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Self-promotion in the forum

  1. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 9 months 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 image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 months 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 image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      perhaps nobody reported it.  Did you?

      1. theraggededge profile image99
        theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin 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 image83
        psycheskinnerposted 9 months agoin 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 image99
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin 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 image83
      psycheskinnerposted 9 months agoin reply to this

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

  3. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 9 months ago

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

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin 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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