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    We'd like to remind our new and newest members that advertising for a company or your own gains is NOT permitted on Home Repair Forum. We are here to try to help people with their everyday repair problems. There are several professionals here who are more than willing to help you with your problems with NO payback whatsoever. Unlike "fixya" which puts a price on your repair and also offers online chat for a price, we don't condone this. It's all FREE to anyone. Advertising will get you BANNED or discharged.

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    If you are presenting a "fix" to a problem and have a link to a site which may be helpful to a poster, then inserting THAT url is permitted. However if you yourself are in a business for profit, then posting YOUR business is not permitted. Call it a technical glitch or a "catch-22" it is not permitted.

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    hi

    hi dear i'am new in this forum.,

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    I'm also a newbie here and hoping to get some great advice and contribute in return.

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    Hi !
    I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thanks.

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    Hi! I'm new here. Looking forward to talking with other DIY peeps.

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    Hi,
    I am new to this forum. I like to explore new things related to furnitures, floorings ete, and i think best way to learn about new trends is to get connected with new people.

    Thanks and Regards

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    However if you yourself are in a business for profit,
    I can't think of any other reason to be in business.

    I often wondered what made people assemble Forums that have advertising all over them, not allowing the contributors to the Forum get a plug now and then. I wouldn't expect contributors to my Forum to keep the silence while helping make my Forum a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbump View Post
    not allowing the contributors to the Forum get a plug now and then. I wouldn't expect contributors to my Forum to keep the silence while helping make my Forum a success.
    The problem is who do you allow and who do you not.......there have been dozens of Chinese companies advertising their wares here as well as American companies that sell only to contractors, so the average user here who is the good DIYer gains nothing from the adverts.
    Once you start putting conditions on who can and who can't , that leads to how, when, where and what they are allowed to say/advertise/sell.
    This is a DIY help site, a place where people trying to do something for themselves (be it for cost saving or shear thrill of it) come and ask the "how do I do it" If they want a contractor then that's what the Yellow Pages are for, or the BBB or Angies list etc...etc..
    I have no idea how much it costs to run and maintain this site but I know it's not free and probably not cheap, if having the advertising banners keeps it free for all to come and ask questions then I see nothing wrong with the banners.

    Just my opinion.
    Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
    Every day is a learning day.

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    I can see where having folks essentially but into a thread to sell could be and is already a problem.

    I thank the moderators for doing a good job of handling that. But, I can also see where a privlege that would sweeten the pot for pros that post here would be helpful too. Perhaps something short and sweet like a link could be allowed in the signature line for those who have shown commitment to the site with a certain number of posts. Such as the ability to post generic links is currently handled.

    Sincerely, NightBird

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