Our latest newsletter // October 2010

Newsletter October 2010

blank's picture

I’m not sure what software you’re using to get those images, but it’s making a real mess out of the type.

Nick Shinn's picture

Moderator, please remove this spam.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Nick is right, this is the wrong place. I’ve said this before:

Such news should go into the ‘News’ section: http://www.typophile.com/news

Please post your message there and delete this thread. Unfortunately, I can’t move it there.

hrant's picture

But calling it spam is highly ungracious, especially coming from somebody who historically has wantonly interjected sales attempts.


Nick Shinn's picture

Most of my posts don't include a plug for Shinntype fonts.
When I do recommend one of my fonts, it is for a particular brief that I think it may be appropriate for.
Being on topic, that's hardly wanton interjection.
If a topic is being discussed, I will often use one of my own fonts as an example, because I'm familiar with its design process; that's not a sales attempt, it's primarily sharing knowledge -- although it is also publicity.

Spam is indiscriminate, blanket promotion. As a term, it may have derogatory overtones, and hence be ungracious to mention, but I use it quite literally.
Posting a marketing newsletter in General Discussions is spam.
I've also criticized TypeTogether for this before.
Perhaps it's not my job to be so officious, as I'm not a moderator, so in future I will draw it to a moderator's attention "in private", rather than in the thread.
Where is the link to contact a moderator?
I couldn't find one.

hrant's picture

This is primarily a discussion forum, not a shopfront. To me posting anything somewhere that people can't comment is worse than any purported spam (nevermind that this particular post is from a reputable outfit dedicated to our craft).

I propose that no thread on Typophile be closed to discussion.


Florian Hardwig's picture

while alerting an admin by leaving a comment in the thread works out most of the time (like it did here), sending a direct message certainly is quicker and more effective. You can contact any of the admins via this page: http://typophile.com/moderators (Yes, I agree that there should be a link to it in the footer or sidebar of every page.)

I have sent a message to the original poster, but haven’t heard back yet. I will delete this thread, but first want to point TypeTogether to this discussion and your (fair) remarks – otherwise, we will see another accidentally posted ad in the General Discussions very soon (as I believe this has happened out of ignorance, not with bad intentions).


hrant's picture

> happened out of ignorance, not with bad intentions

Which is exactly why it's not spam - and everybody knows that.


You might BTW want to keep this thread for its -admittedly small- educational value. Especially since the original post has clearly been neutered of any real content (which BTW has tellingly been the case since early on, before I for one ever saw it in fact).


5star's picture

> I propose that no thread on Typophile be closed to discussion.


I'll second hrant's motion.

typerror's picture

Hrant. You are accusing Nick of being ungracious.

That is truly a joke right?

hrant's picture



Bert Vanderveen's picture

As far as I know no one is obliged to read all posts on Typophile...

I, for one, try to steer clear of posts by a certain typeshop that seems to lauch a ‘new’ typeface every other day.

(It would be span if the thread-tite reads something like ‘Help needed!! Will loose my job if I can't find this one!!!’ and the initial message would be ‘Our latest newsletter [etc.]’.)

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