- Ipswich, Suffolk
- 06 Sep 2005
I welcome the posts from the professionals too and it's nice to see they take the time and answer the questions that have been raised.
I've copied these next two paragraphs from the 'Community Guidelines' thread
"Advertising - while it is helpful to pass on details of businesses
when that information has been requested, posts containing obvious
personal advertising will be removed.
Users with commercial interests - We appreciate that many of our
forum users have a commercial interest in gardening, whether that be as a
garden designer, nursery or landscaper. Many of these users are experts
in their fields, and we welcome their contributions to the forums, but
realise there is a fine line between advice and advertising. If you do
have a commercial interest, we ask you to keep your posts strictly to
advice only. You can use your website in your footer, but only as a
plain text url (ie: not as a live link)."
and my understanding of the above is that if the information has been specifically asked for, it is ok for the professionals to answer providing their website is not a live link in their signature. If one of these professionals then start a new thread offering their services, this would be classed as advertising and the post can be 'reported' and could be removed.