Signature rules question?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by itsy, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey peeps. I haven't seen anything in the rules section in regard to signatures. What are we limited to? Am I able to link to an auction that I would have running on BYC? Am I allowed to link to my Etsy page? (I do pay for banner advertising on here)

    TIA for your help.
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great question! Yes, linking to one of your BYC listings, or even to the link in your profile to all your current listings is fine.

    Linking to your Etsy page from your signature is fine too.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You da' man, Nifty.

    I haven't seen images in signatures. I'm assuming those are not allowed because of the problems with pages loading for those who have slower connections. Correct? I apologize if my questions are redundant!

    p.s. I just realized that you co-wrote my Chicken Coops for Dummies book! It's great! I plan on building the largest coop you feature. I recommend the book to everyone.
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Cool, thanks for the kudos on the book! Would love for you to review it on Amazon (you can do so even if you didn't buy it there).

    Regarding sigs and images: Right, those aren't allowed because they would be too hard to police, would cause a problem for our dialup friends, and they tend to look really messy on long threads.
     
  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent. Thanks.

    I just signed into Amazon and read the existing comments. I'm going to write one up and submit it, but I'm going to take some time to write it. I just don't want it to be a "This book is good." kind of review.

    ...and then after that I'd like to make the $1000 coop myself and then post my success as a reply to that one negative post. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    I just have to poke in here... [​IMG]

    I never knew that you co-wrote that book Nifty! [​IMG] Oh and i saw you on Animal Planet! But... it was only the back of your head... [​IMG]
     
  7. wellingtonfarm

    wellingtonfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    So their are no limitation on what you can link to in your signature?
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, there are limits. We are enforcing as they are reported or a Staff member stumbles across it.


    1) We don't allow linking to any other message boards, yahoo groups and Facebook groups.
    2) We do allow Personal (non business related) Facebook links or blogs.
    3) We allow business links, but only for Platinum Poultry Members. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/byc-memberships-help-support-backyardchickens
    4) We do not allow links to off-site auctions or competing selling sites.

    This is a guideline and not all inclusive. We can remove content if it is inappropriate or feel it violates the spirit of the guidelines.
     
  9. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop

    It appears you are calling the Owner a liar... In post #2 above the Owner says
    "Linking to your Etsy page from your signature is fine too."


    click to enlarge:
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  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Your interpretation is incorrect.

    The post you reference is 2 years old and like most things, our rules and guidelines evolve as this has.

    Thank you for your view.
     
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