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posted by twine42
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
posted by Justinian
on Jun 3, 2007 -
AskMe etiquette: is it OK to use AskMe answers as a lead-in for business? Someone close to me is a professional career counsellor/resume writer & I've thought of recommending they join MeFi specifically so they can join in answering job-related questions, with a thought to promoting their own services if people want more in-depth assistance. I'm absolutely NOT talking about a cookie-cutter spamish approach that purely takes advantage of the community while giving nothing in return, but real answers that help people out with an understated offer to provide something more substantial at a price. I see a lot of job- & career-related posts to AskMe & I see it as a good fit, but I'll only suggest it to them if I get a thumbs up from the hive.
posted by scalefree
on Jan 12, 2007 -
This is a spammy self-link
in the comments of the green, from a shiny new user. The poster almost asked permission in the gray (the thread
just below this one), but I suspect that this isn't quite what #1 had in mind when he said to go ahead and make the post.
posted by toxic
on Nov 16, 2006 -
links to his own blog in six answers from the thirteen he has provided for other AskMe users, including recommending his own blog
as one of his favourites. His only comment on the blue links to his blog
. I am reluctant to bring this up as the answers he provides are generally helpful, on the other hand he seems more likely to help if he can link to his website. I guess Matt can decide is this is insidious spamming or not.
posted by fire&wings
on May 24, 2006 -
, or a legitemate part of the question?
It's not quite as bad as this one
, since in this case the self-link has at least a theoretical connection to the question being asked, but it still feels to me more like bwerdmuller is hoping that "the best way to find new business fast" is to post a link to his own work on a popular forum and see if anyone bites.
Am I just being grumpy? Where should we draw the line on self-promotion within AskMe?
posted by ook
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Are self links okay in AskMe? This question
appears to appropriate AskMe for a commercial purpose.
posted by timeistight
on Jan 13, 2004 -