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Postby wireman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:33 am

Not clear to me why I should receive 3 emails this morning about SOS Tutorials that only appear to differ in subject line.
And if I click on a link in the email I am taken to a page where no useful content loads (two different browsers).
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:12 am

I came on here to post about the same thing and I see Wireman got here first. I assume it must be an error because I'm sure SOS's marketing people are well aware that repetition doesn't compel attention, only annoyance.

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Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:29 am

Same with me.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:29 am

Same with me.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 am

Same with me.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:31 am

(Did you see what I did there?) :D
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 am

Um, unfortunately ... ;)

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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Adam Inglis » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:25 pm

ditto here... I suspected a hack job...
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Bod » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:28 pm

I've had seven messages this morning. Highly irritating, but a useful reminder to unsubscribe from the increasing amount of SOS spam.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby wireman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:34 pm

Now 4 emails, the latest with a new variation on the subject line.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Same with me.

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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:48 pm

I had three arrive overnight and another a few minutes ago. The last told me there was 50% off holiday savings so that'll be 50% off the 50% saving... That adds up to 25% off :headbang:
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:06 pm

That's really strange - I haven't had one email from SOS thus far today.

However, since they only seem to concern the SOS Tutorial content, I strongly suspect that these promotions have come from the originators of those tutorials (NonLinear Educating Inc.), rather than SOS itself, especially since the bulk of the SOS team are still on holiday at the moment.

I've had a couple of similar emails from other tutorial web sites in the last couple of days, which would support my theory ;)


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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby desmond » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:33 pm

Martin Walker wrote:However, since they only seem to concern the SOS Tutorial content, I strongly suspect that these promotions have come from the originators of those tutorials (NonLinear Educating Inc.), rather than SOS itself, especially since the bulk of the SOS team are still on holiday at the moment.

"This email was sent to you by Sound On Sound via the MailChimp mail server.
Please add sosinfo@soundonsound.com to your address book to ensure delivery to your inbox

Sound On Sound Ltd publishes monthly UK and North America Editions of Sound On Sound magazine and the soundonsound.com website.

The company is registered in England and Wales. Company number: 3015516. VAT number: GB 638 5307 26.

Registered office: Salisbury House, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2LA, United Kingdom."

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However, the email Mailchimp template looks more like a NonLinear Educating one, and is rather more cheap/tacky-looking than I expect of the SOS team. I mean, I'm pretty sure the "!! BUY NOW !!" button would not be part of the SOS style guide... ;)
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby zenguitar » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Like Martin I've not received any of these emails.

But I think Desmond has hit the nail squarely on the head.

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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Mobius » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:05 pm

Same. Just posted about it in the Support forum, but only just noticed your thread. Very annoying to keep getting them and if I get another today I’ll be unsubscribing.

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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:52 pm

However it does come from noreply@soundonsound.com.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Hopefully SOS will get the message that this is unacceptable behaviour and will have pointed discussions behind closed doors with NonLinear (NonPrincipled might be a better name). It must be very frustrating for SOS to have its good name smirched rather by a third party.

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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby wireman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:30 pm

I would really be surprised for a third party to act without permission from Sound on Sound, not least because it would be a breach of company law to send a communication and pretend it was from another company.
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Re: SOS Tutorials?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:34 pm

Unless the third party had been granted some leeway in the contract. We won't know until one of Those Who Know tell us what's going on ...

Martin Walker wrote:especially since the bulk of the SOS team are still on holiday at the moment.

Which might be a little while :(

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