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When did hotlinking to sites on websites become such a wrong thing to do? Do people
not like to network?
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md16185 wrote:When did hotlinking to sites on websites become such a wrong thing to do? Do people
not like to network?
Stealing bandwidth has always been wrong.
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Is it safe to say, in terms of links to websites, that promoting and advertising are one in
the same? Is that y it is prohibited?
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md16185 wrote:Is it safe to say, in terms of links to websites, that promoting and advertising are one in
the same? Is that y it is prohibited?
Linking and hotlinking are two different things. Which do you want to discuss?
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HAve links always been taken as advertaising, when not in a contributive context in a post?
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md16185 wrote:HAve links always been taken as advertaising, when not in a contributive context in a post?
Yeah ... That's kinda the point. ;) They don't contribute anything, so why post them? Advertising, spam, flame. None of those are good.
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There have been times on my forum where, before V3 came about, losers would post like 500
spams, out of boredom. I remember when certainwell-known trouble makers signed up as like
20 tv characters...
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miajade11 wrote:most of the people just put their links for personal advertising without following the topic
kinda like you just did? :roll:

anyway, any type of spam is bad, whether it be through forum posting or email or other means. one could argue that advertising is spam also, but if nobody advertised anything, how would you know about something? does this also include tv and print (i.e. are they spamming our tv and newspapers :lol: )? what about this website? is phpbb spamming their own board? it looks like there is a very fine line between the two...
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The obvious difference between advertising on TV/phpBB.com and spam is that advertisers pay money so you can enjoy services for free. Spammers abuse these services.
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ElbertF wrote:The obvious difference between advertising on TV/phpBB.com and spam is that advertisers pay money so you can enjoy the service for free.
ok, so how about people that are posting links in their signatures? i can almost bet that if i posted my website (other than support forums), i would get a lovely reminder about phpbb rule 1j. so in a sense, every post i have made here could constitute as spam. again, a very fine line.
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The rules allow spam links in signatures, and for the reason that people who otherwise contribute can also self promote in this way.
We should talk less, and say more.
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