Unauthorised Advertising - signatures, referrals and home pages
There have been several instances of members posting links to commercial websites where they have a financial interest. This has been seen in Home page areas, Signatures and in posts themselves.
In general terms posts to a non commercial website that is not operating in the same areas as HEXUS Ltd are permitted without restriction, (provided the site complies with current law and HEXUS rules - so that excludes hate sites, porn sites, and sites that are NSFW).
In all other cases "permission-to-pimp" must be obtained from HEXUS by requesting by PM to a Mod or Admin. The request will be considered and if necessary referred to the site owner, whose decision shall be final.
In general, sites that are offering content that is technical in nature and does NOT carry paid for advertising are likely to be approved, with the proviso that the link is removed as soon as the site starts generating revenue.
Sites that are selling a product or service that is NOT related to HEXUS core business will be examined on a case-by-case basis.
Recommendations for products/services that a member has used, in response to a request for help by another member may be posted without restriction in the general and technical forums.
Sites that are technology related, and carry advertising, are unlikely to be approved.
Affiliate links are unlikely to be approved (especially if it is not obvious that they are affiliate links)
If in doubt - ASK FIRST!
Members joining with the sole intention of promoting a commercial website will be considered to be spammers, and appropriate action taken.
Members who are regular contributors are likely to get a more favourable response!