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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:21 AM
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Is it just me, or is xmas being abused?

Sure seem to be a lot of posts from people with 1 to 4 total post count asking things like "do you hear about" and pushing a new product or web site.
Or am I just a little touchy after having christmas stuff on display at every store since mid october?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I often wonder that myself, especially when the user has a low post count. If ann active member of the community builds a better mouse trap I may be interested. But someone just breezing through hoping to make a buck, I take it for what it is worth.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Why is this thread in electric heli's?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Because the thread for the $45 neck strap, and the round gyro, and all the other spam is in this forum.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Probably just spammers trying to get website hits, I report all the ones I see.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Really? had to move it? It was in the same forum as the spam it references. Sometimes this website deserves a good facepalm. Too many people trigger happy with the report button. Cant just move on.

Another spam popped up, about a gyro. My "friend" has this anyone seen it, lol with 2 posts.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Do you imagine you're the only people in the history of RCG who have noticed that resellers and manufacturers post threads to invite interest in their products? Kept within limits, their posts are within the forum rules. (yes, those; why not read them?)

This thread is off-topic in the electric heli's category and so was moved to the appropriate category. As has been pointed out recently in another thread, RCG is unique because it has a category for stuff like this; a little gratitude may be in order.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
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well alot of people i know are a little more on the edge because of christmas. i asked them why they said cause they are seeing christmas stuff come out so early. they think the stuff should come out at the beginning of december. i agree with it. what really irratated me this year i heard christmas music in a local store in end of october beginning of november. really. why so early. thats why i barley go out to places this time of the year. thats why i shop online ofr stuff anymore. i get tires od hearing christmas music more and more early every year.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:51 AM
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I have just joined and I just realised I might look like one of these! Pleasing not guilty though. It's good to be here :-) I think forums are open to spam all year round, didn't think Christmas made things any worse but Im not an expert!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Christmas does seem to come out earlier every year. I can remember 4 years ago working retail and they had Christmas decorations out before Halloween. I thought that was way to early to have everything setup, but that's what the corporate office wanted.

I also remember seeing something a week or two ago where a family of 4 doesn't do any Christmas presents or over the top decorations. It was the fathers idea.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:12 PM
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i still dont know why they push christmas so early in the year. does it help sell more stuff or are they just bored. start about the end of november and go from there. stuff get out of hand quick. i ended up quitting my job about mid of november cause of this and other things about the people i worked for. the first week in december i leave home to go visit some friends before christmas cause thats the only tim i have i can meet them. well i asked for that week off almost a year in advance. multiple times. they would not give it to me. i asked them why a few weeks ago. and they told me cause they need help setting up christmas stuff. and its been set up for close to a month. so on black friday this year i quit in the best way i could think of. so i called my boss and told him to stuff it in the middle of the store as loud as i could and walked away after that. Shortly after i did that i went back to get some stuff and i found out he quit a few days later due to how i embaressed him that night. i still laugh about it everyday.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:45 PM
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We need to DOUBLE our wages soon. Why ?

Because next year will have 2 Christmases.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:31 PM
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The retailers have ruined Christmas if you ask me. They have pushed sales earlier every year for at least the past 10 years. I can remember when Christmas wasn't mentioned until after Thanksgiving. This past year, I saw Christmas decorations up in a few stores before Halloween! In fact, this year, I decided to boycott the retailers that opened on Thanksgiving day. The "reason for the season" has all but been forgotten for too many folks. My job as a delivery driver for UPS has pretty much sucked the joy out of Christmas for me over the last 25 years. To see firsthand how materialistic people have become, with their excessive spending just sickens me. By the time December 25th gets here, I am so worn out from the 60 hour weeks and sick of it all that I can't even enjoy the day. I am truly hoping that when I am able to retire in a few years that I will be able to step away from the retail madness and, once again, find joy in spending Christmas with my family.
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