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Old 09-09-21, 01:44 PM
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Corsair unleashes their MP600 PRO XT SSD with major IOPS upgrades

Whoa... that's a lot of IOPS. 1 million+



Read more about Corsair's new MP600 PRO XT SSD.

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Old 09-09-21, 02:48 PM
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This reads like an ad. Not an article "with affiliate links" ..


I mean, this part? Really?


"Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch..."



Please mark ads as ads.
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Old 09-09-21, 03:08 PM
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Ad press release same thing until you get your hands on it tbh.
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Old 09-09-21, 05:00 PM
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This reads like an ad. Not an article "with affiliate links" ..


I mean, this part? Really?


"Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch..."



Please mark ads as ads.
What your quoting is literally marked as Corsairs "PR" statement. So much for reading the article lol

It's not an ad. The affiliate link is the Amazon link. Nothing wrong with that.
Why you trolling?
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Old 09-09-21, 06:20 PM
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This reads like an ad. Not an article "with affiliate links" ..


I mean, this part? Really?


"Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch..."



Please mark ads as ads.
If you can read above, it is stated that what follows the chart of specs is Corsair's Press Release. That is a quote from that Press Release.

For content with a press release, I have recently added the PR content so that readers can get more information if they desire it.

Regarding affiliate links, we are legally required to say that affiliate links are in articles. We have only recently started using affiliate links.
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Old 14-09-21, 10:01 AM
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I am sorry.


I missed the "What follows is Corsair's Press Release" text, so my accusations were wrong and unfair.


I will, however, suggest that editorial text and "external text" (such as adds, press releases) are formatted differently or in other ways highlighted to clarify the difference.



It cannot be expected that all content is read word for word from the beginning. So in the interest in helping people understand what is what, this highlighting would help. Just making it cursive would be enough, and I seem to recall this has been used here in the past.
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Old 14-09-21, 10:10 AM
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I am sorry.

I missed the "What follows is Corsair's Press Release" text, so my accusations were wrong and unfair.

I will, however, suggest that editorial text and "external text" (such as adds, press releases) are formatted differently or in other ways highlighted to clarify the difference.

It cannot be expected that all content is read word for word from the beginning. So in the interest in helping people understand what is what, this highlighting would help. Just making it cursive would be enough, and I seem to recall this has been used here in the past.

Sadly true, This is what happens when society develops a "I want it now I want it now I want it now I want it now" attitude.
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Old 14-09-21, 11:07 AM
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The PR is in bold text. I'm not sure how much more highlighting it needs before it becomes unsightly. To much is just as bad not enough in journalism.
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Old 14-09-21, 12:26 PM
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I am sorry.


I missed the "What follows is Corsair's Press Release" text, so my accusations were wrong and unfair.


I will, however, suggest that editorial text and "external text" (such as adds, press releases) are formatted differently or in other ways highlighted to clarify the difference.



It cannot be expected that all content is read word for word from the beginning. So in the interest in helping people understand what is what, this highlighting would help. Just making it cursive would be enough, and I seem to recall this has been used here in the past.
Thank you for the feedback.

As others have mentioned, I don't know what else to add. At the end of the editorial text, it says "what follows is XXX's press release" and then the following text has large bold PR letters before the press release headline.

Can it be clearer than that without making the text look awful? Perhaps the text can be put in italics or something, but even then the person needs to read elsewhere to know that it is press release material.

It does baffle me how often I see people comment on things on stuff that is explicitly mentioned in articles or videos (not just stuff here but elsewhere).
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Thank you for the feedback.

As others have mentioned, I don't know what else to add. At the end of the editorial text, it says "what follows is XXX's press release" and then the following text has large bold PR letters before the press release headline.

Can it be clearer than that without making the text look awful? Perhaps the text can be put in italics or something, but even then the person needs to read elsewhere to know that it is press release material.

It does baffle me how often I see people comment on things on stuff that is explicitly mentioned in articles or videos (not just stuff here but elsewhere).

I think that's a side effect of todays society, Many people skim read only taking in 1/10 of what is actually written because they have little to no patience to take their time and read something properly.
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