Linkless Re-Post And Corresponding Questions
March 17, 2008 3:13pm CST
[b][i]Earlier this morning, I posted the following item and thought that it would be okay to post because I didn't include any affiliate links or or a link taking any clickers to an affiliate-created site. Instead, I included a link to a page of my personal website that I had turned into a mini-mall. It didn't capture people to turn them into downlines--and, even with affiliate links, people have a choice once they get there re: signing up and becoming a downline. So I thought it would be in the bounds of the TOS here. However, it was removed and called a violation. Now, here are my questions: 1. How did this post come under the violations area when I see actual affiliate banners plastered all over various profiles here? When I began to notice them, I considered putting some up myself, but seemed to remember its being against TOS. I read the TOS just in case I might be wrong--and was disappointed to find out that I had been absolutely right. So, I didn't post any banners. 2. How was I discovered so quickly by the powers-that-be when those with obvious violations of the TOS have the appearance of their profile pages remaining unchanged? This means that somebody must have reported me--and that person didn't click on the link to see if he or she had any grounds to report me. If that person had clicked on the link he/she would have found out that it simply went to a page in my website. So, I guess that my next question would be... 3. Why was I reported? That is, did the reporter actually honestly believe that I was violating TOS? or Is this someone who might have been offended by the content of some of my posts? or Was I competition to the person in his/her own online moneymaking projects? Only that person knows the answer to that. However, I do know that it's okay to have interested parties to contact you about moneymaking sites, etc. through PM and for you to send the link back to them. Therefore, I have reposted what I posted earlier today below but without any links. If you read it and are interested in taking a look at the page I created, PM me and I'll send you the link. I'll be going out for a few hours shortly, so I won't be getting right back with you but I will a.s.a.p.[/i][/b] Monday, March 17, 2008 Top o'Th Morning! I'm feeling pretty proud of myself--in spite of the fact that I should also be scolding myself soundly for not going to bed last night like a good, little girl. Anyway, one thing that I did last night was to design a mini mall using one of the pages of my personal website, AJ Online, and I wanted to invite you to take a look at it by going here: (LINK OMITTED) I'm going to be adding even more to it in the near future, but I think I have enough different things to get me off to a good start. I even added something that you find in most malls of any size but you don't find too often, if any, in online shopping malls, and that's a 12-screen theater. Admission to the movies is FREE, btw. Since we're late into the month of March, the same movies will be up for the rest of the month, but, starting in April, they will change at least twice-a-month. I'd also appreciate any noising around of my mini mall that you might feel like doing. Happy St. Patrick's Day! AJ
• Anderson, Indiana
18 Mar 08
Thanks! That could be. I noticed something in the TOS about not using any affiliate links not approved by MyLot. What I don't understand, however, is why mine was seen as one when it was just a link to a page of my website. Oh well!
• Anderson, Indiana
18 Mar 08
I notice that people usually will usually--when a referral link is involved--ask interested friends to PM them and people who are interested but are not yet friends to become friends so that they could PM back and forth. In my case, no referral link was involved, so I really wasn't in violation of TOS. As for getting to my virtual mini mall, people can just go to my main website and find it by looking at the navigation buttons. So, that's the directions for anyone who is interested. Thanks for being the first one to respond to this. Do you--or anyone else--know how people can get away with having one--or even tons--of referral banners displayed on their profiles here? If you do, please let me know, as I have a few I'd love to include.