View Full Version : Advertising in PMs

October 11th, 2004, 7:43 AM
Is it allowed? If not:

Congratulations!ur invited to join:


please join if u can and im also looking for moderators

October 11th, 2004, 7:46 AM
I got that too...


Anyway... its up to the mods. :confused:

Rave :pirate:

October 11th, 2004, 7:47 AM
Well I personally don't mind it, Its imformed me of alot of cool sites!

October 11th, 2004, 7:57 AM
Username, to some people its annoying. Raveberuk, I don't think it's worth a ban but I do think the person should be warned or asked to stop or something like that.

Flygon trainer
October 11th, 2004, 8:00 AM
at least they're honest, i normally delete on sight

October 11th, 2004, 8:08 AM
Yer I know its annoying to some people, but I was just showing how I feel about it.

October 11th, 2004, 8:21 AM
I got that too. I went there, and the forums look bad. I think they steal buttons from others to makde them look better. I joined, and I only got 2 welcome replys, even though there were about 10 ppl on. I noticed that that person only joined here to advertise. if that's true, then they should be IP banned, IMHO.

October 11th, 2004, 8:24 AM
Hmm...well, if your going to advretise your site, you can advretise it to your friends, instead of random people.

Mr Cat Dog
October 11th, 2004, 8:29 AM
I got this twice. Once the moment after the member joined, and just 5 minutes ago. Personally, it's extremely annoying... and think there should be a rule against it in some way... :/

October 11th, 2004, 8:31 AM
Hmmm...I do believe its not allowed. I personally hate it when people I dont know PM me to join their forum and ask for me to mod it. And, Togepi4eva, why couldnt you just PM a mod or an Admin for this information instead of just making a thread? >.<;

October 11th, 2004, 8:56 AM
i got that thing twice, they should banned him, here is the nickname he is using drakes
and dragon345 and both of them got 0 post, and are new.

October 11th, 2004, 8:59 AM
I got one of those pm on my old account, I think it is against the rules to advertise other forums in pm, only in your sig, but I could be wrong.

October 11th, 2004, 9:08 AM
ugh.....it is annoying dragon345 has Pmed it to me twice..

October 11th, 2004, 9:08 AM
i got the advertisement twice from different people. i know they registered just to pm people because they have no posts. it really ticks me......

October 11th, 2004, 9:12 AM
i got that thing twice, they should banned him, here is the nickname he is using drakes
and dragon345 and both of them got 0 post, and are new.

They shouldnt ban him; it wouldnt be fair. >.< A lot of people do it and they havent been banned.

Like I said, I'm pretty sure you arent allowed to send PM's about your forums. >.>;;;

October 11th, 2004, 9:23 AM
And it's asd too, because their forums are horrid. i think if you comne on PC just to advertise, you should be banned.

KoBRe LaiR
October 11th, 2004, 9:38 AM
I hate people who send me links to join their forums. Its so frustrating to get those type of pms. I think that tose people should get reported or something. I know that PC allows only on Siggys, but I don't think they allow on pms. If so, they should make a rule aaints it. But I don't think there is a way for an admin to find out or see all pms that are made.

October 11th, 2004, 9:40 AM
He keeps sending those to me, too. I'm pretty sure it's not allowed. I added him to my ignore list. The site doesn't even look good...hurts my eyes...

October 11th, 2004, 10:17 AM
Bold indicates a recently added rule.

