I recently had a link removed from a post (see page http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...threadid=16770
If you look at my post, you'll see that I am asking a question about a hosting company. I have a link to the hosting company, which the moderator (Chicken) left as -is.
However, the link to my non-profit, non-commercial, non-hosting-related website was removed.
It was then (apparently) placed into a sig, somehow.
I looked at the Rules (which were substantially rewritten since I looked at them a couple of weeks ago), but I still have some questions:
1. Why is it wrong to have a link, within a post, to a site that is non-profit, non-commercial, and not related in the slightest to web-hosting? How does that link hurt anyone's credibility?
2. Why can we have links in signatures, but not in posts?
3. Looking at the Rules, I read the following:
"Participants may not use the Forum to direct others to any pages at their own commercial website, including informational pages.
Participants may not use the Forum to direct other to any pages which they have a commercial interest in, these include commission or referral hyperlinks."
This seems to indicate that we're talking about links to commercial or hosting-related pages. Which of the following is true?
- Chicken deleted the link without looking at my site.
- NO LINKS OF ANY SORT are allowed.
This needs to made clear. If we cannot link to any sites, then a major benefit of using this **WEB** forum is negated. I understand that you need to appear above the fray, but this is ridiculous.