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Old 2013-03-01, 03:32   #1
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Hello,

My name is Nate and I stumbled across this blog and I am not sure if this is the right place but I am gonna try any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am a marketing major at Kent State University majoring in marketing. I am working on a marketing project for the Test Sieve industry and have been tasked with understanding the Sieve market better. I would love to get into contact with some people who use test sieves but I have run into difficulties actually figuring out the job titles that use test sieve. I realize that it is a very versatile product used in many industries but I was wondering if someone here could help me understand the end consumer of who actually performs sieving test. I plan on calling companies and I would rather have a job title that I can ask for rather than " can i speak to the person who does some test sieving".


Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you so Much!
Nathan Staab
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Old 2013-03-01, 04:50   #2
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Hi, Nathan:

I suggest you survey some folks in your target demographic and see how the percentages break down regarding customer preferences for the 3 most commonly used test sieves:

1. Eratosthenes;

2. Multiple polynomial quadratic;

3. Number field.

If they answer (3), make sure to follow up with "general or special?" and ask whether they tend to have more difficulty with the sieving per se, or with the filtering or linear algebra step.
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Old 2013-03-01, 06:17   #3
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Hi, Nathan:
:ROFL: Luckily I had no coffee in my hand (otherwise the keyboard would be irreversible destroyed) and the people in the office are out to lunch (otherwise they would say again that the farang is going nuts, at least)...

By the way I am completely angry with you now... No SIQS?

p.s. joking apart, are you talking to bots now? It seems to me like a specific spamming bot pattern matching based (eliza, etc).

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Old 2013-03-01, 19:54   #4
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p.s. joking apart, are you talking to bots now? It seems to me like a specific spamming bot pattern matching based (eliza, etc).
I think the "bot or not?" tipoff may lie herein:

I am a marketing major at Kent State University majoring in marketing.

The question you really need to ask, is ewmayer 'himself' a bot, with a really wicked AI-snark capability?
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Old 2013-03-01, 19:59   #5
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It is very hard to tell marketing reps from bots - because marketing people really talk like that!
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Old 2013-03-01, 20:00   #6
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if it is a sand sieve, at least, you can get gold from it...
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Old 2013-03-01, 21:53   #7
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Also since when is a forum a "blog"?
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Old 2013-03-01, 22:22   #8
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The posting is complete gobbledygook, but pasting pieces of the sentences into Google finds only this thread - it does not seem to be the work of an automatic spambot. It's hardly a consolation to think that an actual human wrote that.
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Old 2013-03-02, 02:32   #9
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The posting is complete gobbledygook, but pasting pieces of the sentences into Google finds only this thread - it does not seem to be the work of an automatic spambot. It's hardly a consolation to think that an actual human wrote that.
Not quite an actual human - a "marketing major majoring in marketing." I believe the Linnean classification is homo venditoris majorensis venditoris.
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Old 2013-03-03, 00:32   #10
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You would think if it is bot, it would get the grammar and capitalization correct and would not have run on sentences like the first one. Since when is the word "Much" capitalized except at the beginning of a sentence? Also, why is "sieve" in "Sieve market" capitalized? If it's a bot, it's a poor one. If it's a person, he certainly needs to work on his grammar.

Nathan Staab has a twitter account with a nstaab1 ID at https://twitter.com/nstaab1. It says that he is a musician but also a "managerial marketing student" at Kent State. For that reason, I think it may be a legit request for info.; just not worded very well.
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Old 2013-03-05, 02:57   #11
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If you use or are in an industry involving test sieves industry, please take a few minutes to answer the following survey questions in the survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RXf...4Pd2U/viewform

We are students needing to segment the market for this product!

Thanks.

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