactly _2_ seconds. (Not
that posting the full thing would have been more time-consuming).

######

FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
Paramount // 1994-95 // Region 1 // US/Canada // 553 Minutes // Not
Rated
DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves,
Peri Gilpin
Created by: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
Reviewed by Mike McGee // February 17th, 2004

Memorable Quote
"In case you haven't noticed dad, it does get a little damp around
here. For God sakes, the state flower is mildew!"

Series Review (A-)

At first it was hard to believe that the one character who got the
official spin-off from Cheers was Frasier Crane. I can remember when
they first announced that Frasier would be the next collaboration from
the Cheers team, and it seemed like a horrible idea at the time. Boy,
was I wrong. No one could have imagined that not only would Frasier be
a successful sitcom, but it would have a full run of eleven seasons,
equaling that of its parent series Cheers.

[.....long rest snipped....]
 
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Mike Kohary
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      02-18-2004
"Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:30:49 GMT, Mike McGee
> <admin@_removenospam_thedigitalreview.com> wrote:
>
> >FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
> >For a COMPLETE DVD review with detailed into, screen shots, etc.,
> >please visit the direct link:
> >http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=641
> >
> >Here is a list of some of our other recent DVD reviews:

>
> [ snipped long list of DVDs ]
>
> Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
> Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
> financially benefits you.
>
> How much money you make via Amazon each month?


rofl...spoken like someone who has never been an Amazon affiliate. Yeah,
these guys are just getting *rich* off their referrals. <rolling eyes>

We're not going to start another "what is spam" thread, are we? If you are,
I'll be right here to ridicule and make fun of you.

Mike

 
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      02-18-2004
Mike Kohary wrote on [Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:01:06 -0800]:
> "Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:30:49 GMT, Mike McGee
>> <admin@_removenospam_thedigitalreview.com> wrote:
>>
>> >FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
>> >For a COMPLETE DVD review with detailed into, screen shots, etc.,
>> >please visit the direct link:
>> >http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=641
>> >
>> >Here is a list of some of our other recent DVD reviews:

>>
>> [ snipped long list of DVDs ]
>>
>> Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
>> Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
>> financially benefits you.
>>
>> How much money you make via Amazon each month?

>
> rofl...spoken like someone who has never been an Amazon affiliate. Yeah,
> these guys are just getting *rich* off their referrals. <rolling eyes>
>
> We're not going to start another "what is spam" thread, are we? If you are,
> I'll be right here to ridicule and make fun of you.
>
> Mike
>


Spam

A trademark used for a canned meat product consisting primarily of
chopped pork pressed into a loaf.
 
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      02-18-2004

"Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Mike Kohary wrote on [Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:01:06 -0800]:
> > "Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:30:49 GMT, Mike McGee
> >> <admin@_removenospam_thedigitalreview.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >FRASIER THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON DVD - DVD REVIEW
> >> >For a COMPLETE DVD review with detailed into, screen shots, etc.,
> >> >please visit the direct link:
> >> >http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=641
> >> >
> >> >Here is a list of some of our other recent DVD reviews:
> >>
> >> [ snipped long list of DVDs ]
> >>
> >> Crossposted over 3 newsgroups. And every review with your
> >> Amazon-partner tag ("tdr-20" = thedigitalreview?), which apparently
> >> financially benefits you.
> >>
> >> How much money you make via Amazon each month?

> >
> > rofl...spoken like someone who has never been an Amazon affiliate.

Yeah,
> > these guys are just getting *rich* off their referrals. <rolling eyes>
> >
> > We're not going to start another "what is spam" thread, are we? If you

are,
> > I'll be right here to ridicule and make fun of you.
> >
> > Mike
> >

>
> Spam
>
> A trademark used for a canned meat product consisting primarily of
> chopped pork pressed into a loaf.


I bet Writer R5 is sitting back saying to himself..."finally, someone else".
Its amazing to me as to how much time and energy is spent on this newsgroup
whining and complaining about basically stupid crap.
Get over yourselves and learn to appreciate the time and energy that ppl
like Writer R5 and Mike spend putting out well thought out reviews instead
of whining about crossposting, spam or whatever annoys you for the day.
THANX MIKE FOR YOUR WEBSITE!! KEEP ON POSTING!!


 
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      02-18-2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:01:06 -0800, "Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>> How much money you make via Amazon each month?

>
>rofl...spoken like someone who has never been an Amazon affiliate. Yeah,
>these guys are just getting *rich* off their referrals. <rolling eyes>


Huh, no...but can be nice nonetheless.

Friend of mine had a well-coded site up in the first 10 hits on google
on certain words, made him 200-400$ each month for a while. (though
that was well before amazon majorly lowered its percentages - and
before those linkfarms swamped google. His was a real content-site,
though one without updates - once written, no more work needed).

>We're not going to start another "what is spam" thread, are we? If you are,
>I'll be right here to ridicule and make fun of you.


Naaa, "spam" didn't come to mind. More something about the apparent
illusion of a Usenet-culture contributing more than just a URL in a
posting.

Though the prospect of a display of your humour-talent is quite
tempting. So I'll bite. "What is spam?" A song by Monty Python
perhaps?
 
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Mike McGee
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      02-18-2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Marc
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> If you would be fair, you would be doing a price-comparison on your
> site, but you are only interested in leading visitors to Amazon, it
> seems.



Marc, I love how you used typical Usenet style, and didn't quote or
reply to ANY of the references I made earlier in my post.

1. You said I cross posted to more than three groups. Wrong.
2. You said I didn't offer price comparison and only an amazon link.
Wrong.

At least I had the courtesy to reply to each of your original points.
I guess "Usenet is going down the tubes" as you say, so you didn't
bother to apologize for your incorrect statements. Ah well, run for the
hills, Usenet is going down in flames!

> And regarding your argument of "I'm not taking the time to strip the
> code": Don't be dishonest. The invention of c&p isn't that secret.
> Here is the intro of your review - took me exactly _2_ seconds. (Not
> that posting the full thing would have been more time-consuming).


Your copy/paste example shows two things:

1. That you had to open the review up in a web brower in order to make
that example. So your beef that "This way you would have made also a
contribution to Usenet without forcing folks to pull up the browser "
can't be that bad if you were willing to open up your browser for that
example. Plus searching the history of my posts on google....
(Ummm...scary, too much free time?)

2. The copy/paste example doesn't have the comparison shopper button
that you insisted I included in your first reply. So which is it?!


Again, you start a site and do it your way. I'll do mine my way.

My reviews are made to be completely free, include screen shots (which
many sites DO NOT do), and offer an experience where readers can
evaluate the disc as much as possible without learning the hard way.
(For example, my recent review of "Barbarians" from the History channel
lists "anamorphic widescreen transfer" as a feature. it's NOT
anamorphic.) This is the type of thing that hopefully readers can use
in making buying decisions.

Again, you start something your way, I'll do it my way. If you hate my
posts, please don't speak for everyone in the group, and a killfile
will work wonders.

And to bring this back on the topic of Frasier for a second, your posts
sound an awful like they are coming from Niles.

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