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Important message from moderator re. advertising on the forum

This message was originally posted on 16-10-2002 02:24 PM and still applies.

Important message from moderator re. advertising on the forum
The Shell LiveWIRE Discussion Forum is intended as a meeting place where users can share ideas and information relating to starting/running your own business.

It has come to our attention that, from time to time, forum users start threads which are simply an advert for their own business. This is not what the forum was intended for, and we believe this kind of post could be damaging to the forum. Consequently such posts are removed.

Shell LiveWIRE are however happy for users to offer their business services in response to questions posted on the forum. Under these circumstances, users are contributing to the discussion, as opposed to merely advertising. We are aiming to discourage threads which have no 'discussion' element to them.

There are more subtle ways that you may be able to mention your business. For instance, if you are seeking genuine feedback or help in some way, it would almost certainly be acceptable (and most probably necessary) to include a description of your business. Placing a link to your website in your signature file is also absolutely fine, and in fact encouraged.

Exceptions to this rule may possibly be made from time to time on a case-by-case basis, but only when cleared through Shell LiveWIRE first. If you do not have our permission to advertise your business on our site then your post will be deleted on sight.

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