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Updating the "Signature" section in the Forum Rules

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by phpfail, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. phpfail

    phpfail Regular Member

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    The forum rules currently state:

    I received a warning about promoting my service and having my Skype for contact in my signature, It doesn't say anything in the rules, so I contacted an admin to make sure it was okay if I had a specific signature, I misunderstood him because he said "to answer your question, yes, you can have a signature", so since I asked specifically if I can have "this is the signature I wanted and was asking if it were okay", I thought he meant yes, that specific signature was okay.

    Just so others don't get an infraction for this, I think it should be added into the rules that you are not allowed to promote your service in your signature unless you are a jr. vip.

    I also wanted to bring this to the attention of other members so they are cautious of what they post in their signature, and make sure it follows the rules. I try hard to have a good reputation, and it kind of upsets me that this misunderstanding happened, and just trying to prevent future problems.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, and hope nobody else has this problem;
    phpFail
     
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  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    I was faced with the very same issue - and at all times like the OP was doing my best to follow the rules which I had like you I had misunderstood

    Thanks for posting OP a point worth clarifying imho :)
     
  3. phpfail

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    I'm comforted to see I'm not the only one who had a situation like this, and hopefully this thread will call for an updating of the signature section so nobody else has this problem.

    I had my service in my signature for about 16 hours and got 3 new clients, so I will definately be purchasing Donor status once I am paid by those 3 clients.
     
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    If i have for example my website to my signature of this forum is not allowed?
     
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    links to your website not allowed in sig
    links to products you sell not allowed in sig

    this is a privilege for payed members of bhw
    donor rank is required to advert in your sig .
     
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    I know this... that's exactly what the TOS says. That's not what I am saying. I had my skype in my signature, saying if you need programming skype me: (myskype). I sent a mod my exact signature and he sent me the section above, and said "To answer your question, yes, you can have a signature, but no links or banners", since I didn't have a link, and since he said "to answer your question" I assumed my signature was okay, since my question was can i have "this as my signature".

    I feel like people on here read the first sentence of everything and reply only reading the first sentence. I feel that is why I had the misunderstanding, because only the first sentence or two of each of my messages were read and replied to, not my entire message, so they only got half the picture.


    Note: If you were replying to the post above you, and not to me, then sorry if I came off as rude, but you didn't say if you were replying to me or the post above.
     
  7. brkseven

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    It must be like those you email to with 2-3 questions and they answer only the first one!!! It drives me crazy, there are so many like that! Then you have to email them again, and prob piss 'em off because you're emailing them twice!
     
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    had my skype in my signature, saying if you need programming skype me

    your soliciting business without the donor rank also against bhw rules.

    sigs are for donors - what ever you offer or advertise its a donor privilege
     
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    I know this, and I said this in my post. It doesn't say in the rules you can not tho. I read the entire rules. The rules also do not state anything about having to be a donor to advertise your service.

    That is the WHOLE reason I made this thread, is because it does not say that you can not offer a service in your signature without being a donor, it just says you can not have a link or image in your signature unless you are a donor.

    I feel like you aren't fully understanding this thread or my posts.
     
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  10. phpfail

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    I'm reading these rules by the way.
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/misc.php?do=vsarules
    Maybe there is another section of rules I have not seen?
     
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    I only had one question, and then a few clarifying sentences to clarify my question, but it seems only the last sentence of my message was read, because only my clarifying statements were replied to
     
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    this rule is not in the signature section because it's not specific to signatures. non-donors can't solicit business of any kind through any avenues. this applies to both posts and sigs, and all forms of solicitation including links, PMs, emails, skype ids, phone numbers, other instant messengers, etc.
     
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    No soliciting of services directly or indirectly is allowed by non-paying members.

    Warnings are zero-point infractions and have no bearing on your account standing. Their primary purpose is to serve as a rule reminder. We understand that there is a significant amount of confusion surrounding the BST section so warnings are used to make sure that all the mods know who has been reminded of what should a violation occur repeateadly. Also I would like to remind you of section ten:

     
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