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This is a link post A perfume ad with a twist
Paddy Power have a new and very clever ad

Mod edit: Swapped out for kittens due to reasons detailed below
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:14, Reply)
This is a normal post this is not very clever
you are a marketing bot.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:18, Reply)
This is a normal post not
not a bot. just needed something to put on here as my first post and just found this
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:20, Reply)
This is a normal post so you are saying:
categorically, THAT YOU ARE NOT PAID TO POST LINKS?

is that what you are saying?
and that you did not post this under any professional (paid) capacity?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:23, Reply)
This is a normal post BOT! ANSWER THE HUMAN!!

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:25, Reply)
This is a normal post
i'm also paid to handle the PR for Justin Bieber www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRKgT1LwIhg
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:27, Reply)
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definiteley NOT. I'm all human
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:25, Reply)
This is a normal post ... that's just what a BOT would say.

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:26, Reply)
This is a normal post i wasn't questioning wether you are human...
so answer THIS question directly:

DID YOU SUBMIT THIS CONTENT FOR A CLIENT?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:27, Reply)
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NO. I honestly thought it was funny,. sorry about this guys. Geeez!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Lies?
So your username axelk - that's clearly you on twitter - @axelk.

It's also your LinkedIn username handily: uk.linkedin.com/in/axelk

Current: Viral content seeder at The 7th Chamber
Let's check their website.
Latest clients: Paddy Power

SURPRISING. Why are you lying?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:31, Reply)
This is a normal post *grabs popcorn*

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:33, Reply)
This is a normal post I think
that's a case where a "pwned!" is well deserved
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:33, Reply)
This is a normal post Haha
Good detective work

Edit: Perhaps a few of us hitting the "thumbs down" button on the Youtube video might stop them from posting their work here.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Done!

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:59, Reply)
This is a normal post hahaha!
take that!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:34, Reply)
This is a normal post well spotted.
axelf, now is a good time to fuck off
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:35, Reply)
This is a normal post Here is some aptly named exit music
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqG1l4lScsg
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:38, Reply)
This is a normal post
Top draw snooping :0)
I want a job where I get paid to post things on the internet, where do I apply?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:36, Reply)
This is a normal post You could try to apply for his job - he's not doing it very well
/vague trolling

I think I've actually worked with Alex in the past (I did what he does in a previous incarnation, albeit ethically (i.e, not lying and being upfront about who I was)) which makes this really disappointing.

If you want to peddle your stuff on b3ta - pay for a damned newsletter slot - we have a mechanism for accepting ads - don't abuse the links board pretending to be a person
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:37, Reply)
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Ha, yeah although the "7th Chamber" sounds scary
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post "SMACK " in the kisser!

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Arf!
You got served!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:37, Reply)
This is a normal post
very well played, guys. please accept my sincere apologies. I accept defeat.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:38, Reply)
This is a normal post I suppose you could always just change your user name and come back.
Naww, people don't do that.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Best capitulation ever ;)

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:39, Reply)
This is a normal post ok
now fuck off
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post now feck off

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Read my post above please

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post
I'll be more than happy to do that. Where do I sign-up?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Cheers for asking - please learn from this and never, ever submit content while pretending to be a person again on ANY forum - it makes our industry, and by association, me, look scummy. I go to great lengths to try and stop this happening.
There are a thousand ways to push content legitimately and we both know it.

b3ta.com/mailus/

• Ad or biz enquiry
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:45, Reply)
This is a normal post
totally agree. although this is a longer conversion to be had. will email you now
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post If you want to catch me directly, go via my website (it's in my profile, click on my name)
That mailus link goes to Rob, b3ta's furher
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:48, Reply)
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Emailed. Hopefully I can make this right
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:00, Reply)
This is a normal post Cool - Rob will have got your mail if you went through the form, rather than me
I've swapped your post's video URL out for you. Despite the detective fun, Paddy Power doesn't deserve retaliation for a mistake you made.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:04, Reply)
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very noble of you
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:07, Reply)
This is a normal post And please come back
when you are not being a spamster. We are nice really.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:06, Reply)
This is a normal post
will return shortly. and will not sign up with a different username like suggested above
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:08, Reply)
This is a normal post so maybe
you should pay for a spot in the newsletter maybe?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes - this clearly needs to happen.
I'll be expecting a Paddy Power ad in this Friday's newsletter.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 20:53, Reply)
This is a normal post at least you're gracious, though it doesnt exactly make up for the fact that you have chosen to be a lying spammer as a profession

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:42, Reply)
This is a normal post Go easy on the profession, there's some of us out here trying to do it properly.
I did the forum/community "push" for the campaign "Diesel SFW Porn". That included buying everyone on Something Awful who contributed to the meme a $10 forum upgrade and paying SA themselves for their time in reviewing our campaign. They loved it and posted about it.

