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Self-promotion in the forum

  1. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 4 weeks ago

    There seems to be quite a lot of it lately.

    Look left before posting "Do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion or posting links."

    I would also add, don't respond to a post with your own link either. You can point out that you have a hub that might help someone, but don't link.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 weeks ago

    I'm wondering whether HubPages has changed its attitude.   There's a thread advertising someone's book blatantly and nothing has been done about it.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      perhaps nobody reported it.  Did you?

      1. theraggededge profile image95
        theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        I did the fourth time it appeared - because that was really taking the mickey. Nevertheless, it's still there.

        Wish I could promote my blog and hubs like that hmm I expect we all do.

      2. psycheskinner profile image79
        psycheskinnerposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Yes.  And it took a very long time for that flag to be reviewed, apparently--even assuming I was the first to flag it, which I doubt.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          You can always file a report by emailing the team directly if the flag button doesn't seem to be working.

    2. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      It was eventually deleted.  So apparently it was indeed against the rules.

  3. eugbug profile image94
    eugbugposted 4 weeks ago

    Forgive my ignorance, but why is self promotion bad when the link doesn't take the reader off site?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Because if it were allowed, then we'd have endless threads on these forums, with people posting their Hubs saying "look at me look at me!"   

      I think the thread that prompted this post was one for a book of poetry, which does take the reader off the site.

      Also it's always easier to police a rule when it's simple.  If they try to craft a rule that says, "self-promotion isn't allowed except for x, y and z", then people will start arguing about what constitutes x, y and z.

 
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