Kendo - 7:53 am on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Typical forum policy just about every where is that when recommending a solution or service, if it is commercial or a link is provided, then it is considered spamming. If one happens to mention an entity more than once in whatever period it is also considered spamming.
Even if the recommendation is for the only solution available when everyone believes that there is none, it is still considered spamming!
Often I come across information sites, you know, the ones that publish articles on how to do this and that for the sole purpose of entrapping visitors for ad-click revenue. While they have borrowed the information, often the best advice has been excluded. But when I email them to point out the inadequacy quite often I get a response like, "but that is a commercial solution". This is most amusing when considering that they have lifted most of their information from that commercial site or from another who has, and the only one making a profit from that information is their "free" service.
Actually, it's not amusing at all.
A bad mod takes things personally
I totally agree with this and it applies off forum also. Recently I received an email from a client who had been sharing my support responses with his IT staff and pointed out that it was felt by some that my comments had been sarcastic. Well this had me going so I read through all of my previous emails and at no time did I ever mention that the IT guy who had mangled the code that we provided was the root of all his problems.