Jun 11, 2003, 11:07 PM
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I guess I should state something here about this.
References to commercial sites/etc
I just posted a message in the "Help Me" area with two such references (not our own shop), so I guess I need to clarify policy.
The *ONLY* place this should occur with any regularity is in the "Help Me" area. *AND* it should be VERY specific to the request.
No general "try this site," or "xyz has great prices on ____". If someone asks for Kunzite (as in this case) your links should point to the Kunzite <G>
Any other sorts of posts would violate the anti-spam policy here.
Too many other boards and forums are just gratuitous advertising. I don't want to see that here (which is why there is a short limit on signatures, and images are disallowed).
That said, I have no problems with posting specific sources for materials. As you can see, I did ;) I believe in the cooperative nature of the Internet, Forums and sharing information. We don't have a monopoly on beads, supplies and such, but this is our forum, and we are paying for it, so if you want to advertise, contact us, and help pay for it ;). Free plugs are OK _if_ they are relevant and targeted to the post or question at hand.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217