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Subject: Question on Video Games - Posting and Selling on Amazon
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:37 AM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2007
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My girlfriend and I have an Amazon store set up, and are selling video games (as well as some CDs, DVDs, and Books) to fund our future Xbox 360.  I'm wondering if it would be acceptable to post a link to the store in The Bazaar section of the 3 sites.  If it doesn't go into the Bazaar, is it not allowed at all, or should it go elsewhere?  Please let me know.  Thanks!

(Crossposted to all 3 sites)

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:45 AM ET
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From the PBS Help Center, "PBS Community" section:

 

  • Advertisement or solicitation is not permitted in any member-contributed content on PBS, including the Discussion Forums and members' Forum sigs on PBS. (This does not include "advertising" your PBS bookshelf in the Book Bazaar.)

We will remove any links or other material which actively solicit for a commercial (or nonprofit) purpose. It is okay (an exception to the no-commercial-links policy)  to include a link to your personal webpage in your forum sig or public profile, even if your webpage is your business webpage; but there must be no accompanying soliciting text with the link. No links to other swapping sites, or any commercial sites, may appear in any member-contributed content on PBS--not in Forum sigs, nor Forum posts, nor PBS Profiles, nor PMs, nor the Eclectic Pen, nor Reviews or Book Tags.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:47 AM ET
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Ah, well, that answers that.  Good thing I asked before posting! :p

Is that rule true for the other sites as well?

Would it also be unacceptable to post about the games, and ask that members PM me for the link?  I guess that is covered by the above statement, but I figure it's best to ask directly, for clarity's sake.



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Date Posted: 5/14/2009 9:06 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/14/2009 9:26 AM ET
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Would it also be unacceptable to post about the games, and ask that members PM me for the link? - Since it says "advertisement and solicitaiton is not permitted" I would say, link or no link, you cannot advertise anything you are selling on any of the sites. 

Of course just posting this question will generate the inquiries you are looking for.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 9:51 AM ET
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Thanks all.  I don't mean to stir up trouble, just trying to be clear on the rules. :)