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Posting links to other sites, news, blogs, signatures, etc

Postby British BBQ Society » 18 Dec 2011, 09:32

(With thanks to BBQ Brethren who have given me permission to use their guidelines)

When posting about topics that you've seen on other sites or on blogs, please include enough of the original posting so that your fellow forum members can glean enough information here to understand your point. Don't make us leave our home to read information on another blog or website.

Since you find the posting on another site interesting enough to send us there, post enough to get a feel for it and then link to the blog. Let the members decide if they want to read more. If it's a recipe, add it to our recipes section, photos - add them to our forum. Just be sure to credit the source. Let’s continue to build our forum knowledge base.

It's OK to include links to the original posting AFTER the copy of the original text (giving proper credit), but don't be blatant about it or post gratuitous links. It comes across as pimping and an effort to increase your hits. Blatant "READ MY BLOG" posts will be removed by moderators.

Links in Signatures

Folks...in the past few weeks, several sigs have been pointed out to us that have links to other sites in them that do not conform to our guidelines. We have a few rules regarding linking offsite in your sigs.
We do this simply for one reason. That link will appear in EVERY POST you make, so we require a few things in return.

1 - No hardware commercial sites. (we are happy to discuss advertising)

2 - ALL SITES linked to in signatures from here, must have a reciprocal link. That means if you arr going to link there from here, you MUST have a link back to here. It is only fair. If we are willing to display your link in EVERY POST you make, it is not too much to ask for a link back here.

So, heres the deal. A friendly reminder.

If your linking to your website from here, please ensure your linking back.

If you dont want to link back, then remove the link from your signature.

We will be randomly checking links. If we discover one that does not have the reciprocal link, we will remove it from your signature. If it returns prior to the reciprocal link being put in, your signature then gets shut off completely.

Sorry to be hardnosed about it, but we must enforce our guidelines or we will become one big ad space.

Links will be checked 7 days from this post to give everyone enough time to implement this.
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Re: Posting links to other sites, news, blogs, signatures, e

Postby British BBQ Society » 18 Jan 2012, 13:16

Final reminder,

ALL SITES linked to in signatures from here, must have a reciprocal link. That means if you arr going to link there from here, you MUST have a link back to here. It is only fair. If we are willing to display your link in EVERY POST you make, it is not too much to ask for a link back here.

Links will start being removed this weekend.
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