Doning an advertising reveiw and need help answering these three questions?

Question by Japer787: Doning an advertising reveiw and need help answering these three questions?
1-This type of PR program deals with anticipating the possibility of a disaster and how to deal with bad news?

2-This type of posttest has respondents report what advertisements they remember seeing (without assistance) as opposed to a recognition test, which shows respondents ads, then asks if they remember them?

3-The point where advertising gets tired and there is no response, or less response than at the beginning of the campaign?

Best answer:

Answer by wineboy
You do realize that if academics knew a single thing about advertising or marketing they’d get jobs in it and make about 10x what they make “teaching” their uninformed nonsense, don’t you?

I’ve worked in advertising since the 80s and I can barely understand the freaking questions.

The first question is just inane. No PR company (and especially no client) is going to spend money coming up with a plan for something that “might” happen. There are specific methods for getting in front of bad news, so spending the time and money and effort of people to get ahead of speculative “what if” scenarios when there is real work to be done every day is something only a self-impressed academic could possibly think happens.

Post-test? Post what? Oh, you mean after the ads have run? I suppose your beard twit means “unaided awareness.”

This one, I suppose your bearded twit may mean wear out.

By the way, don’t listen to anything this clown has to say. Seriously, he knows less than nothing….

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ASP .Net Web hosting technical questions?

Question by nicomp: ASP .Net Web hosting technical questions?
I need to post some questions about hosting ASP .Net sites with hosting services. I’m interested in resource allocation, app pools, how hosting services deal with multiple sites on the same server, etc. Where is a good place to post my questions? Is there a usenet group or a forum that is active and frequented by hosting service experts?

Please don’t Google “web hosting” and post your results here. I will report you to the YahooAnswer deities.

Best answer:

Answer by Roland J
There are some pretty cleaver guys here (me being one of them) that have set up dozens of web sites on IIS. Give it a shot asking here.


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news server questions? Usenet downloading?

Question by steve d: news server questions? Usenet downloading?
I dont know the correct names for these programs or how this stuff works but… I wanted to use an old program a buddy showed me called Newsbin pro. I researched and i guess i need a news server. comcast only allows 2gb of download free then they charge you. 2gb is not that much. Is there any free ones? what newsgroup server can i use besides comcast?

Does anyone know any better programs? Got any suggestions? im very knew to this but my old roomate years ago showed me that program and it was awesome.

I dont know if im explaining it right but any help would be appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by creative_brush
Hi, i hope this short list helps with questions.

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Questions about Usenet Newsgroups?

Questions about Usenet Newsgroups?

Newsgroups are how the Usenet is organized.  They are comparable to discussion groups on the Internet.  Currently, there are over 110,000 newgroups on the Usenet, though it is commonly believed that only about 20,000 are active.  Newsgroups are each dedicated to a specific topic.  Let’s look at a generic example to help explain:

A user in Colorado has a question on Topic B and posts this question on the newsgroup dedicated to Topic B.  A user in Russia posts what he believes to be the answer to the Coloradoan’s question.  Another user in India argues that his answer is more correct.

Because of examples like this, you can see how Usenet newsgroups can be very handy for research.  Others with the same question as the Coloradoan can later find the same discussion and do not have to re-post the question.

So, how are newsgroups organized?  Newsgroups are organized in a hierarchal fashion.  There are 8 major hierarchies used (known as the “Big 8”):

Comp.* – Discussion of computer-related topics
News.* – Discussion of Usenet itself
Sci.* – scientific subjects
Rec.* – recreational activities (i.e. games and hobbies)
Soc.* – social issues
Talk.* – discussion of controversial issues such as politics and religion
Humanities.* – literature, philosophy, etc.
Misc.* – anything which doesn’t fit in any of these hierarchies


When these hierarchies were originally created, discussions concerning recipes, drugs and sex were not allowed in any of the hierarchies.  This brought about the creation of the alt.* (abbreviation of “alternative”) Usenet hierarchy.  Because this was not part of the Big 8, the rules for creation of a newsgroup under alt.* were lax and this hierarchy grew rapidly.

Usenet newsgroups were originally created to distribute text files, but because of the way the Usenet operates, it has proven to be rather effective at distributing binary files, once a few problems were overcome.  First, binary data needed to be converted to text characters (through Uuencode, Base64, and yEnc) so they would survive transmission.  Next, most newsgroup hosts limited the size of individual posts to newsgroups.  To contend with this, binary files are broken apart into smaller files by Newsreaders.  A Newsreader at the receiving end then reassembles the smaller files into the original binary file.  These binary files are mostly posted under alt.binaries.*.

This breaking apart of binary files has brought about the importance of completion rates and retention rates.  Completion rates are the percentage of a file that is recovered by a Newsreader.  If a one of the pieces is missing, it may be impossible to reassemble the binary file.  The top Usenet providers offer completion rates of 99.9% or higher.  Retention rates are how long a newsgroup server keeps a file before they are deleted.  A retention rate “war” has come about between the top Usenet providers.

As you can see, newsgroups are a way of organizing the vast amounts of information that resides on the Usenet.  The hierarchal system can be equated to the Dewey Decimal system used in a physical library.  With the number of newsgroups available, there is sure to be one of interest to everyone.

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