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Fred Derf    217
Ok, I can understand all this, but one thing I still would like clarified

If I were to use one of those "Use Opera" sigs, would this be counted as an Ad since Opera is commercial software?

Case in example, http://my.opera.com/community/graphics/pro...mplythebest.gif

Just need clarification on the difference between an "ad" and an "opinion"...

I think we are just complaining about the pay-per-click links. I don't think they have any place at Neowin unless they go towards paying the Neowin bills.

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HellBender    0
I think we are just complaining about the pay-per-click links. I don't think they have any place at Neowin unless they go towards paying the Neowin bills.

I think it only applies to links in sigs which can earn the sig owner money.

Example: Homer's webhosting ad in his sig didnt earn him per-click but he got money from the people who took up his hosting. So Opera would be fine. As long as the sig creator doesnt get money out of it, its fine. Thats my interpretation.

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KC    0

Though mine was not for profit just to cover my costs I have removed it.

Sorry everyone :blush:

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aem4162    0

(Y) neobond

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Storm    4
I think it only applies to links in sigs which can earn the sig owner money.

Example: Homer's webhosting ad in his sig didnt earn him per-click but he got money from the people who took up his hosting. So Opera would be fine. As long as the sig creator doesnt get money out of it, its fine. Thats my interpretation.

And me :blush:

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Stingray    10

My opinion is that image sigs are bloat and normally lead to abuses (and all kinds of horrid images) - but that?s only my opinion.

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mm3h    0

Dont worry I am downsizing mine :)

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Redmak    353

A link to Opera is just fine (you don't have to pay to use Opera)

And even a normal link to your favorite commercial software is ok. Just don't post complete hosting plans or price lists.

Keep it simple and just ask yourself if you would want your forum to turn into one big ad.

We try not to flood you with our ads (even though we need to pay for the server) so we expect the same from you guys.

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Storm    4
A link to Opera is just fine (you don't have to pay to use Opera)

And even a normal link to your favorite commercial software is ok. Just don't post complete hosting plans or price lists.

Keep it simple and just ask yourself if you would want your forum to turn into one big ad.

We try not to flood you with our ads (even though we need to pay for the server) so we expect the same from you guys.

so i can just put www.circlehosting.net ?

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Darran    0

I notice some people have "Vote for *Various US Election Candidate* " in their sigs, is this allowed, or is it treated the same way?

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Fred Derf    217
My opinion is that image sigs are bloat and normally lead to abuses (and all kinds of horrid images) - but that?s only my opinion.

You can choose to block all sigs under "My Controls". I do.

I got really sick of hearing about the size of everybody's hard drive. Keep that personal information to yourselves.:pinch::

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Fred Derf    217
I notice some people have "Vote for *Various US Election Candidate* " in their sigs, is this allowed, or is it treated the same way?

I think the only fair thing to do is to ban all the users with Dubya in their sig or avatar.

I'd allow the Kerry stuff though. :p

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Boffa Jones    0

Like some people dont like image sigs, i hate the text ones that just have the stats of your computer...

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Frank    3
Like some people dont like image sigs, i hate the text ones that just have the stats of your computer...

Some people put their stats in their sigs so when they have a problem, they don't need to post the things over and over. I don't do it because I think it is stupid, and I have 3 different computers that I use, plus any number of computers that I am working on and having a problem with.

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Homer    1

I had mine merely there, cos I need people so I can pay for the server, I might have backup from my parents if I need it, but its something im always worrying over.

Can I have the restriction removed yet, I've learnt my lesson :(

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HellBender    0
Like some people dont like image sigs, i hate the text ones that just have the stats of your computer...

Its because people like to show off. Around May I'll do the same cause thats when my next upgrade is. Your computer parts partially determine the size of your e-penis.

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Boffa Jones    0

Yeah, my computer is garbage so i would do it as a joke. All i use my comp for is internet/msn/music. Im running a 667 or something without the case cover on it due to heat problems i have alot of ****ty ram a 20 gig harddrive, and a pci videocard... allthough i have a really fast cd burner..

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Yuxi    2
Yeah, my computer is garbage so i would do it as a joke. All i use my comp for is internet/msn/music. Im running a 667 or something without the case cover on it due to heat problems i have alot of ****ty ram a 20 gig harddrive, and a pci videocard... allthough i have a really fast cd burner..

That's not bad compared to a 133 with 32MB ram and 3gig hard drive with 4MB PCI vid card and a 4x cd burner... :whistle:

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darkcrad    0

yea....image sigs and avatars are always abusive tools....

glad people stopped advertising.

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Samoa    0
Hi Guys,

I removed 2 ads from members sigs advertising web hosting, both with oversized red fonts. This is totally unacceptable at Neowin, your sig is not an area to advertise products or services, we require ad companies to pay to advertise on neowin so that we may pay the costs of our server. I find it unacceptable and disrespectful that members induce further intrusion and distraction by turning pages into semi-ads.

The fact that its gotten out of hand means we are now taking action to completely remove this form of advertising. Neowin has options to sell ad banner space you can contact redmak@neowin.net for a quote (serious requests only!)

Let it also be noted that members who disregard this moderation will lose the rights to edit their profile and possibly face more restrictions. Neowin remains a privately run/funded site so we also require members to play by the 'house rules'

Thanks for listening :)

sure thing boss.. :cool:

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nwBen    0

Sounds good, those hosting ads bugged the hell outta me :yes:

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Chode    1
A link to Opera is just fine (you don't have to pay to use Opera)

And even a normal link to your favorite commercial software is ok. Just don't post complete hosting plans or price lists.

Keep it simple and just ask yourself if you would want your forum to turn into one big ad.

We try not to flood you with our ads (even though we need to pay for the server) so we expect the same from you guys.

Thanks for clarifying that (Y)

Death to commercialism

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Banzai    0

well done im fed up of seeing ads in peoples sigs.

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Zip    0
Its because people like to show off. Around May I'll do the same cause thats when my next upgrade is. Your computer parts partially determine the size of your e-penis.

how bigs my penis with such an awesome machine vibrating monstrously under my desk?

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Mr magoo    1

Please stop posting rubbish Tyler Durden.

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