What Fformula88 said is RIGHT ON.
jdigiant - you obviously missed this thread:
It's titled "Commercial Posting" and was copied very closely from corvetteforum.com.
In case you don't want to click on the link, i'll repost it here, and highlight a few things:
Originally Posted by COMMERCIAL POSTING RULES
Supporting vendors pay for the considerable bandwidth charges incurred by the Forum in exchange for the right to use the Forum to market and promote their goods and/or services.
Their payments mean that the Forum is free to the rest of us.
Forum members are allowed to post For Sale threads to sell their own [SKY] or parts their have bought for use on their own [SKY], but they must not use the Forum to promote sales/services beyond that.
The Forum does not prohibit occasional and casual mention of non-supporting vendors. But those mentions cannot be so specific that they include addresses, phone numbers, sales contact names, e-mail addresses, URLs or links. And if the "casual" references become frequent, they will be considered as marketing and promotion.
You cannot, for instance, make a post telling other Forum members to buy their new [SKY] from dealer XYZ when XYZ is a non-supporting dealer.
If, however, you post a thread about a new [SKY] you have purchased and the thrust of the post is about the [SKY], it would not be inappropriate to mention in the post that you were pleased by your dealings with XYZ dealer.
Members that are not supporting vendors but post contact information for commercial sale (for example, dealers that post the dealership name, number, e-mail, etc.) in a starting thread, a specific post, or their signature are subject to having their information deleted. Persistant or multiple posting of contact information will result in said member being banned from posting.
Additionally, if you are not a supporting vendor/dealer, you may NOT use your screenname (member ID) as a way of advertising. Please see section on member names. If you become a supporting vendor/dealer, you will be allowed to change your member ID/screenname at that time.
Contact Brentil (usually best through Private Message), for information on how to become a supporting vendor.
Now, I'd say that's pretty clear. While you see this as "helping the community", you are also mucking with how the "community" continues to exist and REMAIN FREE TO PARTICIPATE for anyone. You post something YOU think is innocent, then we have a bunch of people promoting products from non-supporting vendors, then non-supporting vendors get the idea and start posting promotions of their products (because this forum is anonymous)... and the whole idea of supporting vendors goes out the window.
TaylorMutts also had a good point - this site is not supported by or run by General Motors, so good information to heed.
glock919 - I don't know what your problem is, but anything ranting about "free speech" you jump in and put in your two cents and imply we here have no life - yet I see you on this site all the time, and you don't even own a SKY...
For your benefit, and YOURS ALONE, I'll repost an important point from the general forum rules (link available to the whole section in my signature).
It's a section called "Free Speech/Censorship, Appropriate and Inappropriate Posts" https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/sh...6144#post26144
...God bless America, where we enjoy constitutionally protected rights.
Free speech, although not absolute, is one of those rights.
Being a member at SkyRoadster.com is not, however, a constitutionally protected right.
The Forum is a private enterprise and its owner has the right to establish rules of behavior for participants. Property rights are Constitutionally protected.
Participants who agree to follow Forum rules and then don’t sometimes find that their inappropriate posts have been deleted.
A pattern of such defiance of the Forum’s rules/guidelines can jeopardize a member’s posting privileges.
so get off your high horse, and if you don't have anything to contribute, might I suggest you lurk...?