sugarrae - 7:07 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
"LOL! Exactly the type of promotion that the Mod policy should block."
Well, I'd hardly call that promotion... I don't know the above poster, he doesn't benefit from mentioning me or my site... and I have blogged maybe twice in the last year on that domain. Yet, you don't think twice about the number of posts I've done for webmasterworld that remain in the libraries... so the info I post here is worthy but information on my own site should never be mentioned here?
For me, the issue I've always had with not being able to drop links is that a lot of times they're relevant to the article or in depth message board post at hand... why explain every aspect of what I'm discussing within a post if there is already a longer and more detailed explanation of it elsewhere. And the fact that I've linked to it shows I trust the info... if you're going to trust MY explanation of something or my postings, why wouldn't you trust the links I decided to link to within them.
So, when I have something really in depth to say, I'm going to blog it, rather than post it at webmasterworld... because it's easier for me and more useful for the people who read it... that's the real danger of the current linking policy to useful and helpful information being shared here at webmasterworld.