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  1. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    With the lastest email from home office- it is very clear personal website linking on any public website is prohibited. Chef Success is a public forum. This is applicable in the header, text, as well as in the signature. All members who still have links in their signature to their personal websites need to go to the USER CP and change this.
    Thanks so much in advance for your cooperation.
    Happy Holidays!
    Debbie Bernhardt
     
    Dec 21, 2005
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  2. EmmaLeeM

    EmmaLeeM Member

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    Due to the fact that this will now be a subscribed forum (No longer Public), is this allowed?

    Thanks,
    Emma
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  3. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    Unfortunately it does not change the PC rules, this is for your protection, we don't want anyone getting in trouble
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  4. Kelley Sells

    Kelley Sells Member

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    web links

    Yes, ....I had a web ad out there I had placed when I first signed and forgot all about it...and got an email from them reminding me of the rules and to remove it.....

    So then I had to back peddle and remember EVERYWHERE on the internet I placed stuff.....arg...I felt bad, it's just I'm excited to be a PC consultant I wanted EVERYONE TO KNOW....

    Read on the rules again to refresh....we don't want to get into trouble....

    Although the other half of me feels like we pay for the subscription, why can we not advertise it so that we DO get business coming in.....but I'm sure that PC does it for a particularly good reason, just that I don't know what that is.:eek:
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  5. EmmaLeeM

    EmmaLeeM Member

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    Not that I even have a web-page... I just wondered.. lol, it's the debate classes all coming back.

    Emma
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  6. agw

    agw Member Gold Member

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    I'm sure part of the linking prohibition is a bandwidth issue. By linking we're using PC's bandwidth. That gets costly.

    Just because you are prohibited from linking, doesn't mean you can't list your Consultancy in your signatures. Does it? After all, it isn't a link, it's simply stating facts. Yes? No?

    :)
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  7. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    With all due respect, a multi billion dollar company will not have issues with bandwidth costs :)
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  8. agw

    agw Member Gold Member

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    Sure. I get that. :) Of course, they didn't get to that status without thinking about hemorrhage points. ;)

    So if it isn't bandwidth abuse, then what is it? Why is it such a problem to have such links out there? :confused:
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  9. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    It has to due with the nature of both the "show/party" part of pampered chef and "manipulative/advantage" part of the internet.

    Basicly it comes down to the fact that once you allow advertising of the webpage the business switches from a home party business to an online business. Some consultants are web savvy and can manipulate the search engines and whatnot and gain an advantage. It gets quite complicated, but that is the gist and PC is just protecting the model they have built over the last 20 years.
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  10. judithlb

    judithlb Guest

    Yeah, Greg, that's about what it boils down to...and as far as the bandwidth, I really don't think it uses up anyones bandwidth to have someone link to your site. Only if you have something like an image or file on your site and someone is hot linking to that item, especially if it's big. That's different than linking to their actual site. I think that's true...any guru's out there that know better? :)
     
    Mar 30, 2006
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  11. purrbal

    purrbal Member Gold Member

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    just posting to show I have seen this.
     
    Feb 22, 2007
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  12. smarteez2

    smarteez2 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    what she said!!
     
    Feb 23, 2007
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