We've been getting a ton of useless one-line posts and general spam lately. This is generated largely by affiliates directly pimping their offers or posting for sig file exposure. Please re-read the rules on affiliate links:
(5) No Affiliate Links Allowed - Promote Your Own Domain/s Only. It's either this or we have to cut out sig files altogether which we do not want to do. |
(6) Anyone Caught Promoting The Same Site/Offer Will Be Deleted. Program owners are telling their members to come here and make posts to promote their offer in their sig files. This has caused tons of useless messages to be posted and it is clogging up the forum. Anyone caught doing this will have to be removed. This is not an ad forum - it is a discussion forum.
Edit: We have no problem with someone pointing to their WSO within their sig.
Edit: Due to certain people trying to find a loophole I needed to add yet another edit. Please do not try to get around these rules by getting your own domain name and simply redirecting it to an affiliate program. You Will Be Removed From Here When Caught.
If you want to promote an affiliate program do it on your own domain. Your own web site. Not a "pre-made" web site. Your own web site, a real one. Then put THAT web site in your sig file.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is asking you to risk getting banned for their own benefit. This may not be someone you want to promote.
The policy has nothing to do with the individual products you may choose to promote. It exists to prevent behavior that's harmful to the discussions that go on here. Specifically, the posting of countless short and useless comments and threads, made solely for sig file exposure. That kind of thing wastes the time of a lot of people.
The thread containing those quotes is at the top of every page in main discussion. It is labeled "Forum Rules - Please Read This Before Posting On The Forum."
There is no excuse for violating those rules. There is no reasonable way to claim you didn't know, other than to say you chose not to read the rules.
If you have a link in your sig file pointing to any page that violates these rules, please adjust your profile to remove that link. And please do not continue posting pointless one-liners for sig file exposure.
While we're at it: Knock it off with the "See my sig file" comments. You know who you are...