MetaPhile: Press releases need to be banned or given their own forum with comments

For reasons I don’t understand and that the “moderators” probably could not defend, typefoundries and others are allocated space to publish press releases. Seriously: Don’t they have their own Web sites?

There is an argument – marginal at best – that Typophile is the place to go to find typographic news, so such news should be published here. Let’s imagine that argument held water. What’s the argument against opening up those press releases to comments? Why are comments disabled on such posts?

Also, the so-called “moderators” of this site must go out of their way to publish, in a prominent and stable location, the exact criteria that are used to accept or reject a press release or similar pure-marketing postings.

Quincunx's picture

Such press releases should perhaps only be posted / allowed in the Release forum? That would meet all the criteria posted by Joe. Perhaps a set of guidelines could be provided showing what can an cannot be included in a thread on the Release forum (maybe even just as a stickied thread in said forum). I agree that blatant advertisement isn't necessarily to be desired, but I do think the argument of finding typographic news holds water.

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