Originally Posted by LarryInRI
Wow. What ever happened to civility? Why attack me?
So you think that all advertising is untrue? Is the inappropriate advertising that accompanies all your posts true?
I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings.
If you think that was an attack, you need to re-adjust your perspective and not be so paranoid. I was/am a little surprised by your naivete (as expressed in your posts, that's all I can go by) re. what a manufacturer/promoter/advertiser can/will say about their company/product and the fact that they might stretch the truth... more than a little in many cases.
I think advertising is frequently untrue and rarely helpful to the consumer. Look at the ads for fast food hamburgers... they look phenominal in the photos. So you go to the restaurant and get one, open it up and it looks like it was tossed around and flattened before it got to you (compared to the advertising photo). If your brand new car looked like it had been put together sloppily and was compressed from the top (compared to the advertising photos), you'd be pretty darn pissed off. Ad photos are almost always altered to present a message that is more favorable than real life. Ad text is designed to make you want the product, not tell the truth.
There is no advertising in my signature - the information there is statement of fact so you know my affiliations, background, and experience. I also do not hide my identity behind an alias, I use my real name. If I said "my calibrations will make you a stud, make your children Rhodes scholars, and will reverse the effects of aging"... that would be advertising. You are the perfect target/victim for advertisers if you can't recognize the difference between statement of fact and advertising.
Advertising/promotion frequently pushes the limits of ******** (and often goes way over the limit) to try to sell you something you don't want or need. If you don't understand or recognize this reality, you are destined to be "taken" by advertising lies and scam artists for the rest of your life. Overstating capabilities is par for the course in advertising/promotion. You have to be smart enough to sift through the BS and find the reality.
You seem to have the point of view (based on comments in your posts in this thread) that anything anybody says about their product is true -- I'm not sure where that comes from, but it's certainly not a trait that will serve you well in life.