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Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publishers

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

Post Number:#136 by CharlesCJett
» 18 May 2016, 13:28

How do we make an announcement of a new book? Looks like that is not allowable. Am I correct? ~ CCJ
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#137 by Gravy
» 18 May 2016, 18:30

CharlesCJett wrote:How do we make an announcement of a new book? Looks like that is not allowable. Am I correct? ~ CCJ


No, it isn't, but you could submit your book to the private review team :)
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#138 by DOOGLE1932
» 26 May 2016, 04:54

I am a new member and have read the anti-spam rules as requested. They are a bit scary. I hope I shall not get black-listed by accident.
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#139 by 1Vandana_Thakur
» 31 May 2016, 03:40

Original post is very old and it seems amendments have been made time to time. Can you post a comprehensive copy which is up to date so that newcomers (like me) can know current status while spending less time.
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#140 by onediadem
» 02 Jun 2016, 11:51

I am grateful for a team that is on top of this. I know how frustrating it is. I have been an Admin on a forum myself. Great site!
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Post Number:#141 by Barry_Alexander
» 01 Jul 2016, 12:51

So does this mean that I cannot post a heartfelt thank you to complimentary posts about my book?
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Post Number:#142 by Janetleighgreen
» 06 Jul 2016, 08:13

Thank you for this! I am a new member and I am so happy to be involved in a site where I can feel safe and comfortable without having to sift through a lot of self promoting. We all want our books to do well, but there is a way to do it and you are making sure it is done right! It is much appreciated!!! :)
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Post Number:#143 by Scott
» 18 Jul 2016, 12:25

After talking it over with moderators, I have decided to remove the last sentence in 1.a in the Strict Anti-Spam Rules and replace with a slightly different rule which will now be 1.d.

OLD DELETED RULE (from 1.a): If your book is reviewed, you can make a reply in the topic briefly thanking the reviewer for the review, but that is strictly it. Public debate/commentary on the review from the author is not allowed.

NEW (1.d): If your book is reviewed, you may not post a reply on the review forum topic at all. This policy not only avoids unpleasant conflicts but also helps authors avoid inadvertently harming their own reputations. We believe it is generally culturally considered inappropriate for an author or publisher to post comments on a review of his or her own book--not only here by our members but also generally throughout the entire broader reading community. In other words, we believe if other readers see you committing the social faux pas of commenting on reviews of your own book, those readers will be less inclined to want to read your books. If you want to thank the reviewer for the review, do so by sharing the link to the review with other people and your fans; that's the biggest thank you a reviewer can get.
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#144 by LynnSanders
» 02 Aug 2016, 01:35

Hi! I'm a brand new member, and glad to know of your anti-spam rules and regulations. Having clearly stated parameters is great -- no matter what profession one does in life. I'm just glad I found out where to post a topic. It feels like we all have to become technical experts in today's world to move forward. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#145 by josefina1110
» 02 Aug 2016, 11:05

I know how I would feel if my post slide as spam. I'm hesitant to make a post and I still want to learn to post a topic that will abide by the rules and regulations as stipulated. It seems easy but only when you become an expert in this technical world of words. Thank you for the reminder.
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#146 by wandavoy
» 04 Aug 2016, 16:44

While these rules seem a bit restrictive, I understand the need for them. I hope I don't accidentally break one of them. :shock: :D
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#147 by josefina1110
» 04 Aug 2016, 21:17

I think it is really wise to have moderators to determine if our post is destined to be a spam. That way we still can write something we think is right to post especially because I am not sure of my words half the time. But certainly, being aware of the spam rules makes me think twice of anything I write. As I continue to think and write, maybe it will be just automatic that my words will never be spammed. You know "practice makes perfect."
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#148 by jcppublisher
» 14 Aug 2016, 14:06

Oh well.. got it!!
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#149 by AstroCreep
» 18 Aug 2016, 16:34

I think I've met the requirements to post my profile, but it still won't let me. Help?
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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post Number:#150 by Gravy
» 18 Aug 2016, 19:52

AstroCreep wrote:I think I've met the requirements to post my profile, but it still won't let me. Help?


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