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Old 11-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Posting links - rules?

Lately I have found myself posting a lot of links to outside sites instead of typing the same long info over and over. I'm wanting to check if I am breaking any site rules by doing this. All links are relevant to the conversations in the threads I am posting in.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Links are generally ok so long as they are on topic and there is not commercial intent behind you posting them (I.e. you run a website and constantly direct people there to buy from you).

Here is what the rules specifically state:

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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I think most of us post links to other sites occasionally. There are some great resources out there. I regularly post links to the profiles section of cichlid-forum and use plantgeek, apc, and planted tank for info on plants. Like Fort said, as long as you're not referring people to other sites (for membership, profit, etc), and it's just to help someone, it's perfectly fine.


Now... if it's a signature, that's a different story:

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Just thought I'd toss that out there as well while on the topic.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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Ok, thank you both. Glad I'm not breaking the rules by dodging writing paragraph after paragraph.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:56 AM   #5
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BUT it is ok to reference your own build thread in your sig right? Or even another AA thread for that matter.?
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AA is fine. Competing websites are not.
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