Self Promotion for Blogs / Web Sites / Stores at tFS?
As we grow rapidly, we are getting lots of new members who are involved in fashion ... bloggers, ebay store owners, retail web site owners, and even owners of competing fashion sites. So we thought that we should post more information about what is acceptable at the Fashion Spot and what is not.
The Fashion Spot's main goal is to provide a place for conversation, camaraderie and information to be shared. We consider it a community with a common interest in fashion first, and a fashion archive, secondly. It is and never was intended as a place for promoting sales of anything, nor a place to promote outside websites.
Here are specific quotes from our Community Rules (which can be found at the bottom of every forum page) that give the general rules:
Reference to other boards is required on the basis of crediting the members of another board for a news story or image or announcement, etc. Reference to and continuations of discussions from other members is absolutely not permitted and will be automatically removed without discussion by Administrators or Moderators.
4. Absolutely no advertisements, chain letters, spam or related materials.
5. No selling of personal items, even fashion-related items. This is a discussion forum. Please note: The trial eBay suggestions thread will be exempted from this rule. For specific rules for this thread, see the first post. http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...red-52448.html
So ... to clarify exactly our position about what you may and may not post and where you may post it ... we have compiled a more concise list:
The Fashion spot is a discussion forum and as such, we encourage every member to participate and contribute pictures and articles. However, we do not allow the active promotion of personal sites/blog/businesses in the threads.
The following is not allowed;
Members may not post links to their own sites in posts, nor direct traffic to that site.
Members may not start threads about their sites.
Members may not have a site logo as an avatar.
Regular and/or repeated posting images/articles from a blog or commercial site (includes etsy and e-bay stores,etc., even in the e-bay thread) and repeated mention or invitations to that site is not allowed.
Excessive posts of any type that are clearly for the purpose of self promotion are considered to be spam and will be removed.
We do allow members to share their links to their blogs (but not commercial sites) in the following places:
Members may provide a link to their blog in their personal profile.
Members may also have a link to their blog in their signature.
Members may post a link (one time) to their blog in the tFS Member Blogs thread in the personal style forum.
Members may, on occasion, post images or articles from their personal sites, if it is strictly on topic and if they add meaningful content to the an ongoing thread. As required with any images or articles you post, you should credit them with the nameof your site, but please do not post a link.
We reserve the right to determine whether or not any link to or comment about a link/web site/blog/forum/ etc. is in the best interest of the Fashion Spot forums and it's members and to make certain exceptions to the above.
If you are not sure if what you want to post is allowed ... just contact any moderator for that particular forum .... and ask. The mods are happy to answer any questions you have.