WA Rules - Wealthy Affiliate Rules & Regulations

Last Update: May 08, 2015

The reason I am writing yet again about the WA Rules is mainly because many members do not know them or bother to take the time to seek them out. I know when I joined, I went looking for them and when I was not sure on something, I asked Kyle & Carson directly before taking action. It is the responsibility of ALL members to do this simple task and not have to rely on other members to point it out to them.

However, recent events have cropped up yet again regarding the “Spam” issue within this NO Spam community. Though the intentions of the individual were out of kindness, the rules were being broken, and temporary action was taken. Members MUST follow the rules for posting here within the community and should also realize that what you post here inside WA is also visible to EVERYONE on the internet.

I have often heard, and I have said this myself, that these NO SPAMMING RULES should be well identified and perhaps be part of lesson 1 or 2 of the training, because many do not seem to know about them. But since these rules currently are not “in your face visible”, how is one to find out about them? By doing what I did and search for them.

HOW TO SEARCH FOR THE WA RULES

That being said the easiest way to search for anything and everything within WA is to type your search query in the search bar at the top of the screen. However typing in “WA Rules” or “Wealthy Affiliate Rules” do not produce the Rules & Regulations I am providing at the BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG.



So I named this blog WA Rules – Wealthy Affiliate Rules & Regulations so that both of those search terms will appear if someone should type them into the search bar. I already know that if you type in “what can I do here” or “what you cannot do here” you will get my training tutorial that has the below link of the WA Rules.

With this past recent event, there were many that had strong feelings about the action that was taken on the individual for breaking the rules of the community, rules and regulations that are meant to keep this community the best there is online.

It is not my intention to judge anyone’s action or reaction to the proper system process that took place. It IS my intention with this blog to help with a solution so that members can find these rules easier.

So without further ado, here is the link to the WA Rules - Wealthy Affiliate Rules & Regulations. Remember! You CANNOT ask or solicit members to join or donate money to a cause, no matter how well-intended it is, here WITHIN the community (especially since it was not a life or death situation). There are more suitable areas to do so OUTSIDE the community. ~ Thank You For Reading.


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Douglas25 Premium
Yes, i admit, i did a bad thing I put an affiliate link in my intro blog post about how i lost my job. Pardon me for not being an expert. I should have put that link in my review. Thanks to my little mistake, my six months membership has been canned. Really, there should be a notification saying i have made a mistake, and need to remove that affioiate link immediately. Instead of banishing six months of work. My websites, my domains, my membership, all in one night. Its wrong, and i believe there needs to be some slacking of the reins for beginners. Its a lot of money to pay yearly. Its just not fair, and the least they can do is explain to me why.. From NOT HAPPY JAN.
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boomergp08 Premium
Sorry to hear that and I agree with you. There should be a grace period for first time offenders.
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Douglas25 Premium
Kyle got back to me tonight. He thinks there may be a deeper problem going on here. ITs given me reassurance, and my faith back in W.A. I enjoy being here. And hope to for a long time yet. I like your post on the rules, and am thinking of incorporating them into the review. Thanks for your help
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Kyle and Carson always help to restore a members status when there is either a problem beyond your control or if it was an honest first time mistake.
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Foxhenley Premium
I lost 4 months ''write access'' out of ignorance on a first-time mistake. When I tried to rectify the situation, my pleas, and emails were not even answered.

It did not cause me to lose my love and respect for WA but the glow it once had is diminished.

4 months out of a yearly membership is a lot when you can barely afford as a beginning Affiliate.

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌷
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asktony Premium
Thanks for posting this. I had no clue this even existed. This should be something that is seen when you first sign up. Maybe even as your setting up your profile or be one of the first lessons seen.

That said, "Vickic3" posted something in regards to the rules which I had tried to find with no success, which is what landed me here.

Greatly appreciated, and thanks for including the link.

Thanks again,
Tony
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Tony and I agree, this should be made known to new members during the training.
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CherryBomMom Premium
I agree, this type of rules and regulations content should be reviewed or more accessible in the first lessons. It could also be included as a review of check off page upon premium sign up. I'm am so grateful this has been brought to my attention before I attempted to ask for site review.

Thank you for taking the time to redirect new members as myself. I really appreciate it.

Best wishes

Cyn
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Cyn. I also wish that these rules would be part of the first lessons or at least a link to the rules should be provided so that all new members can read them.
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ernestk1 Premium
Thanks for the heads up i now have a clear understanding and i was in the dark and as a newbie i did not bother with rules & regulations as like all new members i just wanna get the ball rolling and to me it seems like a great idea at the time but like Kyle said there is no stupid questions only the ones not asked. Thanks once again now i understand
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and happy I could help you.
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AfqmBiz Premium
Thanks, for your kind reminder. I fully agree with you, sir. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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RWB Premium
Thanks for the information Robert. This sums it up very well. This'll surely help keep myself and others out of trouble.

