Reason: While an interesting discussion topic, the forum isn't a place to link to your own blog so overtly like that.The moderator went on to say;
Posting a thread with the subject matter without a link would have been great.
Well I can't deny it; yes, posting links to my blog is to drive traffic to it.
Isn't that why we all blog? To get the word out to as many people as possible?
Isn't that why we post on forums? To share, discuss and debate ideas?
It is the same reason I have a link on my blog to their site....
to drive traffic to them.
They say that posting the entire blog entry would have been more appropriate; however I am pretty sure it would have gathered just as many complaints and likely also led to an infraction.
And this all seems rather ironic, since the first infraction I received in January was this one:
Violation of copyright, do not repost entire articles. Please read the posted guidelines.Granted I can see the difference between my own articles and those of others.
None the less, I have been using that as a guideline in subsequent postings.... in fact there have been two other threads that I started in exactly this same fashion.
I did not receive an infraction on either of those; nor were the threads pulled.
Clearly they are being selective about what gets debated; fair enough it is their board to do as they see fit. I will stick to boards that apply their own guidelines fairly and equally.