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Mentioning names of tuition websites in posts

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by gainly, Sep 27, 2018.

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  1. gainly

    gainly Occasional commenter

    I, and I think several others, have been puzzled by the fact that on some threads the names of tuition websites have been removed by the moderators but on other similar threads they have not been removed.

    I emailed tes.community asking if they could clarify the situation. In summary we are not allowed to mention the names of tutoring websites in posts The reason they are not always removed is that they don't check every post; they are only likely to be removed if someone reports it to them. It seems they regard mentioning the names as advertising although that's not how it appears to me.
     
  2. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    It must be hard for them to spot everything. I think I have noticed that they are more likely to miss it when the name of the company does not have capital letters so it is not obvious what it is. I suppose that it is seen as similar to mentioning names of schools. And, it I ran a tuition website, I would create a couple of 'teachers' who would give my website the occasional mention without it being obvious that I was advertising.

    I do wonder who is reporting them.
     
  3. gainly

    gainly Occasional commenter

    They were removed on a thread "Starting out as a maths tutor" where a rather acrimonious discussion developed, nothing to do with the original topic. I wonder if someone reported that, rather than naming websites, as there are several other current threads where names haven't been removed.
     
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  4. parseltongue

    parseltongue New commenter

    So we now cannot warn each other if, for example, the fictitious Tremendous Tutoring company is offering poor pay or conditions?
     
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Pay & conditions are published on websites.
     
  6. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    presumably you can pm it?
     
  7. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    Unless, of course, like me you find "the system" is now preventing you from doing this;).
     
  8. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    why can't you pm?
     
  9. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    Beats me. I barely used the system, and when I did I never sent anyone an abusive email.
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    Hello,

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