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akanevsky
06 Apr 2006, 23:23
I believe, vb.org members are allowed to create threads about their new sites when they create one - whether if they want to receive feedback, or if they just want to let people know. When I created such thread... It was deleted by an admin for the reason of "Self-Promotion". The reality is, there was no self-promotion whatsoever in the post.

When I requested explanation from the administrator, I received no reply.
Therefore, I'm creating this thread, and I'd appreciate it if someone explains what's going on. Thank you for your attention.

Nutz
06 Apr 2006, 23:40
I knew posting mine would probably get deleted so I just didn’t bother. I don’t have a problem, stops a lot of spam.

Thanks,
Mat

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:18
It's against the rules of this site, that's why your post was deleted. The rule is in place to prevent this site from getting spammed with posts of people wanting to create traffic for their own site. If you want that rule changed, feel free to contact Jelsoft. From our point of view, we think it's a good rule, and most forum admins would agree.

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:21
P.S. You can still post a link to your new site in the Forum Commenting forum. :) That's allowed and that's the purpose of that forum.

Nutz
07 Apr 2006, 00:22
What about websites about vBulletin but not running vBulletin forum?

Thanks,
Mat

akanevsky
07 Apr 2006, 00:24
P.S. You can still post a link to your new site in Site Feedback. :) That's allowed and that's the purpose of that forum.

So if I posted my message in Site Feedback instead of Lounge, it wouldn't be deleted?

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:24
That's a good question and we don't have a specific policy on that. In the past, we've allowed members who want to ask about a general design question of their non-vB site.

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:25
Sorry, I meant Forum Commenting. Site Feedback is this forum!!!

akanevsky
07 Apr 2006, 00:30
Oh. Well, my site is vbulletin modification oriented. Can I post the message in Forum Commenting?

Paul M
07 Apr 2006, 00:34
I'm pretty sure that sig exceeds a rule or two ;)

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:42
Oh. Well, my site is vbulletin modification oriented. Can I post the message in Forum Commenting?Of course! :)

akanevsky
07 Apr 2006, 00:47
I'm pretty sure that sig exceeds a rule or two ;)

"You may have a link to your own website or services, but there must be no promotional language like "Best Hosting" or "Cheapest Styles". Paypal and affiliate links are NOT permitted."

Unless you can point out the part that fits the criteria of "promotional language", the signature does not break any rules.

Of course! :)

Thanks, Erwin.
I am just wondering what's the reason for the other administrator not being able to tell me that? :(

Erwin
07 Apr 2006, 00:49
"You may have a link to your own website or services, but there must be no promotional language like "Best Hosting" or "Cheapest Styles". Paypal and affiliate links are NOT permitted."

Unless you can point out the part that fits the criteria of "promotional language", the signature does not break any rules.



Thanks, Erwin.
I am just wondering what's the reason for the other administrator not being able to tell me that? :(
Probably lack of time.

Your sig is fine since it does not have promotional language. We want to support the coders here and if they want to tell others of their service that is fine as far as I'm concerned, as long as it's not coached in promotional language.

Gio~Logist
07 Apr 2006, 03:01
So i can't say something like:

www.vbulletin.org The Best Resource For Vbulletin Hacks!

:p

Danny.VBT
07 Apr 2006, 03:08
So i can't say something like:

www.vbulletin.org (http://www.vbulletin.org) The Best Resource For Vbulletin Hacks!

:p

Nope, but you can say Danny.vbt is much better than Erwin!

Paul M
07 Apr 2006, 04:59
Unless you can point out the part that fits the criteria of "promotional language", the signature does not break any rules.
4. Signature Rules

4.1 Size Limits: All signatures should not exceed the following size limits:
Just Text: 8 lines small size or 4 lines size 2 and up to 90 chars per line
Just Image: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
Text and Image: 4 lines (or 2 with Textsize 2) and one image (in a new line) up to 300 pixels wide, 75 pixels tall and 20k in size.
( Empty lines are counting as well.) How many lines is yours exactly :)

Brad
07 Apr 2006, 06:29
Paul, please let the staff deal with such things. If you want to report or point out something please send a staff member a PM.

This issue at hand has been dealt with, so I am closing this thread.