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    Punishment for selling a signature?

    I'm just curious...

    I realize SP has clearly stated that they don't allow selling of signatures, but what's the punishment? Temporary ban? Just remove the signature and give a warning?

    Just curious. (My pride's worth more than they pay anyway )

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Woah.

    Joke? Serious? Are we allowed? Now I'm confused.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Well it's nice to know that a whole load of SPF posters are complete sell outs...

    I'm surprised at how many there are actually. Does nobody value their image?

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    Hello

    Yeah I joined that place but then I found out that it is against the rules, or at least I though it was?

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Yeah I was pretty sure it was too, but Vinnie's doing it...

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    One question Nathan, what's it to you?

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    Curious, that's all.

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    Yes, it's against the rules.

    Anyone found with a commercial sg will have it deleted, they will be given a first and final warning, and the company that paid them will be added to a warning list of signature buyers. If the buyer is a member they will be told to not buy sigs here.

    2nd offense gets you a nice new permanent ban. This goes for the buyer and seller. We may go as far as adding the buyers name to the swearlist so it gets censored in sigs and posts if they are getting people to advertise for them often.

    I advise everyone Nathan posted above make sure their sigs aren't breaking the rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Yes, it's against the rules.

    Anyone found with a commercial sg will have it deleted, they will be given a first and final warning, and the company that paid them will be added to a warning list of signature buyers. If the buyer is a member they will be told to not buy sigs here.

    2nd offense gets you a nice new permanent ban. This goes for the buyer and seller. We may go as far as adding the buyers name to the swearlist so it gets censored in sigs and posts if they are getting people to advertise for them often.

    I advise everyone Nathan posted above make sure their sigs aren't breaking the rules
    You won't have any problem from me. As I say I signed up, then figured out it was against the rules here (or at least I assumed it was, now I know for sure) so I never did anything about it. Plus noone has offered to pay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Yes, it's against the rules.

    Anyone found with a commercial sg will have it deleted, they will be given a first and final warning, and the company that paid them will be added to a warning list of signature buyers. If the buyer is a member they will be told to not buy sigs here.

    2nd offense gets you a nice new permanent ban. This goes for the buyer and seller. We may go as far as adding the buyers name to the swearlist so it gets censored in sigs and posts if they are getting people to advertise for them often.

    I advise everyone Nathan posted above make sure their sigs aren't breaking the rules
    Thanks for the info Mike. Damn, just when I was about to get rich.

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    Thanks for clearing that up.

    Now... can we sell our avatar? How about member title? How about username? Password...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    Now... can we sell our avatar? How about member title? How about username? Password...?
    if you have a cyber soul to sell Nathan, I'll buy it

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    lol, how desperate are people these days? Is there nothing you can't sell online?
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    I dont see anything wrong with this aslong as the links in the sigs dont contain any adult or warez sites.

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    Hey Mike, how about people exchanging links in sigs? Would those links count as commercial?

    It's not something I'm considering, but, it seems like a gray area someone might be interested in.
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    essentially the sigs are for your information no one elses. They are to promote YOUR business no one elses. Certainly no exchange for money otherwise like Mike says you coudl be banned completly. If you are wanting to link to a site cos you like it then fine but anything that is being seen to improve something for a monetary benefit is not allowed.

    Like anything these things can be hard to moderate - the harder to moderate the more servere we can be and also we only ask that the members are sensible and responsible but its amazing how many people are just out to make a quick buck and not actually learn more or help others

    Might be worth updating that section of the guidelines regarding this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah
    Might be worth updating that section of the guidelines regarding this thread

    Thanks
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    Sarah, where exactly is this no-sig-profit rule mentioned? I haven't seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstwntd
    Sarah, where exactly is this no-sig-profit rule mentioned? I haven't seen it before.
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/faq....faq_signatures
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    in the sig FAQ - http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/faq....faq_signatures basically no referral links, no sales ads, etc etc all that basically comes up to no making money.

    if people want to we can make it stricter?
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    Muaha, beat you to it.
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    damn you!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah

    if people want to we can make it stricter?
    Definately.

    Don't know how I missed it. While I can see how it fits these payed signatures (as in sponsored by another party) now, it may not be so clear to everyone.

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    I wonder what my sig will cost

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    good point Egor will add it to my list of things to update

    Quote Originally Posted by mstwntd
    Definately.

    Don't know how I missed it. While I can see how it fits these payed signatures (as in sponsored by another party) now, it may not be so clear to everyone.
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