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New Policy Regarding Advertising Links
Nov 5th, 2013 at 8:02pm
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The forum guides have decided that there is too much subversive adverting going on in posts and in signature files and we have had several complaints about this.
Basically if people want to advertise their business then they should use the official channels under the advertise tag at the top of the forum.

From now on you can not have links to commercial websites in your signature file or subversive advertising copy.
We dont have any issues with you mentioning your company name by name but no link. Ie your Bill Smith, Bill Smiths Gunsmithing. Timaru
But not Bill Smiths New Zealands Best Gunsmiths, whykickamoocow, fast turn around and cheap.....etc..

The same applies to posts where members are obviously promoting commercial business or products for sale on other websites.
We don't have problems with you putting links in a reply to websites that will help people solve a problem and all of that ...after all that is what the forum is for but  to answer someone's question with " look at this rifle" and its a link to a trademe site. not on... as we don't allow trademe links full stop.
Its a bit of a grey area but if your answer is genuinely trying to help someone there is no problem. Just understand there are we are trying to keep the forum advertising free within the posts and drive all advertising to the banners which pay for the forum.

If you are one of these then please alter your signiture file Smiley

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Alan

« Last Edit: Nov 6th, 2013 at 10:21am by Alan »  

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Re: New Policy Regarding Advertising Links
Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2014 at 11:47am
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