new guideline? please clarify...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Keith Paynter, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    "The adding of a simple link in a thread, to another web site, without any substantial additional material, is something we frown upon here."
    Just curious, what brought this on?
    Thanks.
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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Keith,
    Here is the problem....
    Lately, too many posts have been cropping
    up that contain just a simple link to another
    website.
    Most of the time it's posts like, DVD FILE
    REVIEWS THE GRINCH or MY REVIEW OF SHREK.
    All that is contained in the post is a link to
    another website.
    Most of the times this is done innocently. Other
    times people purposely come to this site to
    advertise material on their website.
    We don't go to other forums and post links back
    to our site. I don't understand why information
    posted on another forum isn't discussed
    there. After all, someone made the effort to post
    that information there.
    We just want to avoid having our forum used as
    a portal for other discussion forums.
    If you want to post a link to another site, at
    least write a few introductory paragraphs that
    summizes the information, then put a link.
    Thanks
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