Links in Signature's

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Hi Everyone,

I am posting this thread, as more of a voting forum wherein we take a call on whether links after signatures should or should not be allowed.

For e.g - when a person signs after writing his reply or giving a answer he can put a signature like -

<name>

<www.website.com>

or

<name>

<www.name.facebook.com>

or

<name>

<name@email.com>

But the site moderator's delete the links as they find it unnessary. Now if the link is in the middle of the post they can remove it but if a person wants to sign with his link, should he be given atleast that much courtesy for answering a question or posting a reply.

People would prefer to share their e-mails, blogs, Facebook profile, linkedin profile, web sites, etc. It adds a personal touch and also lets other know who the person is.

Let's us discuss via this thread how the links would be a positive thing to the forum and how it will form a part of personal signatures in the future.

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Links in Signature's

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Hi Everyone,

I am posting this thread, as more of a voting forum wherein we take a call on whether links after signatures should or should not be allowed.

For e.g - when a person signs after writing his reply or giving a answer he can put a signature like -

<name>

<www.website.com>

or

<name>

<www.name.facebook.com>

or

<name>

<name@email.com>

But the site moderator's delete the links as they find it unnessary. Now if the link is in the middle of the post they can remove it but if a person wants to sign with his link, should he be given atleast that much courtesy for answering a question or posting a reply.

People would prefer to share their e-mails, blogs, Facebook profile, linkedin profile, web sites, etc. It adds a personal touch and also lets other know who the person is.

Let's us discuss via this thread how the links would be a positive thing to the forum and how it will form a part of personal signatures in the future.

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I think the criterion is whether the link is to a commercial site.

Also there is oppportunity in the user profile for self-promotion.

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If the link leads to a page where something is sold, services are offered or donations are requested, it should and will be deleted.

This has ben the practice for over a decade and should continue to be.

The terms of use (TOU) prohibit self promotion on these forums.

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Posting your email in public, where the automated spambots can harvest it, is not a good idea—unless you love to be spammed.

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By the way, you should know that hosts/moderators don't go patrolling the forums to look for links.  When a link is removed, there's a very high likelihood that someone hit the "Report Abuse" button, or the offending post has been reported to the Spam Thread in this particular forum here.  Really, the hosts do have better things to do, but they will react when commercial or self promotion is reported to them.

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Prismmatics wrote on 10/7/2010 8:35 AM:

I am posting this thread, as more of a voting forum wherein we take a call on whether links after signatures should or should not be allowed.

I am not sure what your expectations are that will happen, but I want to

make sure you understand that these forums are not a democracy. You are

welcome to raise issues that you feel should change, but in the end

Adobe, by the voice of our BDFL, decides on policy issues.

For e.g - when a person signs after writing his reply or giving a answer he can put a signature like -

But the site moderator's delete the links as they find it unnessary.

It isn't so much a matter of necessity as it is a matter of value. Links

you want to add are judged on the value they add for the readers. First

by everybody who reads the message and has the opportunity to use the

report abuse link to report such links as spam, second by the moderators

who act upon those reports.

People would prefer to share their e-mails, blogs, Facebook profile, linkedin profile, web sites, etc.

Shouldn't we take a 180° different direction? Is it about what you want

others to see (that sounds very much like advertising), or what others

want to see about you?

If it is about the discussion, put it in the message. If it is about

you, put it on your profile page where interested people can still find it.

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