VI Links Blocked on this forum... and why

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VI Links Blocked on this forum... and why

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:15 am

VI Links Blocked on this forum... [and WHY they are...]

The forum is entirely free to join and free of advertising, so links to commercial online sites are blocked, for instance the following:

If the sites are mentioned in a message, the text will replaced by: *** Commercial link removed ***

Sites which abuse copyright are also blocked and their titles are replaced by *** Site blocked for copyright reasons ***

In some cases, links to free sites where copyright is not fully respected will be disabled by the addition of a space in the address.

Instructions concerning Deep links
In your public messages, do not give a direct link to a file, from or any other website. Give the link to the page where the file can be downloaded.

Some links are not available to everyone. For example, some parts of the Delcamp forum are reserved for group members, so a link to a PDF file or a video will not be useful for a visitor or a registered user who is not a member of this group.

A deep link is an Hypertext link leading to a file or an internal page of a website, without going through the home page or another public page. It is not welcomed by the site owner as his bandwidth is being used yet he cannot present his work, or show the advertising which finances his site. Also bear in mind the longevity of your link - if the editor reorganises the internal pages of his site, your link will become invalid.
For more information, see recommendations of Netiquette.

The Core Rules of Netiquette
Netiquette Guidelines

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