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[META] What are Patrik/PaleoHacks' policies when it comes to self-promotion?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Some of you must be wondering this by now, given that I have had to edit/delete a few questions/comments by some of of you or suspend or delete you.

So what is up?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Let them know elsewhere.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:12 AM

What about software to make a healthy life easier? I'm a developer, and I think the paleo community should know if there's a decent app to help them being healthy.

D0501f0cc09c961a06c3d188361e7b07

on August 18, 2011
at 02:05 AM

"glib" Are you secretly Tom Cruise? I think PaleoHacks is administered appropriately. But, there are quite a few poop-related questions...

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 11, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Melissa- quick question. I'm starting a site to synthesize evidence on nutrition/movement and chronic pain (http://paleohacks.com/questions/28181/paleo-and-pain-which-issues-are-you-interested-in-nightshades-bone-broths-pu). When the site goes up in a month or so, I'm not sure if it's okay to update that hack with the website address. A couple people requested that I let them know where it's located, but I'm not sure if including the address would be too self-promotional.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 21, 2010
at 06:36 AM

Ryan -- email and I can set your account with whatever email address you need.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 21, 2010
at 05:38 AM

You were not banned, Ryan. Let me poke around and see what I can do to figure this out.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 18, 2010
at 07:03 PM

@Kamal -- Don't fret. Not you.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 18, 2010
at 07:02 PM

@GGP -- I don't recall deleting any of your answers.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 18, 2010
at 09:47 AM

It was an answer, not a question. The question is still there - my answer, not so much.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 18, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Screw you Melissa! (this is an example of sophomoric humor. don't use it.)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2010
at 04:00 AM

Nope, not you :) You are posting here after all :)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 18, 2010
at 03:57 AM

Is this me? I know I'm "sophomoric humor", but hope I didn't also creep into personal attacks (which would be very very bad!)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2010
at 03:05 AM

It might have been merged. I wish the system would tell people when we do that...

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 18, 2010
at 03:03 AM

Did you delete a recent post of mine responding to someone looking for breakfast/lunch ideas? I listed a few of my favourites and linked to my recipe index. I'm assuming this is ok since my blog isn't for profit and is just to share resources, but the post is nowhere to be found... I'm open to the possibility that it just didn't submit properly, but just in case - am I allowed to link to my blog?

D13278772f6612432bf53413fad4e7af

(801)

on September 16, 2010
at 06:38 PM

Thanks for your "light touch," Patrik.

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on September 16, 2010
at 02:18 PM

I think you've administered this place very fairly.

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 16, 2010
at 04:02 AM

Answering my own question.

I prefer to use a light a touch on PaleoHacks as possible. However, some of you (you know who you are) have barged into PaleoHacks and started promoting your own business/project/etc etc

There is definitely a subjective, hazy line here between self-promotion that adds value to the community and self-promotion that looks, walks and quacks like spam. If I see the latter, I will delete it and suspend your account.

Note: I have no glib definition for spam-self-promotion - like pornography, I know it when I see it. Use your judgment.

I am not knee-jerk against self-promotion - but what does "get my goat" is when someone joins PaleoHacks and within 24 hours starts selfishly pushing their stuff.

Don't do it. There are a lot of great, smart people on PaleoHacks who have their own stuff they would love to promote, but don't, out of respect for the community.

Thanks and now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Keep being awesome.

PS I have updated the PaleoHacks FAQ here: http://paleohacks.com/faq

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on September 16, 2010
at 02:18 PM

I think you've administered this place very fairly.

D13278772f6612432bf53413fad4e7af

(801)

on September 16, 2010
at 06:38 PM

Thanks for your "light touch," Patrik.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 18, 2010
at 09:47 AM

It was an answer, not a question. The question is still there - my answer, not so much.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 18, 2010
at 07:02 PM

@GGP -- I don't recall deleting any of your answers.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 18, 2010
at 03:03 AM

Did you delete a recent post of mine responding to someone looking for breakfast/lunch ideas? I listed a few of my favourites and linked to my recipe index. I'm assuming this is ok since my blog isn't for profit and is just to share resources, but the post is nowhere to be found... I'm open to the possibility that it just didn't submit properly, but just in case - am I allowed to link to my blog?

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2010
at 03:05 AM

It might have been merged. I wish the system would tell people when we do that...

D0501f0cc09c961a06c3d188361e7b07

on August 18, 2011
at 02:05 AM

"glib" Are you secretly Tom Cruise? I think PaleoHacks is administered appropriately. But, there are quite a few poop-related questions...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:12 AM

What about software to make a healthy life easier? I'm a developer, and I think the paleo community should know if there's a decent app to help them being healthy.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Let them know elsewhere.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 01, 2011
at 02:09 PM

Please do not create "questions" that consist of "Check out my new website/blog post/article." Even if you make it look like a question "Can you provide me feedback for my blog/website/article?" it is not OK.

I will delete them and suspend you for at least a day.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 11, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Melissa- quick question. I'm starting a site to synthesize evidence on nutrition/movement and chronic pain (http://paleohacks.com/questions/28181/paleo-and-pain-which-issues-are-you-interested-in-nightshades-bone-broths-pu). When the site goes up in a month or so, I'm not sure if it's okay to update that hack with the website address. A couple people requested that I let them know where it's located, but I'm not sure if including the address would be too self-promotional.

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 18, 2010
at 03:01 AM

Also, if you engage in ad hominem, especially with one of the moderators, I will simply delete your account.

You know who you are.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 18, 2010
at 07:03 PM

@Kamal -- Don't fret. Not you.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 18, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Screw you Melissa! (this is an example of sophomoric humor. don't use it.)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 18, 2010
at 03:57 AM

Is this me? I know I'm "sophomoric humor", but hope I didn't also creep into personal attacks (which would be very very bad!)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2010
at 04:00 AM

Nope, not you :) You are posting here after all :)

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 18, 2011
at 12:35 AM

Time for this post to make it up the board a bit.

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Ae011d9f1c8654ea66854ca2a977c397

(1165)

on September 20, 2010
at 10:29 PM

I can't log into my account and when I do password recovery it sends me to an old account that I used but never registered. Was my account banned? I can still access it through my phone (which I'm on now) as I never logged out.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 21, 2010
at 05:38 AM

You were not banned, Ryan. Let me poke around and see what I can do to figure this out.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on September 21, 2010
at 06:36 AM

Ryan -- email and I can set your account with whatever email address you need.

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