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Old 01-13-2009, 04:22 PM
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Default Temp Rules: No Promo Code Promotions from Non-Devs

While we sort out this promo code issue, for now, I'm asking people stop doing promo code promotions for apps unless you are the developer.

These seem to be the biggest "spam" issue and we probably will allow it to some degree once we get the forum in place.

Sorry this is going in slow motion, I'm traveling, so it's harder to keep track of things. I'll try to get it addressed later tonight.

One thing I'd like to remind people is we have a very strict policy about no site/blog promotion. That also includes your twitter accounts, etc. It's always subject to abuse and spam, so we just don't allow it.

Clarification: To post Promo code giveaways you need to be the actual developer (or a full time employee of the company). You can't be just associated with or acting on the behalf of the developer.

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:31 PM
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all right arn.

thanks for the explanation. that was all i really needed. keep us posted on what the permanent rules are.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:10 PM
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I've been asked about developers giving links to their games site (say if they are announcing a new game and give the site link along with the app store link).

When you say "a very strict policy about no site/blog promotion" this needs to be clear wether that includes the above too.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:35 PM
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One thing I'd like to remind people is we have a very strict policy about no site/blog promotion. That also includes your twitter accounts, etc. It's always subject to abuse and spam, so we just don't allow it.

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I thought the rules said that you could put up your Twitter account in your signature, but no spamming it?

I'm sorry if this is incorrect, and I'll take mine out if I need to - but, I thought that we were allowed to keep it there as long as we we didn't draw attention to it/talk about it. (Basically, I thought we were allowed to leave it in our signature, but not much else)
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:11 PM
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When you say "a very strict policy about no site/blog promotion" this needs to be clear wether that includes the above too.
Devs are allowed to promote their games and own sites.

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I thought the rules said that you could put up your Twitter account in your signature, but no spamming it?
Yep. People can post their blogs, twitter accounts or whatever in their sigs within reason.

By site promotion spamming I'm talking about people who repeatedly post threads for the purpose of linking to their site.

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Old 01-13-2009, 06:30 PM
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Devs are allowed to promote their games and own sites.



Yep. People can post their blogs, twitter accounts or whatever in their sigs within reason.

By site promotion spamming I'm talking about people who repeatedly post threads for the purpose of linking to their site.

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Ok, thanks for clearing that up!
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:31 PM
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Devs are allowed to promote their games and own sites.
Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:33 PM
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arn; i agree with u but the biggest "spam" r spore codes. they gave out 200 codes. i think there should be ONE thread for all the spore codes. that will solve most of the issue
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:03 PM
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Darn. I thought my contest was pretty good.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:19 PM
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Darn. I thought my contest was pretty good.
At least your one brought a smile to my face- I'll give you that.
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