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Get rid of the draconian policy on URLs and mentioning products



10:54 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

firstly let me just say that i think Webmaster World is a great source of really useful info. however, i actually stopped using it so much because of the overbearing policy on URLs and mentioning 3rd party products. i know it's difficult to figure out if people are unscrupulously promoting their products. but, please use better judgment on the new site. in the past, my posts have been edited when i was clearly not promoting a product. yes, i mentioned it because my question was a technical issue to do with the product!

also, it's actually very useful to see a discussion about the relative merits of shopping cart A versus shopping cart B. and just because i post about this doesn't mean i'm promoting either one. you just need to use better, more sensible judgments in my opinion. (by the way, those aren't real products so you don't have to edit this ;)


11:19 am on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

I wont agree with allowing URLs, this shall only encourage spam via link-building, infact even allowing the criteria of total number of posts or member age, will not help..
(Spammers will cross this limits)
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