posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 05:26 PM
I just wanted to apologize for doing something that was apparently against the local rules. I did not read the terms carefully before posting and no
harm was intended. I saw that someone named kosol had said hello after me, and had been edited with a warning about terms and conditions of use, 4 and
4a. So I looked and saw the restriction 4 says that I cannot "advertise or promote other discussion boards, chat systems, online communities or other
websites...without prior written permission."
It wasn't my intention to be rude or otherwise to violate terms. It is the way that I am used to talking with people on blogs because we link to one
another and the conversation travels across many different services and places. None of us try to keep people locked into our own environment. We want
people to come and read what we have to say, and reply on their own boards, because the conversation is the thing and everyone who is participating
deserves to have people come and read their comments.
I'd appreciate having a little guidance on whether this is really what the rule prohibits or whether it is meant to protect against spammers and
marketers of various kinds, which are unwelcome anywhere.