Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publishers

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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publishers

Post by 1MoHLuv » 10 Sep 2018, 10:31

So glad I read this before trying to post anything at all. Thanks so much for being so explicit in your directions. I'm sure I will have no trouble in setting up my corner desk, so to speak. I look forward to reviewing lots of books without having to worry about advertisements and promoters.

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Post by Jacci » 19 Sep 2018, 23:57

Wow, so nice rules and guidelines. I'm enjoying this site, I wanna explore more.

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Post by solfard » 17 Oct 2018, 18:24

Thanks for letting us in on the rules of this well engaging and educative site. I would try, much to keep to this rule, always re-asses my grasp of the rules and keep myself updated . I appreciate this kudos Scott. :tiphat:

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Post by southseas » 16 Nov 2018, 18:41

Thanks Scott, as a newbie, your explanations are very clear.

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Post by Steekira » 27 Jan 2019, 23:47

So if I'm understanding this correctly, even if someone were to privately ask me in a PM about one of my sites (even for personal non business related reasons), I can't tell them what it is without purchasing an advertising package cause it would be considered self promotion? Or do different rules apply in that case since I'm not sharing it publicly. I'm probably completely misunderstanding this, so I figured I'd ask.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 28 Jan 2019, 07:23

Steekira wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 23:47
So if I'm understanding this correctly, even if someone were to privately ask me in a PM about one of my sites (even for personal non business related reasons), I can't tell them what it is without purchasing an advertising package cause it would be considered self promotion? Or do different rules apply in that case since I'm not sharing it publicly. I'm probably completely misunderstanding this, so I figured I'd ask.
How would they even know you had a site? You can't contact people, either publicly or privately, to tell them about your sites on the OBC.
Life without a good book is something the CatInTheHat cannot imagine.

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Post by Steekira » 17 Mar 2019, 21:01

True. Thanks for clarifying!

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Post by owenje99 » 14 May 2019, 00:26

I'm a new member and am glad I read the rules first.

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Post by Gracey Pagsiat » 20 May 2019, 15:05

wow!! i happen to just scrolling around and read this rule. ive been into a lot of forums and this one here is just perfect! with this rule in mind, gotta go reading!

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Post by franthig » 03 Jul 2019, 21:33

Hi, I hope I didn't commit a no-no by mentioning the title of my book in the introductions. Self promoting my book was not my intent. I was merely introducing myself as an author. My desire is to become a reviewer to earn extra money. It may be more complicated than I anticipated. Not sure how it all works. I would appreciate more information.
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Post by Gravy » 03 Jul 2019, 22:24

franthig wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 21:33
Hi, I hope I didn't commit a no-no by mentioning the title of my book in the introductions. Self promoting my book was not my intent. I was merely introducing myself as an author. My desire is to become a reviewer to earn extra money. It may be more complicated than I anticipated. Not sure how it all works. I would appreciate more information.
Blessings,
Franthig
Not much. :wink:

We just edit it out when it's a minor blip in an introduction post (most members aren't familiar with the rules at that point) so there's no harm done. No worries.


Thank you for reading the thread. :tiphat:
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Post by Saranac23 » 12 Jul 2019, 12:56

Read it and it's great to be thorough and fair. It makes sense, although I just joined today if i have questions I will follow appropriate channels just in case. Thank you and I look forward to working while being authentic and doing what I enjoy.

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Post by HappyTigerGeek » 02 Aug 2019, 20:55

Read these through and am happy I did. Very thorough and well thought out, I think. :) Looking forward to spending some time in these forums!

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Post by CharHeikkila » 06 Aug 2019, 17:28

As a newbie to the site this post is very clear and to the point.

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Post by fag21_SATX » 04 Nov 2019, 16:18

As a new member, I am thrilled to be reading books and actually reviewing them. At age 71, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. The rules are clear and concise. I will do my best to follow them.

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