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    What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0924291406280924294B0 link=1270507607/15#15 date=1271111204
    Are we not allowed to link to a machine manufacturers own site?
    Hi Bob,

    If there are goods for sale, its considered to be a commercial site.

    Members who wish to find it will do so pretty easily.

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D707D40527C5D707D1F0 link=1270507607/13#13 date=1271062202
    mod edit- commercial link removed
    Whats wrong with the link to a manufacturers site ! We have at least one of our sponsors who can supply Pavoni.

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2D2A2E212923362621284F0 link=1270507607/17#17 date=1271111923
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D707D40527C5D707D1F0 link=1270507607/13#13 date=1271062202
    mod edit- commercial link removed
    Whats wrong with the link to a manufacturers site ! We have at least one of our sponsors who can supply Pavoni.
    You are most welcome to link to the sponsor site bf ;)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    So putting up this link is banned to then :-? http://www.mazzer.com/

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 35323639313B2E3E3930570 link=1270507607/19#19 date=1271112343
    So putting up this link is banned to then *:-? http://www.mazzer.com/

    sheesh....Lets s p e l l it out then....

    Do you see anything for sale there? Is there a shopping cart??

    An information site is fine. A commercial site where stuff is for sale is not..

    Can we make it any clearer?? ::)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 104F57414A414D444447474F434C220 link=1270507607/20#20 date=1271114090
    Quote Originally Posted by 35323639313B2E3E3930570 link=1270507607/19#19 date=1271112343
    So putting up this link is banned to then *:-? http://www.mazzer.com/

    sheesh....Lets s p e l l *it out then....

    Do you see anything for sale there? Is there a shopping cart??

    An information site is fine. A commercial site where stuff is for sale is not..

    Can we make it any clearer?? ::)
    SORRY - OT responce.

    I also get confused at times... So a link to Tandy, Umart Online or Bunnings if they have a shopping cart are banned ?

    I always thought it was more directed around coffee stuff and some level of protection for sponsors.

    Did not realise it was a TOTAL ban on any commercial site....


    I guess I and others have read and made assumptions as to the interpretation of teh site policy.

    We live and learn..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1D323B392E113D323D3B39313932285C0 link=1270507607/22#22 date=1271115333
    I always thought it was more directed around coffee stuff and some level of protection for sponsors.
    Yes AM- and thats how it was applied as well. As we have sponsors selling Pav, it would be more appropriate to link to the sponsor page.

    Mods will attempt to make a educated judgesstimate on any other link *;D

    Links to blogs which point to commercial sites are not on. In some (many?) cases, theyre more about self-promotion anyway...

    I have clipped all of this stuff and created a new thread anyway- so as to allow the original thread to resume discussion ;)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 227D657378737F767675757D717E100 link=1271111638/6#6 date=1271115991
    Quote Originally Posted by 1D323B392E113D323D3B39313932285C0 link=1270507607/22#22 date=1271115333
    I always thought it was more directed around coffee stuff and some level of protection for sponsors.
    Yes AM- and thats how it was applied as well. As we have sponsors selling Pav, it would be more appropriate to link to the sponsor page.

    Mods will attempt to make a educated jugesstimate on any other link *;D

    Links to blogs which point to commercial sites are not on. In some (many?) cases, theyre more about self-promotion anyway...

    I think I will clip all of this stuff out and create a new thread anyway- so as to allow the original thread to resume discussion.

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    Thanks... Did not read all teh background.. Just the last few posts and as links were removed.. thus was unable to look ;)

    I guess the issue for me was the Implied Coffee content VS the statement "An information site is fine. A commercial site where stuff is for sale is not.."

    I just wanted some level of clarification as to the fact that if it is not in direct competition then there is some level of assessment as to teh link being allowed.

    Which you have done.

    Thanks.. Much Clearer now.. But may be not crystal clear at all times ;D

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    I am very well aware of commercial links as I have been hanging around here for long enough and from time to time point that out to others as well. This no commercial links policy has been flexible from what I have seen too when it suits from time to time.

    There is NO WHERE on the La Pavoni manufacturers site from that original link to a shopping cart option to buy THAT machine. Only their domestic machines are on the Cart system. It was a clear link to information on a commercial one group that the OP wanted to discuss and as those files are not anywhere on a sponsors website this is one of those instances where leaving it stand makes far more sense.

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    What about this one?

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1264465990#6

    (Hasbean remains amongst the edit?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 65627971766463170 link=1271111638/9#9 date=1271154045
    What about this one then?

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1264465990#6

    (Hasbean remains amongst the edits?)
    sorry....couldnt find the shopping cart? i dont see your point :-?

    If this does in fact go against site policy, then it slipped through, remember, site mods are unpaid for their work here, if you want to pay them a wage to sit at a computer all day sorting through every single post that is made by the 10 000 odd members then im sure they will happily accept.....for the right price ;D.........

    Get on with life people ::)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1713352C2C2936212E400 link=1271111638/10#10 date=1271155470
    i dont see your point

    This thread is about clarification WSully! I was asking if this one was outside of the policy or was it deemed to be ok?

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    if you think its outside the policy or if it gets deleted

    just pm it to them......

    its an ugly unfair world......

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4642647D7D7867707F110 link=1271111638/10#10 date=1271155470
    Get on with life people
    Who rattled your cage and who are you to set the topics we should and shouldnt discuss?

    While there is a remove at the discretion of the mods and Andy this thing will arrise from time to time and as mainly adults here we should be able to discuss matters about it.

    There is several interest groups here that need to be looked after and one of them is certainly the sponsors. Without them and Andys support this site is toast and wouldnt survive.

    We the general users of the group also make it function for without us our discussions questions, answers and advice given there is NO point to this site.

    So when "information" can not be presented and refered to it affects the way this site can function from all the users point of view.

    At the end of the day Andys sets the policy as its his site.

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    In all my few thousand posts I have had only 1 mod edit which resulted with a site link removal just 2 days ago

    It did not really matter to me
    In any case the site did not sell by a checkout but asked one to contact the business by email

    Now I have one under my belt lets hope its a few more thousand posts before I slip up again ;D ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E7A5C4545405F4847290 link=1271111638/10#10 date=1271155470
    ...site mods are unpaid for their work here, if you want to pay them a wage to sit at a computer all day sorting through every single post that is made by the 10 000 odd members then im sure they will happily accept.....for the right price ;D.........
    Id accept!! ;D ;)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 33232F2F34211F27212C400 link=1271111638/15#15 date=1271163213
    Quote Originally Posted by 7E7A5C4545405F4847290 link=1271111638/10#10 date=1271155470
    ...site mods are unpaid for their work here, if you want to pay them a wage to sit at a computer all day sorting through every single post that is made by the 10 000 odd members then im sure they will happily accept.....for the right price ;D.........
    Id accept!! *;D ;)
    Yes- bring it on 8-) ;D

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C486E7777726D7A751B0 link=1271111638/10#10 date=1271155470
    remember, site mods are unpaid for their work here, if you want to pay them a wage to sit at a computer all day sorting through every single post that is made by the 10 000 odd members then im sure they will happily accept.....for the right price ;D.........
    No, not for me thanks.... ::)

    It would then be classified as a "Job" and that would definitely take a lot of the fun out of it for me ;)

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    Re: What constitutes a commercial site (posting policy)

    I wish more site sponsors were active contributors. You dont hear a peep out of some of them even when there product is discussed.



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