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    http://abw.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&...9&m=5016000153

    Scott, will BeFree be taking disciplinary action in violation of your Code of Conduct?

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    We take all reports seriously and are actively looking at this and others.

    I can't, however, report findings here or in any other public manner.

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    I understand that any private information should not be posted publicly; however, how are affiliates assured that BeFree is enforcing their COC? In fact, we know that BeFree is not enforcing their COC per BLFH's most recent post in the Ebates forum in the Parasiteware section.

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    BLFH's post demonstrates that Expedia put an Ebates co-brand after a click goes through an eBates redirect. I didn't read that it overwrote an affiliate click.

    Thank you for understanding that we can't air our actions and investigations, though they happen every day. It may not be possible to assure you.

    All I can say is, again, that we do take all of this very seriously.

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    A "dropped from the program" would be pretty straightforward, without violating anyone's privacy concerns, and without revealing details.

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    BeFree has had more than adequate time to confirm that there is a violation here. In fact, both ShopAtHomeSelect and Ebates have, for all practical purposes, admitted so themselves. As of today, Overstock is a "Coupons Only" merchant with both SAHS and Ebates. This was the only way Overstock could force these two affiliates to stop stealing commissions from affiliates and earning a commission from sales where no commission was due at all (i.e., search engine clicks and direct browser type-ins).

    It's time for action, BeFree.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by ScottJ:
    All I can say is, again, that we do take all of this very seriously.


    I will attest to this ... of all the members of the CoC ... Befree has gone out of their way and spent significant time and resources to boot real violators ... Thank you Steve, Niel, Scott and BF!

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    Really??? That's odd because Scott told me they don't kick affiliates out. They merely inform their merchant partners of CofC violators.

    Haiko, how can you substantiate your comment when UPromise, Ebates, SAHS, IGive and all of the other parasites continue to be active BeFree affiliates and you have provided us with video documentation of this behavior? Remember your video illustrating that SAHS redirected on your click on my Expedia banner? Expedia is a BeFree merchant. I don't see how you can make this statement and then say it has nothing to do with SAHS? Why not?

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    Your right Snow ...

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    Really??? That's odd because Scott told me they don't kick affiliates out. They merely inform their merchant partners of CofC violators.


    BF is not a network like the others in the CoC BUT they have spent many hours and resources to inform their merchants correctly whilst others promote the same companies you mentioned. According to the existing CoC it is the merchant's responsibility to cognitively select which affiliate to work with, I fell that BF has allowed that level of cognizance greater than other signatories of the CoC.

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    hmmmm.

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    [This message was edited by DesignerWiz.com Team on July 01, 2003 at 02:17 AM.]

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