(Formally "Plan V: A Van Dwelling Blog", when I lived in a 1978 Dodge Xplorer 228 Class B motorhome van)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stay away from the forum IRV2

The admin "Clifftall" over at IRV2 make up rules as he goes along. He claims my blog is "commercial" in nature because I run Google Adsense ads on it and therefore I am not allowed to link to it.

Here is how the IMs went, entirely unedited:

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Hi. Your blog contains multiple rotating ads and therefore it's not allowed to be linked in your signature. You can replace the link if the ads are removed. Here is a link to our rules.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=rules
Thanks for understanding
Cliff
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I have read the rules you linked to and it says NO SUCH THING that I can find. Please point out the exact phrase you are referring to.
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Here is the paragraph under signature standards.

" Signatures must be setup in your profile rather than manually added to your messages. They will appear at the bottom of every post you make.
Signatures must be kept to a maximum of three lines (including blank lines) and contain no more than one link. (non-commercial).
Signatures may not include email addresses, links to competing websites, prompts to contact or a sales pitch.
Signatures must follow our forums posting standards and only one line may be bolded. "
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That says nothing about "no ads on your personal website".
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Your  " personal website " that you refer to as a blog was linked in your signature and as mentioned has multiple ads running in it which makes it commercial and therefore not allowed here.
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You sir, are full of ****. I am closing out my IRV2 account and will not be recommending this site to anyone, ever.
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The **** was "shit" edited by the forum software. It kinds of ruins the effect haha.