I just posted a deal for webhosting that has been pulled for being a referral.
Whilst the Voucher used WAS created by me - no one apart from a buyer would get any benefit of a purchase. £11 for one years hosting with a well established host (and 145GB) is a fantastic deal - but unfortunately its not to be.
I wholeheartly agree that making a post that someone would directly benefit from the post is a no no. So where is the line drawn? We all know people that work in stores post offers they find out about. Is that bad? Do they benefit? Certainly you can argue that if the stores profits go up - they certainly would benefit. But this seems ok? Personally, I have no problem with those posts - as long as they are just an employee.
Having pointed out in the post, that I would not directly or indirectly benefit, it was still deemed as a referral - even though no referral link was being used.
I did question this in a PM - but no reply - so I am asking here as I am curious - particularly when the exact same deal was posted in another thread a couple of months ago - but allowed. It scored exceptionally well - not surprisingly - its a fantastic deal. I know see that it too has been pulled (sorry to the poster of that BTW!!!), so I know the PM was seen!
Anyway - I've not posted the company details in this post - its not meant to be controntational! (Honest!!!!) Whilst I'm accepting that the Mods decision is final - I do find it a little hard to swallow that users will have to pay $117 to host vice $22 and a "hot deal" is lost. That's sad to see!!:cry: Particularly as I am effectively being accused of benifiting - which is most definately not the case.
(That feels better now Ive got it off my chest!!!)
EDIT - Can you move this to comments and suggestions - its probably a more appropriate place to be rather than "nonsense") Ta