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Re: theos-talk Purchases via referrals from websites

Jan 08, 2011 04:20 AM
by MKR

Thanks for the info. However, a general statement such as the one I find in
your msg can remove any doubts.

Recently in the grapevine, there was talk about one or more of the
theosophical entities compensating some websites for hosting info about/from

Such inducements are, sometimes, an indirect technique to influence what
goes on in the website. Money talks and entities with money would not
hesitate to use it to further their objectives, which however is not

It is when such connections are inadvertently discovered and revealed on the
Internet, it affects the reputation and credibility of the website.


On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 12:30 AM, James Stewart <> wrote:

> For some sellers, their rules are that an associate cannot say they are
> getting a cut of the profits! The penalty is that you will no longer be
> able to offer their products or get referral fees!!
> Jim Stewart
> Rudolf Steiner Archive
> On 1/8/2011 1:21 AM, MKR wrote:
> >
> > Many of the theosophical classics are now available for free on Internet.
> > However, from time to time, some websites dealing with theosophical
> > literature, will provide links to book sellers such as ebay, Amazon,
> > Albiris
> > etc. While this information is useful, in many cases, when you visit
> these
> > sellers thru these websites, it is quite possible the sellers offer a
> > referral fee of some sort. While this is perfectly legal and helps to
> > support the websites which do a wonderful job, I think in all fairness,
> > there should a disclosure of these websites making money on referrals.
> Net
> > time you visit any of the websites, look for any indication that they are
> > being rewarded either for your visit or your purchase of a book or
> > publication.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> >
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