You’ve pointed out something interesting. We encourage members to share information and experiences, and sometimes that means they post links to articles, or even advertisements to illustrate their point. That’s not really advertising.
But (you knew this was coming, ) if someone posts an piece of promotional material for its own sake, and not to illustrate what they are saying, that’s altogether different. Or if someone posts the same thing over and over, or they add comments like, email me and I’ll order it for you …well, then we’ve got a situation.
One of our instructional slide guides (which you can find under the “How to Use this Site” tab on the home page) has a slide that explains:
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