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To the Moderators,

Thank you for your continued excellent work moderating the postings on the VB website. I am sure that other VB forummers are at least as appreciative.

One subject that I would like to revisit is advertising. Some months ago it was agreed that an Advertising VB thread would be set up. I note this has been used on several occasions for advertisement postings. Good.

However, I also note that we continue to get blatant advertising posted either on new threads or on existing threads. An example is the "Village" real estate advertisement posted in the early hours of this morning, 15th February 2013. The forummers making such postings are simply not abiding by the rules.

My proposal:
1. We continue to have a dedicated Advertising VB thread for the use of forummers for placing their advertisements.
2. Any postings which are placed on other VB threads, i.e. including new VB threads, which in the judgement of the moderators are Advertisements, are immediately deleted. Decisions in this regard shall be solely made by the moderators (we won't get into debates).
3. Paid advertisements, of a non-pornographic, "non-adult", non-offensive nature, will be welcomed.

- The principle being that if you abide by the rules the advertisement stays, if you don't its deleted.
- The purpose being to maintain the very high quality of this Investment Forum.

Just a suggestion. If this approach already applies, then I apologise for wasting everyone's time.

Again - my sincere thanks to the moderators.

Respectfully stated,
You have my vote on the proposal.

Thanks. You articulate what is in my mind well. I'll stick this thread.
Actually also provides signature that can be used as gratis advertisement after several quality postings, but most of advertisers just cannot wait and try to blatantly spam the forum. Sigh.
I seconded this proposal.
But I believe the moderators are already adopting this proposal anyway.
Still good to point up nevertheless. *thumb up*

One more thing I would like to highlight:
I noticed a single newcomer (shall not name names), who post short one liner at various threads all the sudden just to boost his awareness in this forum. After which his signature starts to show link to properties.
*quality posts are kinda subjective, im my humble opinion*

This is subtle advertisement. Which is pretty irritating as it tries to go around the loophole blatantly.

How should we deal with this issue in future?
Yes, I was annoyed with that one. I have disabled "his signature". Actually it is not a signature, it is a link to website that is provided by for members. I have disabled the link to website. I think for the time being, this "subtle advertisement" can only be handled manually until I get a software plugin to do it automatically.

Read latest Advertising Rules here :