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    Cool Unknown endorsement rules

    I can't see in the rules where the rules related to endorsing your own product are.

    The reason why I post in the VBA section is because my product is all about helping people programme in VBA excel. So it is definitely relevant to this section (opps just endorsed it).

    But seriously if I see someone is stuck on a problem that my tool will help them with, is there a rule banning endorsements.
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    Re: Unknown endorsement rules

    I'll make it easy for you. Do not post links to your commercial products or services directly in forum posts. You may provide links in forum posts to the free content of your site, information, tips, tools and techniques you've developed and offer for free for all to use. Link directly to the relevant free content on your site, not to a home page/commercial landing where users have to go hunting for the relevant free data.

    If you wish to place a single non-detailed link to your main landing site in your signature, you can do that. Then, the more people you actually help here on the forum directly offering tips and suggestions directly in their threads, the more people are exposed to your signature and may click through out of curiosity.

    Lastly, if you simply sort through the questions looking for ones you can provide links to your own site, even the free stuff I've noted as required, then you should stop. This forum is not a staging point for you to solely drop advertising links, even to free content, as your only contribution.

    If you're smart enough to have commercial Excel services, then you're smart enough to answer Excel questions here on the forum and you're welcome and encouraged to do so. Your signature will be attractive to people you actually impress with your accurate and concise responses to their questions directly in their posts.
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    Re: Unknown endorsement rules

    Thank you for that I do consider myself duly spanked. And I thank you for that spanking.

    I did admire your nice for signature to your website with a for profit advert as well as a donate request. I guess we both are trying to pay the rent by using this website with our own our individual "for profit" enterprises which both help people to programme VBA in Excel in different ways.

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    Re: Unknown endorsement rules

    I think you may have misread my site, it's all free content. There's so much there I've lost track and I get "thank you" emails at least twice a day from people using that stuff in their projects, and I do get the occasional donation once or twice a month. But that $10 or $20 thank you isn't paying any rent, hehe, certainly not. Buys a steak or two each month, that's a good result for me.


    I'm glad you took my note above in a positive spirit, spanking and all. I could not ask for a better result, except maybe that you fall in love with what we actually do here and jump in. Cheers.

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