No posting/linking to porn.
No swearing, or censor bypass ([email protected], etc)
No linking to forums in your posts, only in your signature is it allowed.
Also no linking to forums through PMs, only your signature may be used.
No bashing anyone else or their belief, whether or not you agree.
No using "gay" as a slur or in any demeaning way.
Respect everyone on the board.
Avoid duplicate topics. Be sure there has not been a topic recently that has the same subject as the one you are making.
Polls go in their respective forums, if they have one. An example is "Favorite Pokmon" goes in Pokmon general. "Do you have a pet?" goes in Mixed Voting Polls.
Political and sexual topics do not belong here. For that matter, try to avoid these issues in posts as well.
Avoid double posting (Posting twice in a row when no one else has replied, making it so two of your posts are in a row)
All posts is to have a minimum of four words or more in each post (unless it is in Fun time in PokLand! where posts don't count for the total post count).
ROMs of any game, Pokmon or not, are prohibited. This is gone into greater detail in the ROMs section. Please also avoid warez discussion or trading.
The maximum image size for signatures is 500x300. You can have multiple images this size so long as vertical ones don’t stack on top of each other and breech the limit, and horizontal ones aren’t next to each other and breech it. To see how large you image is, right click it and select properties. This image is 500x300 http://members.cox.net/celes/White.png
Please do not "overreturn" your signature. That is, do not use too many "carriage-returns" or lines in your signature. Do not have a signature with too many lines of text, for example a whole list of friends, aligned to the center and with a return for each name. Avoid this and use commas or "|" or anything else for that matter. Avoid "double-spacing" or using long paragraphs, rather condense them instead and use normal returns.
Trainer cards are to be asked for here (http://pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=62)
No warez. That is, no software that's cracked or posting of Serial Numbers, etc.

It certainly isn’t allowed, but it’s hard to enforce. We may need to make a group that can’t PM or use rep if this kind of abuse persists. At the moment though it’s best to report this to an smod or higher and let them warn the user.

October 11th, 2004, 10:24 AM
I think Pms shouild be put into two sections

Freinds : all the people on your buddy list

Junk: the other Pms

(I mean the buddy list where if you look on a profile you can make it there not the freinds on your frineds list)

October 11th, 2004, 1:56 PM
want me to join+spam their boards???!?!?!?!

October 11th, 2004, 2:05 PM
want me to join+spam their boards???!?!?!?!
That would be immature.

October 11th, 2004, 2:14 PM
i know, i was joking XD geeze! dont take everything for t3h truth or j00 sh4ll b3 burned.

October 11th, 2004, 2:20 PM
If I remember right, the rulez zay that you can azk cloze friendz to join your boardz/vizit a zite, but you can't zend out mass pmz.

October 11th, 2004, 2:29 PM
I also got that, it is very annoying. Hope we don't get more people like that. ><

October 11th, 2004, 3:02 PM
Teara: Yeah, if it’s expected between friends it’s fine. So long as it isn’t an unwanted annoyance.

October 11th, 2004, 3:10 PM
I got that PM also,he was under the name Slifermon at the time.

October 11th, 2004, 3:22 PM
the admin and super mods must do something about this guy

October 11th, 2004, 4:58 PM
I don't mind my good friends asking me to join their new forum, but this kind of... could you call it SOPM? Spam Over PM? It annoys me. o_O

KoBRe LaiR
October 12th, 2004, 4:28 PM
People who send those pms have registered but never posted. Thats just annoying. Anyways I'm not that good with the whole admin cp over at my boards, but I got some help from vbulletins.com and they said that there is a way to make pms for buddys. But the person who let me know said he was posting the code later. But no luck. I'll see if he posted tomorow or get an e-mail from him.

October 12th, 2004, 4:35 PM
I got like 5 pms about that and then he gave me bad rep for telling him to stop>.<

October 14th, 2004, 7:23 PM
Ugh, he sent me that message too.

October 14th, 2004, 7:55 PM
Just remember that if people send you these you can report them to the staff, it is against the rules. ^^

October 15th, 2004, 12:13 PM
Perhaps we should make a group that can’t PM or use rep, for those who abuse either one like this. o_o;

October 15th, 2004, 12:16 PM
you but isnt it if the user says that its okay for someone else do it they can? cuz thats what a mod told me (im not gonna say names tho :P) i mean i got that too from that person too!

October 15th, 2004, 12:27 PM
If it’s something that isn’t unwanted, it’s fine. o.o; If your friend sends you a link, odds are it isn’t annoying you, thus no problem, thus it’s okay.