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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: March 24, 2019, 07:19:17 PM »
I could show you dozens of examples where that's false.

My apoligies I should rephrase as

Dan doesn't post every best CC out there

In some ways I kind of prefer that. No reason to kill some golden geese...


I don't claim that I have no biases.

This I agree with

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: March 24, 2019, 07:24:02 PM »
The problem is that TPG wants to be seen as a legit news source, which is supposed to be free of bias. There's just no way to make a living and be free of bias in this industry, though I did it for years before moving to a monetization model when I realized that this could actually be a living.

Some bloggers claim to be bias free, but then get outed as being paid thousands of dollars per month from companies bragging about their affiliate programs. There's nothing wrong with making money, but don't pretend to be something you're not.
Basically what I was saying from the beginning.

Is DoC one of those bloggers? I know he claims not to use affiliate links so as to be bias free.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 24, 2019, 07:25:23 PM »
Basically what I was saying from the beginning.

Is DoC one of those bloggers? I know he claims not to use affiliate links so as to be bias free.
Whether he's making money or not. I find DOC very honest and reliable,  of the best out there IMNSHO.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 24, 2019, 07:26:21 PM »
I don't claim that I have no biases.
Just hop over to the Tesla thread ;)

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 24, 2019, 07:28:06 PM »
Just hop over to the Tesla thread ;)
What is my bias there?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2019, 07:28:15 PM »
Basically what I was saying from the beginning.

Is DoC one of those bloggers? I know he claims not to use affiliate links so as to be bias free.
https://travelbloggerbuzz.com/marriot-bonvoy-promotion-airbnb-buys-hoteltonight-dumbo-airplane-capitol-hill-dogs-skoolies/
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2019, 07:29:22 PM »
My apoligies I should rephrase as

In some ways I kind of prefer that. No reason to kill some golden geese...

This I agree with
That's where there's no winning. The times I posted secret or zombie links I got hate mail for weeks for killing the deal.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: March 24, 2019, 07:36:07 PM »
Damn. I love this fool.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2019, 07:38:10 PM »
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Negative.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »
https://travelbloggerbuzz.com/marriot-bonvoy-promotion-airbnb-buys-hoteltonight-dumbo-airplane-capitol-hill-dogs-skoolies/
DOC is pretty open about it when he uses affiliate links, and I'd say he probably would drop them before covering for them if they took a crappy turn.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2019, 07:40:16 PM »
Whether he's making money or not. I find DOC very honest and reliable,  of the best out there IMNSHO.
Same here, only other site I visit semi regularly.
Just know he places a strong emaphasis on his impartiality, was wondering if Dan was referring to him.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2019, 07:40:24 PM »
No problem using affiliate links, but how do you claim to have no biases then?
Especially when there's thousands of dollars of monthly income in play?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2019, 07:48:38 PM »
What is my bias there?
Was meant as a joke. However you do get carried away sometimes.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: March 24, 2019, 07:49:19 PM »
Don't knock it until you try it :)
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