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why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by calorifer » Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:13 pm

Not that i have a problem with that or anything, i want to know the actual reason for it to see if it's an ok reason and if i should use it on my forums.
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by PhilTaylor-Prazgod » Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:55 pm

calorifer wrote: Not that i have a problem with that or anything, i want to know the actual reason for it to see if it's an ok reason and if i should use it on my forums.
Its because certain people dont want to allow refereal links, commercial advertising or the such in their signature.
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by brad » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:38 pm

Thanks Phil.

Commercial sites are allowed in signatures, however affiliate links are not. Having the literal link in a signature makes it easy to avoid affiliate links.
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by PhilTaylor-Prazgod » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:40 pm

brad wrote: Thanks Phil.

Commercial sites are allowed in signatures, however affiliate links are not. Having the literal link in a signature makes it easy to avoid affiliate links.
By commercial advertising I meant Images and Banners :-)

I remember getting told off ;-) for a signature like:
90% Off all Custom Components this weekend only at my site http://www.phil-taylor.com
(P.S.  I am NOT giving 90% off this weekend - its just an example)
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by calorifer » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:59 pm

k,  even tho i don't see any commercial gain from http://www.deviantlogic.net/finger_insi ... _pussy.jpg i understand and rulez are rulez ....
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by brad » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:05 pm

Your signature never has the literal link to that site.. it was a href link. Technically there is nothing in the rules that prevents you using  http://www.deviantlogic.net/finger_insi ... _pussy.jpg as your sig... however I'd politely request that you don't, not that there is anything wrong with the content.. just the link implies a +18 picture is what you are linking to.

Hope you understand. :)
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by calorifer » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:07 pm

brad wrote: not that there is anything wrong with the content.. just the link implies a +18 picture is what you are linking to.
that's the whole idea ... but i won't use it.
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Re: why no href links to documents/pictures in a signature?

Post by brad » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:11 pm

calorifer wrote:
brad wrote: not that there is anything wrong with the content.. just the link implies a +18 picture is what you are linking to.
that's the whole idea ... but i won't use it.
Thanks :D
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