I don't like to be the one to bring this up but consider the following:
Note that no affiliate links are permitted anywhere throughout the site. In addition, most Internet Marketing forums prohibit referring to your website by name or supplying its URL.
I was reading a post early this morning about a new linux forum being put up and I thought it was a good idea so I responded to it. I didn't realize until I read the above that having a link to another site was illegal but later I found the original post and my response missing in action. I'm speculating that it's because it had a link to his new forum in the message??
That OK, I can see the point and have no problem with it, if that's the reason it was deleted, fine.
However, I see signatures with links in them - some of them in signatures of moderators. And these are not forums but blatent advertising.
Can someone enlighten me? I realize I could be wrong about the reason the post this morning was deleted, so...don't hammer me, please!