The reflinking in OP's post is making me want to puke.
This thread has existed for a long time, well over a year, helping out newbs and others get used to
receiving and using Bitcoin.
For most of that time none of the links were referral links. It was users of the list that suggested I use
referral links... I dunno, feeling that I should get a little something for the time I put into maintaining
this thread. I thought, why not? If the moderators have no problem with that why should you?
The main reason for not allowing referral links on this forum is to keep everyone and their dog from creating
posts with nothing but a referral link... with links to sites that are already on this list... some with links
to sites that have not made it to the list because the community has determined them to be scams or
similar. In other words to keep down the spam of useless posts.
I would suggest that this thread serves a good purpose. Judging by the feedback I get in the thread itself,
as well as in PM's and other places, it has helped many get into Bitcoin. I don't need the money but it is
nice to get this little reminder and confirmation that this is a worthy cause. I, and some of the operators
of these faucets, also donate some BTC to the newbie lotto fund...
So now, what is your problem?