What I'm referring to is the (very) thinly veiled self-promotion I see on a regular basis. I've noticed a few posters who do it in nearly every single post. It generally goes something like this:
1. OP asks a question about a particular topic.
2. The self-promoter replies, and the first part of that reply is non-self-promotional advice. Then the second part of the reply involves a statement along the lines of "That's why I teach [insert topic here]" or "I've been teaching how to [insert topic here] for years."
3. The reply includes a signature link offering to teach you [insert topic here].
It's painfully obvious and has started to get on my nerves as I see it time and time again. It would be one thing to simply reply in threads about topics related to your signature link, and let your signature link do its work. But to openly reference the service you provide within your replies themselves, in a nonstop, patently self-promotional fashion, seems to go against the clear meaning of the ban on self-promotion outside the paid advertising sections of the forum.
Am I right? Am I wrong?
I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I'm not trying to be a busybody here. It's just starting to get really old.