That's how to do it. Honesty, rewarding creativity and having a conversation.

NOT pretending to be a punter and submitting your stuff all over the place. Jesus fuck.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post this does not make you a lying spammer though
lol!

now get some code written!!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:53, Reply)
This is a normal post yes sir, sorry sir.
*bows head, walks off*
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:53, Reply)
This is a normal post hahahaha
tx honey
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:54, Reply)
This is a normal post ok, you've taken a higher road, so I shouldn't paint you all with the same brush
but for every one of you, there's more that pretend to be regular punters and submit stuff all over. It is the cheaper option, and though the industry is getting slightly more sophisticated, there's plenty like axel. And like equally unethical jobs, they are generally filled by people who have knowingly chosen it, and not because they have to pay for grandma's operation
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:55, Reply)
This is a normal post I know man - I spend my day fighting spam like this
Check my reddit profile:
reddit.com/user/cr3ative/submitted

Reddit has a huge "fake user" problem to do with submissions. I hate it.

I'm on a one man crusade to clean shit up. I'll never succeed, but hope I can make a difference.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:56, Reply)
This is a normal post hahahahahahahahhaahahhahahahahahahaha
G U T T E D
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:49, Reply)
This is a normal post
Hey, Say 'Hi' to Oliver L. from me
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:01, Reply)
This is a normal post i don't accept your apologies you cunt.
just cos you had the good grace to hang about parading your psuedo-guilt once you were busted doesn't stop you being a cunt, cunt. fuck off.

edit. that's probably overly harsh. in my defence i'm being paid handsomely by the daily fail to make b3ta seem mean.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:06, Reply)
This is a normal post
you're doing a very good job
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:31, Reply)
This is a normal post better than you
and i'm just a keen amatuer.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:58, Reply)
This is a normal post
don't push it :)
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:03, Reply)
This is a normal post kidding!
i still love you. mwah! mwah! (there was even a little bit of tongue on that second one)
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Fan-fucking-tastic, splendido, and top bloody hole old bean
I'm gonna bookmark this thread - it's a perfect three-act drama with a beginning,
middle, and end; hero and anti-hero; proper characters; plot twists; the fecking lot!

Top stuff. Meanwhile, how come /links continues to be such a lovely little niche
without ever seeming to lurch towards corruption á la bigger sites such as Digg
and Reddit? Long may it stay this way.

Oh, and Axel you're obviously a complete and utter cunt-tard ... but apology
accepted since your faith has been shaken. Feel the force Axel! Abandon the dark
side and come to the b3ta s1de!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 21:24, Reply)
This is a normal post 100% win
worth a de-lurk for

[edit] also, highly amusing message on the corporate homepage - co-incidence?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:49, Reply)
This is a normal post This is getting good!

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:58, Reply)
This is a normal post
*APPLAUDS*
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:06, Reply)
This is a normal post good job dude!!!
clickety click click click.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Top sleuthing right there.

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:38, Reply)
This is a normal post This is why i love /links

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:34, Reply)
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And he would have gotten away with it, if it weren´t for you meddling kids!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 20:12, Reply)
This is a normal post You gets my click amigo.......
and bog off bot, you got an e-mailed linky to your viral vid attempt with an explanation to 'thumbs down' to several (hundred) of my friends
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 20:18, Reply)
This is a normal post pfffft!
sherlock owns!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 21:45, Reply)
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Brilliant. My hat, if I were wearing one at this hour of the night, would be off...
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 23:22, Reply)
This is a normal post There should be a DefyingDarwin award for pwnage
Well played sir.
(, Sat 26 Feb 2011, 6:04, Reply)
This is a normal post PWN3D
:)
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:33, Reply)
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dont worry mate. the b3ta community is a bunch of sexually frustrated cunts.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:41, Reply)
This is a normal post no we are not
we all fucked your mum last night and that has satisfied us untill we go at your sister.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post .
sister daughter

nice work DD
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:54, Reply)
This is a normal post i'm on a fucking roll man..
i'm gonna have a lie down!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:56, Reply)
This is a normal post I live with my girlfriend
therefore I am not sexually frustrated thankyouverymuch.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:52, Reply)
This is a normal post POIDH

