- Mr. Bee
- 8 years ago
You know the boards posts that say, “Share your blog with the hive! Here’s mine… what’s yours?”
I’ve always liked those threads, and recently we’ve been allowing more of them on the boards. It’s been nice! Those threads help build community, and plus we all get to find new blogs to follow and read.
The problem is that some people (*cough mostly vendors*) have trouble distinguishing between self promotion of a personal blog… and self promotion of a more spammy nature.
So when we allow “Share your blog” threads, spammy self-promoters whose posts have been deleted are are quick to say, “Why did you delete my thread! You allowed self-promotion in that other thread!”
So to simplify things for spammers, we’re making our Self Promotion policy much easier and simpler.
WEDDINGBEE’S SELF PROMOTION POLICY
We don’t allow Self promotion of any kind on the boards!
1) No self-promotion of your blog or business or industry. (This includes siglines.)
2) No self-promotion of contests you’ve entered.
3) No self-promotion of surveys you’ve created.
If you’d like to promote something, please post to our Classifieds instead.
Now that said, we’re still partial towards the “share your blogs” thread and would like to allow people to share their blog links.
So a potential compromise: once a month, we’ll create a “Share your Blogs!” thread. Hive members are allows to share your blog in there, no problem. 🙂
Outside of that monthly thread, self promotion is not allowed.
Hope that works as a compromise! Let us know what you think…. thanks!