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.


Grateful to get the opportunity to explore new books with those in the OBC.

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