There are some aspects of the new rules that I agree with and others that a I don't agree with. Know what though? Whether or not I agree with these new rules, whole or in part matters not.
Because at the end of the day my opinion of the matter is of no consequence to the forum or the market it supports.
Here's my advice to anyone serious about their business:
Adaptation is important. One must adapt their offers to work with certain advertising venues. At the end of the day, that's all this forum is with respect to the WSO section..... an advertising venue.
As a seasoned Internet marketer with a decade of skin in the game, I've run my fair share of WSOs. Ive also run other offers in so many other venues I can't possibly recall them all.
Because it is unheard of and unrealistic to expect that any ONE source (or advertising venue) will work FOREVER with any particular offer. This could be due to one of many a variable.
Such variables might include....
1. A discontinuation of the venue (like if, for example, they said "to hell with it" and turned off the WSO forum).
2. A policy change in a venue that renders an offer noncompliant with the venue's TOS.
3. An offers "blinds" a particular venues traffic and becomes ineffective.
Any ONE of the above scenarios would cause an advertiser to lose money and theyd need to seek other places to advertise or otherwise adjust their offer.
It's part of doing business.
Diversity is also part of doing business. As such, it is my belief that only those relying SOLEY on the WSO forum for 100 percent of their traffic and revenue are the ones in real trouble.
If that's you, my advice........
Adjust your offer to get compliant. You have no other choice if you want to continuing advertising here.
Seek out other like places to advertise and begin testing them. At any one time, I have 10 different ads running in 10 different places at minimum. That's not by accident. That's what Ive learned is "safe" over the years.
The above is really, other than my own amusement, WHY I really don't care about the new WSO rules that much. If I never run a WSO again, the impact on my business would be minimal - and completely countered within days.
That is why you should diversify your traffic in 2015 - having no more than 10% of your traffic coming from any one place (to include the WSO forum).