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Wait til you get married to that same woman.
World's best birth control - a wedding ring.
(, Fri 25 Feb 2011, 15:31, Reply)
This is a normal post I claim exception to that rule
I get it now more than I ever did.
(, Fri 25 Feb 2011, 18:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Nope
but I bet she is.
(, Tue 8 Mar 2011, 10:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Nothing brings the apples to the top at B3TA like a spammer. Warms my heart

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 16:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Agreed
Should have a spammer of the week section but it would only mean free publicity.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:05, Reply)
This is a normal post Amazing - there is an actual Job called "Viral Seeder"
and People actually tell everyone on Linkedin that's what they do?????

fuck me I've seen it all now. I know marketing types are incredibly self-centred and lazy but this just about takes the biscuit.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:00, Reply)
This is a normal post Look up "Astro Turfing" - interesting stuff.

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Astro Turfing and lying about who you are are both are dubiously legal techniques under new ASA regulations
If you read above you'll see I used to do this, but in an ethical manner - so please don't be too mean about the industry generally. Some of us are good guys.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:08, Reply)
This is a normal post it's the lying rather than the marketing that's shitty.

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Hmm, I do not think this will fall under ASA and it certainly will not until March 1st,
but I think you will find that it IS against OFT legislation, so proper illegal and shit, gov.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Haha, I see now. However, one of the descriptions on Urban Dictionary..
The process to apply a faux patch of hair on and around various body parts( such as the face, chest and genitalia) by pre-pubescent boys and girls in order to make themselves appear older than their actual age.

Little Bobby got caught by his older sister, astroturfing his chest hair before the party.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:12, Reply)
This is a normal post I don't care if you're a bloke hawking your wares or not
but I do care about utterly shit adverts being put on my beloved b3ta.
I will endeavour to remember the brand "Paddy Power" as that one that I have no idea what it does, but has a shit advert and therefore must be avoided, and if anyone mentions them I will tell people they are shit.

Is that how viral marketing works? weird.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:09, Reply)
This is a normal post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:10, Reply)
This is a normal post haha :)
This thread needs Newslettered.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:21, Reply)
This is a normal post If they go on to sponsor the newsletter then why not.
Would be an admirable show of self-deprecation.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 17:45, Reply)
This is a normal post indeed
A virul full circle.
I hope Rob has a special tariff for clients of this ilk.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:14, Reply)
This is a normal post It doesn't work like that,
the ads are sold by a 3rd party.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:28, Reply)
This is a normal post there's a 3rd party?
I didn't even get invited to the first one :(
(, Fri 25 Feb 2011, 16:26, Reply)
This is a normal post Lies!
but they have formed a coalition with the 1st party now, so it's all munged up.

/political humour.
(, Mon 28 Feb 2011, 12:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Hey everyone, I'm back.
Been cooking supper, have I missed anything?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Hahaha!

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:45, Reply)
This is a normal post About
This is the funniest bunch of chat I've seen in ages. Been linkless for a while but am now hugely content.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 20:42, Reply)
This is a normal post aw kittens

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 18:55, Reply)
This is a normal post This is the best thread
I've seen here for ages.
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 21:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Newsletter-worthy thread right here.

(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 21:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Agreed.

Top stuff!
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:31, Reply)
This is a normal post it is truly a thing of beauty
but, as someone who currently works in advertising, this sort of thing makes the industry look even worse and is manifestly the wrong place to attempt it, as you *will* get called out on it publicly.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2011, 8:33, Reply)
This is a normal post That's why we called it out - I probably would have just silently banned him if I didn't work in the industry
Gotta make an example when people do it badly
(, Thu 24 Feb 2011, 11:31, Reply)
This is a normal post hey, you handled yourself pretty well in this thread
You come back now, ya hear?
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 21:50, Reply)
This is a normal post (translation)=
"You sure gotta purty mouth boy."
*unzips*
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:00, Reply)
This is a normal post I did not even watched the vid
but this thread has been most enjoyable
Well done to all involved
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 22:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Aw
kittens...
(, Wed 23 Feb 2011, 23:26, Reply)
This is a normal post this
reminds me of that 'anonymous' story and HBGary Federal - top read, but this is fun
(, Fri 25 Feb 2011, 22:53, Reply)