Re: Rules for Posting in the Paid Consulting, Training and Services Forum
Brad - People who are regular participants with >150 posts may "self promote" in any discussion. Anyone helping others has a "right" to do some self promotions in any discussion thread.
But - To start a new thread here in this specific forum is a specific requirement. This forum is essentially an "advertising" space.
How strict? Well, lets say someone has >100 posts in which they are helping people - I'd consider that to be a significant input and while the moderators may discuss in "unusual" situations, I think a bit of "self promotion" should be allowed.
If someone with <150 posts self-promotes in a post or a thread here or anywhere else, it may be discussed, but if their posts are posts in which they help people it will out out of hand be deleted.
That said, there is also the case of people representing a company. While not applicable to this specific forum, they do (in my opinion) have a right to respond if their product and/or service is mentioned in a post in a thread in the forum.
If anyone want to opine on this, please do so. I just want to keep things "fair", reward active participants and in general to keep Elsmar "up with the times". If anything, I want to promote active participation.
So - I can't say the requirements are "set in stone". There is room for overall consideration.