Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

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Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by willprospector » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:21 am

Spam is different in different forums, so I would like an administrator to give
some not too obvious,or less obvious examples of what they calll spam in this
forum. I belong to a lot of forums but I still get confused depending upon what
the forum is. I really do not want to hear "Use good judgement", "Use discretion"
or obvious blatant examples. What I would like to know,for instance,is would it
be considered spam to post a link to my website where I tell everyone that
AvantBrowser is the best web browser, especially for autosurfing in groups?
Or would this be considered blatant advertising for that link?
Please for everyone's benefit include a lot of obscure examples. Don't
just answer that one question. If anyone else with a lot of experience on
this forum would like to add some intelligent examples it would be greatly
appreciated by me and other individuals who are new to this forum.

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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by statm1 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:24 am

You may have a link in your signature. But your link cannot lead to any illegal or porn site.
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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by willprospector » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:57 pm

I wish you could have responded to my question.Can I have a link anywhere else if it pertains to the immediate discussion?

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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by abfan123 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:49 am

statm1 wrote:You may have a link in your signature. But your link cannot lead to any illegal or porn site.
What was the link in willprospector's signature? Was it a link to some illegal website?
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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by willprospector » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:17 am

No,ofcourse not. I work for the federal government and I do not do anything illegal,immoral
or even foolish. I did put a link in one post that applied to the post in question that I tried to edit but the forum would not let me, so all my signatures have been deleted. That is the reason I asked the
question about spam in the first place which was to avoid this happening.

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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by addonsfan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:10 am

There is a spot for a website in your profile, which is probably more appropriate to "advertise" your own site. You should keep in mind that this is a forum of morality. Which means you should be courteous of other people's beliefs, views, political opinions, etc. I don't know the story on your signature, but it might not have been a case of spam, it could have offended someone. I also think it would only be fair for an admin to also explain that, if that was the case.

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Re: Definitions and Examples of Spam so no one misunderstands

Post by André » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:14 am

If you have any questions about your signature, private message the Administrator group. These discussions do not belong in the open forum.
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