|12. For offers posted after May 26, 2012, you may not promote your affiliate program within a WSO thread. For a general explanation, see the discussion starting with this post. (Posted 5/26/2012)|
Note that links in your signature are fine, as those do not show in the WSO section. Thus, they're separate from the sales copy.
This is NOT meant to discourage people from recruiting affiliates for their offers. It is simply intended to separate the affiliate programs from the products being promoted. It has gotten to the point at which it seems as though the affiliate program is, for many offers, the big reason to buy the product.
That's not an appropriate way to sell a product.
PS: If you really like this new rule, do not thank me. Scroll down to WillR's post and thank him. He's the one who suggested it. I just relayed it to Allen, and he approved it.
Will's idea, folks. Credit where it's due.