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Bijou

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I need clarification about linking to other sites
« on: August 24, 2015, 11:42:40 PM »
Can we post links to other crafting sites?  I found one I love and it has the most adorable little owls on it.  I wanted to link to it but am not sure whether or not we can do that.  The forum rules indicate this should not be done but it appears that the rule may only refer to when you are criticizing that other forum and not just wanting to share information about something, such as, "I found a great crafting site!".
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Re: I need clarification about linking to other sites
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 11:57:36 PM »
I've linked to ravelry several times, and that's never been an issue.
 
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Re: I need clarification about linking to other sites
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 10:13:46 AM »
I've linked to ravelry several times, and that's never been an issue.
Thanks.  I've see links to Etsy and DeviantArt but thought those were personal pages for the poster. 
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Re: I need clarification about linking to other sites
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 06:41:11 PM »
The reason for the rule is to prevent inter-form hostilities. We've had several incidents where someone went on another forum and said something nasty, which then gave us an influx of even nastier people. EHellDame and the mods don't like that for obvious reasons.

I've never seen anyone moderated for linking something pleasant like a craft site. There are some people who have links to their Etsy shops in their signature lines, IIRC.

Use common sense. If the link is going to bring bad things to EHell, then don't do it!
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Re: I need clarification about linking to other sites
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 08:31:33 PM »
The reason for the rule is to prevent inter-form hostilities. We've had several incidents where someone went on another forum and said something nasty, which then gave us an influx of even nastier people. EHellDame and the mods don't like that for obvious reasons.

I've never seen anyone moderated for linking something pleasant like a craft site. There are some people who have links to their Etsy shops in their signature lines, IIRC.

Use common sense. If the link is going to bring bad things to EHell, then don't do it!
Drama is something no one needs.  I assume most go on the forums to have a positive experience and I'm glad that anything interfering with that is discouraged.  I think crafting forums are fun for all interested parties. I enjoy them. 
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