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Can I put a link to my commercial website in my signature?

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 07:36 AM
That's the question. I've read the T and C's and it said that any marketing undertaken without prior permission would be charged at 2 dollars per view. I didn't know if this applied to a link in your signature or not so I thought I'd ask.


Keep Rockin'

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 07:40 AM
You'll need permission from the Owners:

19) Advertising: You will not advertise or promote other discussion boards, chat systems, online communities or other websites on the Websites within posts, private messages, avatars and/or signatures without prior written permission from TAN. You will not choose a username that is the same as a website domain, subdomain, or URL for which you are associated. Doing so will result in removal of your Post(s) and immediate termination of your account.

Where did you see the $2 per view bit?

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Next item down.

20a) Unauthorized Marketing: ATTENTION MARKETERS: You will not engage in efforts of viral or "stealth marketing" on these discussion boards without prior approval of TAN. If marketing activity for the promotion of any other commercial entity outside of these boards is discovered you agree that you are responsible for paying TAN $2.00 US for each "thread view" of the thread(s) in which your marketing messages are contained. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Membership for joining these discussion boards signifies your approval of these payment terms.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by yeahright


I stopped reading at 19!

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 08:36 AM
not sure but i had a website of mine in my signature..not even one that is for comercial purposes...but because it was a conspiracy site on something...not a board or anything that people could put comments or upload i was told it was inappropriate and violated T&C i sas asked to remove it and i promptly did....
So might be making a assumption here...but most likely not a good idea.
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by plube

You might take a look at the avatar and signature guidelines.


No advertising of your personal or other websites until you have been a contributing member for at least 6 months. All URLs must be approved by an ATS Administrator or Site Owner prior to display.

Basically, if you've been a contributing member in good standing for at least 6 months, and ask for permission from the owners to include a link in your signature to a site of yours, you'll be granted permission. Like any link, if the content somehow violates our T&C (gore, porn, etc) then that would be a problem.

The ownership is generous about providing support to members with their own sites, but some people (1) skip the permission thing and (2) go overboard with it. A link in a signature, once approved, is okay. Including the link in the text of every other post is overkill. Common sense and all.

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:10 AM
$2 per hit
wow the standard rate is something like $0.3, even facebook only charge $0.75 at most

I think you are supposed to write to one of the mods and ask permission to post a link to your site

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by davespanners

Yeah, it's meant to be punitive enough to provide a disincentive.

Mods (super or no) can't grant that permission. Since it basically consists of free advertising, it requires an owner's approval. Of all the stuff mod staff does, giving away ad space isn't one of them.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:33 AM
Cheers guys.

Well I've been a contributing member for more than 6 months so I'll drop them a line.

Thanks again for all your replies.

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