So my question is, ARE PROFILE LINKS SPAM?
My opinion is that if we use the specific fields only for getting the links we can't talk about spam, but we we stuff out signature, bio boxes, about me, and others with links than that is spam.
I mean that if a site owner asks to complete our profile, and there's a field for our website, we add our URL, owner is happy with the completed profile, we are happy with the link. This isn't spam at all.
Ok this was the simplest part but what is with the registration? Should we register on a forum or any website just to get a public profile with a link it's spam? I mean that we don't need the forum and don't use it we even don't know what's that about but we register a profile just for the backlink.
Ok it's unethical, but theres the option to do it and use it since it's free and open and you're welcomed.
This can't be called spam either but than what it is?