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Bluepaint
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New Posters And Posting Links

Postby Bluepaint » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:42 pm

It's that time of year again when we are getting hit by spammers. Let me say first of all, new members you are very welcome. However given the influx of spammers and shilling here is a warning for all new posters - if you post any link within your first few posts your post will not be authorised. If your post is not approved for posting then I hope you have saved any long text you've written as a disapproved post disappears and cannot be recovered. After your first few posts if you post a link and it is not of a well-known company, site or person then it also risks being deleted. If in doubt then a PM to a mod or admin is recommended. We actually want to get away from editing people's posts ourselves so we would be thankful for your cooperation on this.

If you have come here just to promote your product or have it reviewed then email us first just as any professional organisation would. Languagelearnersforum@gmail.com

People link-dropping spoils the place and such posters rarely contribute anything once they've posted their link. We want this to be a pleasant place for us all and would prefer people not to have to wade through threads and replies of dubious quality. It's a place to chat, learn and geek out, not a marketplace. Equally, our fellow members are not here just to give you free feedback on your product or to buy it. "Free access" is rarely much of a reward unless your product is the next Michel Thomas/Pimsleur etc. And going on past experience, it probably isn't. Some kind souls will spend their time checking out what you are offering and will write considered replies. If they are kind enough to do this then you should at least show some courtesy and follow our rules. It is only polite to request to post in our space, rather than treating it as a given that we will test your product for free.

To all current members, if you notice any questionable link please report it and we will clean up as soon as we can.

Thanks to everyone for helping with this!
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