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***READ: What you can't post here :READ***

Discussion in 'Webmasters & Websites' started by Dragonfree, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Dragonfree

    Dragonfree Just me Staff Member Moderator

    If random people can come and post stuff at it, you can't link to it here.

    Okay?

    Now, if THAT isn't the very epitome of simple, I don't know what is.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2005
  2. charlizard

    charlizard Banned

    so...what's the purpose of this thread???
     
  3. ArteMagica

    ArteMagica Love. Honor. Truth

    She means advertising forums.If you can post at the link the thread starter linked to then it's a forum(or other non website things).And forum links aren't allowed here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2005
  4. Dragonfree

    Dragonfree Just me Staff Member Moderator

    The purpose of this thread is to try to make it clear for even the most dim-witted members that they can not link to their forums, RPGs or whatever here.
     
  5. Guitar dude bill

    Guitar dude bill It's here, it's near

    Are you allowed to advertise on your sig? Just need to check again. It was fine at the signature check I just need to know
     
  6. Dragonfree

    Dragonfree Just me Staff Member Moderator

    It's fine in sigs, just not posting it in here.
     
  7. Gutsman

    Gutsman Indigo Champion

    I'm just curious, but why can't we post forums? Just wondering.
     
  8. NightwolfAA2k5

    NightwolfAA2k5 Game & Software Dev

    All I'm going to say is this is a forum, and it is not general practice to put links to other forums on your forum anyway (in most cases)

    It would be like nintendo putting ads for sony playstations on the gamecube, you just don't do it.
     
  9. Rufinito18

    Rufinito18 mE Entertainment

    Yea, thats how it usually works....
     
  10. Magma Leader Maxie

    Magma Leader Maxie Non caedor caedo

    As well as not promoting other forums on a forum (except in sigs) being a standard rule, anyone can take a stroll down to invisionfree.net and create a forum in a fraction of a second.

    It takes more effort to make a site, for one thing. And people randmoly chatting isn't really useful information that people want...
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2006
  11. Rufinito18

    Rufinito18 mE Entertainment

    A succesful forum is also alot of work, don't dismiss it like that.

    1. Finding a skin/making one
    2.Pips
    3.Macros
    4.Topbanner
    5.Modifications
    6.Advertizing.


    It's not allowed not because forums are easy to make, but because they might remove members from this very forum.
     
  12. Dragonfree

    Dragonfree Just me Staff Member Moderator

    There is only one purpose in linking to a forum here: advertising to get more members.

    Meanwhile, when you link to a website here, you can receive comments and criticism, people can point out bugs, etc. It has a point. People with real websites would have a very hard time if all their threads were drowned in blatant forum advertisements.

    It's very difficult to "criticize" a forum. Yeah, you can criticize the forum banner, but then just go to Fan Art and have it criticized there. Because the content of the forum is not created by you - it's created by every registered member - you can't just go "Oh, fix this member's spelling" or "This member is wrong when he says this".
     
  13. AgentChronon

    AgentChronon I <3 Buoysel

    That was perfect. But no one is giving comments to my site...
     
  14. Gutsman

    Gutsman Indigo Champion

    I'm sounding really n00bish saying this but are we allowed to post sites that link to a forum somewhere in the site?
     
  15. Yes we are, as long as we do not link a forum.
     
  16. Jetx

    Jetx hooray, it's Jetx!

    Actually, you're not allowed to link to a site with a forum if the forum is pretty mcuh the only content on the site.
     
  17. AgentChronon

    AgentChronon I <3 Buoysel

    So this is basically outruling Guestbooks, Wikis, Oekakis, Forums, and RPGs.

    I see.
     
  18. The4400

    The4400 Boulder Trainer

    What about refferel sites?

    Like, www.url.comu=namehere

    bassically a free site thats based on points, if i get people to sign up under me i get points.

    The site also has a forum but the main purpose of the site is to get points and prizes.

    The way to get points is to do polls, read news articles, do trivia, invite other members, etc.
     
  19. nashie1

    nashie1 Well-Known Member

    Can we make threads to ask for stuff for forums like pips or skins and stuff like that or is that against the rules to?
     
  20. AgentChronon

    AgentChronon I <3 Buoysel

    I THINK you can ask but you cant advertise.
     

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