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August 28, 2018, 11:18:09 AM
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This user promote his/her website (Topics started by user) almost all the boards in the bitcointalk. I don't think his/her intention is noble since this user only shares the links for his/her website, but not sharing anything in the forum. I'm not saying his/her posts shared only on his/her website are less valuable. Some of them are actually worth to read. The problem is the way he/she promote his/her website, it's really annoying. This user always uses big red dots on the subject and with big useless pictures. I have reported two threads of him/her and even deleted by mods.

The problem is why the forum allowed to run this kind of promoting which I believed really annoying for other users. I just want to know is there any forum rule regarding a website promotion?


Note -I have searched and couldn't find a similar thread which addressed this issue.
  

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August 28, 2018, 12:37:54 PM
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It's definitely annoying, and since the comments are not in line with the topic title or thread agenda, you can just report his posts for spam. In time, people like this will be banned from the forum, but there dozens of these people operating at once, so a few will always slip through the net. If a DT member could tag them that would help somewhat, but I doubt it would curb their spam.

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August 28, 2018, 12:49:04 PM
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I see what you mean - glyphs in the title, and stupid great images. I've put him on ignore.

There are quite a few members who promote their own websites here, and I am certainly one of them. I do it in my signature, and in posts if the site is "on topic". Just as a tip for people considering doing this - you seem to get better click through rates from a simple "run of text" link. Of course this assumes that you are making a useful and constructive post to contain the link.

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August 28, 2018, 02:24:19 PM
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Indeed, looks annoying and some of them look like spam to me. You can report them to the moderator.

I'm not sure why he isn't using his signature to promote his own website if it's that important for him...

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August 28, 2018, 02:37:56 PM
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It's definitely annoying, and since the comments are not in line with the topic title or thread agenda, you can just report his posts for spam. In time, people like this will be banned from the forum, but there dozens of these people operating at once, so a few will always slip through the net. If a DT member could tag them that would help somewhat, but I doubt it would curb their spam.
I report his posts and mods also deleted his topics, but he is doing the same thing again and again what he usually does. I'm hoping mods will see my thread and stop this shit ASAP.

I see what you mean - glyphs in the title, and stupid great images. I've put him on ignore.

There are quite a few members who promote their own websites here, and I am certainly one of them. I do it in my signature, and in posts if the site is "on topic". Just as a tip for people considering doing this - you seem to get better click through rates from a simple "run of text" link. Of course this assumes that you are making a useful and constructive post to contain the link.

Promoting your website is not the thing I concerned, but the way he did it. Actually, I'm a fan of your work and the way you utilize your signature space with your site is ok. I just put him ignore, but why mods are leaving loopholes in the forum rules when it comes to the promoting websites. There should be a guideline if members really want to promote their website in the forum. Otherwise what would happen is those threads become a headache for other members and provide space for the spammers/one-liners.  

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August 28, 2018, 02:40:50 PM
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Promoting is equal to advertising and advertising is not allowed as per rules. Report one of his posts and see what happens. He might get temp banned at least.

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August 28, 2018, 06:34:10 PM
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Actually Cross posting is not allowed in this forum, only exception is if it is getting done on local board and language is different on each board. You can create a report of all Cross post and send it to Global Moderators,  This guy can be permanently banned on counts of spamming and Cross posting.

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August 28, 2018, 11:00:51 PM
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I'm of the viewpoint that it depends on the content. If the post is of high quality, and offers more content than what they gain from adding a link then I'll usually leave it. But, if they are simply sharing something, and not providing any information in the thread then I'll remove it. So, basically if its low quality, and its obvious that they are posting to advertise their website/youtube or what ever then I'll report/remove it. This happens a lot in the altcoin section with people promoting their telegrams and discords.

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September 07, 2018, 11:45:56 AM
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Promoting is equal to advertising and advertising is not allowed as per rules. Report one of his posts and see what happens. He might get temp banned at least.

I'm of the viewpoint that it depends on the content. If the post is of high quality, and offers more content than what they gain from adding a link then I'll usually leave it. But, if they are simply sharing something, and not providing any information in the thread then I'll remove it.
However, Mycrypto1222 continue his annoying works (Big red dots in the subject, useless pictures in the post and advertising his site) as usual. Tongue
why @theymos is it allowed to post this red dots in a subject?

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