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.