[Sticky] What you need to know. PLEASE READ!
These Forums are open to everyone with Questions and Comments about running their own Businesses from Home.
Posts that really only apply to BIG business or to companies may not be relevant to home-based business owners... and may be deleted.
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Repeat offenders will be banned.
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POSTING LINKS — what's acceptable in your post and what's not
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SIGNATURE FILES — what's acceptable and what's not
- A signature file is the (fair exchange) for contributing to the discussion. The forum owners offer you the chance to promote yourself -- but the emphasis is on FAIR exchange. One line posts, like "I agree" or "there is a lot of useful information here" are generally seen as lame excuses for posting your signature file to get backlinks, and is widely viewed as a form of forum spamming.
Bottom Line: if you're going to post a signature file, at least contribute something worthwhile to the discussion, or risk your post (and signature) being moderated or deleted.
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