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Reply to @smith1983: Why did you JUST post spam in a thread about spam??

fonthaunt said: -It is spam to reply to a thread offering link to gigs/profiles unless the thread is in My Fiverr Gigs.

Besides that, the links you posted offer services that are in violation of Amazon Terms of Service. Fiverr is likely to remove the gig so there is no reason to bother getting tips or help for that gig.

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Sheriff’s Note: Spam here removed. You have posted spam multiple times:

http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/comment/262907#Comment_262907

http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/comment/262904#Comment_262904

http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/comment/262604#Comment_262604

and others.

Posting your links on threads of others, asking for favorites, etc. are all forms of spam and can have a negative affect on your account. You may post occasional ads only in the My Fiverr Gigs category: http://forum.fiverr.com/categories/promote-your-fiverr-gigs


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Reply to @chellevanhoy: It really depends on how it is done. If the created post is valuable but the bump just says “bump” or “up” and has no added information, it is the call of whichever moderator sees it. If the bump is done by the OP, it is more likely to be considered spam since others will usually respond if they are interested enough.

If the “bump” post has additional tips it is typically not considered spam, although moderators still have some leeway in deciding. Does that help?

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Reply to @chellevanhoy: Links are especially sensitive areas and this is partly because the forum guidelines are about to undergo some changes. With that in a fluid state, I can still give you some generalizations.

Links that benefit your Fiverr sales directly such as gig links, profile links, personal website or external profile links should only be posted under My Fiverr Gigs.

If the link leads to a page that gives out your contact info, external payment info, etc. then it cannot be put anywhere on the forum.

If a link benefits you financially with anything for sale off-Fiverr like e-books, affiliate links, adsense, etc. then it should not be posted anywhere on the forum.

A link to a site with only free info like you mentioned might stick unless it has contact info, a contact form, etc. If you think it still fits, write a post to explain why the link will benefit Fiverr buyers/sellers and then add the link. If you hit post and the link is instantly removed or replaced with “fragglesrock” it usually means the automated forum filter removed the link. All you can really do then is edit the post and instead of re-posting the link, tell readers what keywords to search for to find it.

Finally, remember that if a moderator removes a link, it isn’t going to get you in trouble unless you keep repeating the same type of violatlon. Even then, you are likely to get a PM warning so you’ll have chances to correct the behavior. Usually the only reason someone would be suspended without warning is if the post or link is malicious, is posted over and over (spam) or is offensive/abusive.

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Reply to @fonthaunt: Agreed, but a language barrier doesn’t keep someone from understanding it’s not okay to post ‘My Gig Threads’ in every category and include a link in every post.

I mean, they MUST know that by spamming they’re reducing their credibility. To me it just means they’re looking for the quick buck and it’s those ‘get rich quick’ minds that are increasing the value of more credible gigs.

On a final thought:

“Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter.” - Thomas Paine, creator of ‘Common Sense’.

😉

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Reply to @thusie: I agree with you on these things except one. Amazingly, a lot of people don’t seem to understand the credibility issue or if they do, they are so desperate that they disregard it. I do think language barriers cause some of the issues and will give benefit of the doubt for that part!

On the other hand, some people are just going to spam at all costs and as you said it your other post, if they’ve had notice, it gives forum mods and admins the ability to administer discipline if necessary. Since you gave a final thought, I want one too. 😉

“Life… is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.”
? Douglas Adams

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