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  • #46
    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    No, that is still considered spam. Your VM has been removed. Please comply with our policies on this.

    (KLD)
    I ABSOLUTELY want to comply... that's why I asked.

    I guess I misunderstood this part of the policy statement:

    "3. Profile Posts. You can post information on your Profile's Visitor Message board concerning products or services that you are providing, including fundraising and commercial links. However, drug advertisements and links to pornographic sites are not allowed. "

    I honestly thought that my VM was in compliance with that, but it's no big deal anyway, I'll just not have a VM. That's ok with me.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    • #47
      Is it correct to think that this message should probably also have been banned/removed (I did not post it)?

      /forum/showpost.php?p=1492665&postcount=1

      - Tim

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      • #48
        Posts that are from members and are recommendations of companies that they have used themselves vs. those posted by for-profit companies to drive business to their own websites are seen differently. This was reveiwed by the moderators and Dr. Young and found to be within our rules, while yours was not.

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #49
          ok. I thought it looked like spam. I'll get the hang of how you do it here eventually.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by TColling View Post
            ok. I thought it looked like spam. I'll get the hang of how you do it here eventually.
            TColling,

            CareCure is an information site. Members ask questions and provide information to each other. They can recommend and discuss commercial products. We have been flooded by spammers in the past five years, advertising products on our site. Therefore, we have established strict rules concerning advertisements on our site.

            We do not want commercial organizations, manufacturers, clinics, services, doctors, and others to advertise themselves or their products in posts, signatures, or visitor messages. If you have question or information for our members, you are welcome to post but please, no advertisements of your services, products, or organization to our community.

            We do have a forum entitled "Equipment & Services" where you can post about equipment or services for sale that is relevant to our community. But, that is the limit of the advertising that we allow on the site. Thank you.

            Wise.

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            • #51
              Got it.

              I'll look at that services forum.

              Thanks!

              - Tim



              Originally posted by Wise Young View Post
              TColling,

              CareCure is an information site. Members ask questions and provide information to each other. They can recommend and discuss commercial products. We have been flooded by spammers in the past five years, advertising products on our site. Therefore, we have established strict rules concerning advertisements on our site.

              We do not want commercial organizations, manufacturers, clinics, services, doctors, and others to advertise themselves or their products in posts, signatures, or visitor messages. If you have question or information for our members, you are welcome to post but please, no advertisements of your services, products, or organization to our community.

              We do have a forum entitled "Equipment & Services" where you can post about equipment or services for sale that is relevant to our community. But, that is the limit of the advertising that we allow on the site. Thank you.

              Wise.
              Last edited by TColling; 03-03-2012, 02:17 PM.

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              • #52
                I think it is okay to tell some websites that are about the topic.. I hope to get some infos about it..

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                • #53
                  Hi ruttmaster Driving members away to another site is not good business ethics .

                  That basically is why if you need info - do some intetrnet searching ( Browser ) what ever search engine you use it is kind to follow guidelines of any their sites Rules .

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                  • #54
                    bump...

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                    • #55
                      Wouldn't allowing a link to a homepage in the profile page solve the problem?

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by yberry View Post
                        Wouldn't allowing a link to a homepage in the profile page solve the problem?
                        It is still considered spamming to put commercial links on the Profile page, or to include them as your signature, embed them into your posts, or to post them in Visitor Messages (on either your own or other members' profiles). We also ban those who register a commercial name or URL as a user name.

                        (KLD)
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                        • #57
                          I appreciate that policy
                          http://www.laughwithmecrywithme.com
                          my website & blog

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                          • #58
                            Hi the reason your having alot of trouble with spammers is people selling edu website links and list with site:.edu "register.php"
                            if you enter that into google yours is 4th spot out of over 2 million results.
                            which will explain the high rise in spam

                            Thought id message and let you know not sure how you can solve it other than closing registrations il look into it and see if the is away to hide it

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by hilti28 View Post
                              Hi the reason your having alot of trouble with spammers is people selling edu website links and list with site:.edu "register.php"
                              if you enter that into google yours is 4th spot out of over 2 million results.
                              which will explain the high rise in spam

                              Thought id message and let you know not sure how you can solve it other than closing registrations il look into it and see if the is away to hide it
                              hilti28, thank you for your message. If you can get our URL off that edu website list, I would be grateful. Wise.

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                              • #60
                                It looks like many of te new spammers have numbers at the end of their user names.

                                Who is approving these riduiculous people?

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