Not allowing links in signatures

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Ideas' started by Forexguy, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Forexguy

    Forexguy Active Trader

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    This is, in my opinion, a ridiculous rule. The content I post is valuable, I participate to provide value and to learn, so why then should I be denied the opportunity to advertise my business? I'm not spamming anyone, and the reader has a choice whether or not they want to check out the link. How do you know that MY site would not be valuable to the forum menbers? This is the first forum I've joined that has such a rule.. and because of it I won't be back.
     
  2. Enivid

    Enivid Administrator Staff Member

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    The advertising on the forum is paid. The forum was created for traders to discuss trading issues, not for the entrepreneurs to promote their sites and products.
     
  3. cheeseweasel

    cheeseweasel Active Trader

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    I just wanted to double check if my sig is okay? I'm guessing it's fine because I'm just linking to personal rather than commercial sites, but better safe than sorry! :)

    By the way, I agree with the stipulation to not allow commercial links - forex is full of people spamming and trying to push their junk on others (I'm not saying that everything out there is junk, but it's far easier to have a blanket ban than validate every product and service in a link), it's nice to have somewhere that's free of that.
     
  4. Enivid

    Enivid Administrator Staff Member

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    Links to personal blogs with no ads (or very few of them) are OK.
     
  5. cheeseweasel

    cheeseweasel Active Trader

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  6. earn

    earn Active Trader

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    ok thanks for clearification...
     
  7. profit13

    profit13 Trader

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    I m new here, this thread is really helpful and informative for me.
     
  8. mjackson

    mjackson Guest

    any advertising in threads, in any shape and form, must be forbidden.
     
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  9. Alchemist

    Alchemist Active Trader

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    I agree with this. Some commercial sites do offer valuable content, but it would be impossible to police. Besides, you don't want impressionable newbies going off to commercial sites . . . :)

    I agree with this as well, because it's beneficial to other members. When I come across someone who is posting useful stuff, I'll visit their site if they have one.
     
  10. You can stick that no one can insert link till he/she post count must be 25 or greater.
     
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  11. fxlogic

    fxlogic Trader

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    Agree

    Yes, i agree with you. maybe do 100 posts first before allowing to add links on his/her sig. I think thats the trust level to show that you are not spamming the forum
     
  12. lowe

    lowe Confirmed ProfiForex Representative

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    I think there is a valid reason for this, and besides everyone make their rule, after all they are they providers. So we just have to try our best to follow them!
     
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  13. syai77

    syai77 Active Trader

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    Yeah, link on signature make our account looks so bad...
    So, please any one here, romove your payment sustem
     

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