Our rules really aren't that difficult to understand and follow. The abridged version of the rules is as follows:
- Don't spam
- Don't post pointless crap
- Don't be shady
If you can do that, your stay here will be easy and long.
"Spam" is a pretty big catch all for posting things that overly promotional in nature. This can be traditional spam like Viagra or iPhones for cheap, but it can also be less blatant things like posting something just to drop a link into your post or asking questions about something you already know the answer to (for example if you worked retail web based company in Wisconsin and you start a thread asking people where to get find a good shooting stick on the internet).
For the most part affiliate links are considered spam... You *can* have them in your signature (but not within a post).
Things related to spamming other sites are not allowed (selling blog commenting, YouTube/Facebook "Likes" for example). A good rule of thumb would be to not sell a service that involves a site you don't own.
"Signature" links that aren't actually in your signature (in the body of a post) are not allowed.
Attempts to artificially manipulate any of our systems can be seen as spam (for example if you "like" a zillion posts that are not really likable).
simply don't post whatever it is....
Pretty normal things apply to not being deceptive.
- Are you doing anything that could be considered illegal?
- Are you lying to someone about anything?
- Shilling - don't "help a friend out" by pretending to be a customer or giving them an "unbiased" review. If you don't know what it is, read about it on Wikipedia.
- Duplicate Accounts - there are no circumstances whatsoever where we allow duplicate accounts (you may not have a "personal" and "business" account for example). Duplicate accounts can be multiple accounts you created, multiple accounts you use, etc. We don't allow shared accounts either (so don't let anyone use your account). There are no "business" accounts and accounts are non-transferrable (if someone is an employee somewhere, the individual "owns" the account, not the business). In case we aren't being clear enough, you are allowed to create (and use) one account in your lifetime (if you are reincarnated, you still must use the account you created in your previous life).