New policy for member registrations

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Blogging
December 8th, 2004 • 5:46 am

I am getting a bit tired of people who register with Betalogue for the sole purpose of getting the URL of their commercial web site to appear on my Members page, presumably as a way to increase their ranking with Google.

So from now on, I am imposing a new requirement for people who register with a URL to a patently commercial web site: I expect such people to post at least one valuable comment on a Betalogue page as proof that they are not just trying to get a link on my Members page.

If you try to register with a URL to a commercial site without having ever participated in Betalogue discussions, then your membership will be cancelled. Maybe you should focus your company’s efforts on actually offering good products or services, which will surely cause your exposure on the web and in Google to increase based on merit, and not on such idiotic practices.

If you want to register without participating (for whatever reason), then don’t include the URL to your commercial site. Otherwise, your membership will be cancelled.

2 Responses to “New policy for member registrations”

  1. Jon says:

    Delete/deactivat member accounts that are inactive for more than say 6 months :) This is my first time here–kick ass website by the way!

  2. Pierre Igot says:

    There’s no way these people are getting six months of free exposure from me :). No, I want to remove them right away.

    Thanks for the comments about the site :).

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