Today there's a post
that is only a series of links to a single retail website. The thread head offers no critique or external perspective: it's a glowing recommendation. If I were going to write an ad for that store (knowing mefi is my target sales demographic), it would look a lot like that thread.
Why is the thread OK? And if it's OK, why wouldn't any link to any website, ad, or Ugg-knockoff warehouse be similarly fine?
This smells like arbitrary policy to me---which actually smells sorta like corruption---so I'm really asking.