Have a good one,

Randy B

http://extraincomecoaching.com
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for this...
I see this issue has recently raised its ugly head again...
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes it has.
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shermand2268 Premium
Thank you for providing this. I needed to refer to it today. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to help you out.
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minitrio Premium
Thanks a lot Robert :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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hwy18wheeler Premium
excellent community here, no spam or any of that annoying advertising or pop-ups that will not go away. Very glad that these rules are enforced for the well being of the WA community.
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boomergp08 Premium
It does make for a better working and interacting environment here at WA.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Robert just a note left a comment on the tutorial which has answered a lot of questions and doubts that I had . This information is very good . It has boosted my confidence. Perhaps it is not widely known within the community . Thankyou very much for your blog post.

Kind regards
Alexander
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Alexander! I made this blog and specifically named it so that it would be easier for all members to find if they were to type in the search bar either "WA Rules", "Rules", or "Wealthy Affiliate Rules".

But please share it with others if need be or share this training tutorial of what you can & cannot do at WA.
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tommo1968 Premium
Hey Robert, do you want to buy my SPECIAL PROGRAM? LOL!

Seriously though its good to prompt us not to SPAM or blatantly sell on WA. This needs to be a safe place to learn and build your skills.

Good job!
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boomergp08 Premium
I'll buy your special program if you buy some choice swamp land I have in New York City. LOL

Yes we need to keep WA a spam-free place to build our online businesses. - Thanks!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thanks Robert. Have saved this to may manual.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Helen
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bsmith1222 Premium
I understand the need for the rules but I grew up in a time when courtesy and common sense were the rule. We have changed so much in the last 50 years and not sure it is for the best.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree Brian. That is how I was brought up too. Unfortunately in today's society their is so much intrusiveness that many people don't seem to know what courtesy and common sense is or how to engage in it. One of the popular sayings when I was growing up was, "Live and let live."
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Jozeph Premium
Many words become Ambiguous, Family, help, friends are superseded by "webspeak".

As Robert blogged, there are rules that we must abide by, which I totally agree with.
I would like to add, that true Family is often times not one of blood, it is forged by History and seeing each other through joys and sorrows, just as strong Friendships.
Just as we must abide by the business rules here at WA, same as we must be careful of how we describe WA.
We are not all Friends and Family here at WA, we are however all "associates", and by such we must keep every one's best interest in mind. Many will form Friendships and strong Family bonds, but this does not define WA, this defines our Human Loving Nature. So the term WA Family is slightly misleading

To Define WA as a Family and Friends is a gross misrepresentation, To state that many members form Family bonds and lasting Friendships is more appropriate.

Let's quit with the "Webspeak", and speak what we mean and mean what we speak.
And thus, as "associates", there is a definite set of rules to which each and every member must abide.

Thanks Boomer, hope I'm not to ambiguous here
As usual
I love your Bogs my Friend...
Joseph
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boomergp08 Premium
Where have I mentioned this webspeak in this blog? And if I did, my meaning of family can be different than others.
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Jozeph Premium
Hey Boomer

no my friend, you never mentioned "webspeak" in any way.
Webspeak, just as "newspeak", or "nukespeak, is a term that uses certain words that seemingly mean one thing, yet mean something totally different.
For instance; warspeak",; casual losses, or casualties of war
Now in itself it seems very mundane, yet it registers in the mind; a casual happening
it brings us to "acceptable losses", allowing the senses to filter without real causation, or responsibility of cause..
Just as in webspeak; we use friends and "family", with no meaning behind it, like the Family@ wa. it's all tres chic, and sounds avant garde and new age, however in itself means nothing of what the word "friend, or family" really implies.
Now you and I for instance, we've had a few debates on here, and we've began to forge a real Friendship through respect.
However, we've started out as Associates, and as Associates we've wanted each others success. I mean really, it's the only way an association can thrive.

Now there have been times over the past 16 months we've agreed, and agreed to disagree.
Thus we began to forge a solid based Friendship.
My point is this;

1) For the most part, WA is an Association of like minded entrepreneurs who have a goal of success, based on ethical business practice
2) where some form lifetime friendships
3) some of us, even become true Family, that we'd go out on the ledge, rightly or wrongly for one another.

However, to claim WA is a Family, is "webspeak", and is commonly used to describe WA. Family outside of Blood, is one that's forged through having history together, and helping each other, I mean really helping each other through life's obstacles There are many of us here who are Best Friends and Family.

Like when somebody puts their actions where their mouth is.
Sheesh Bro, I hope I'm clearing this up, and my first comment was meant to support you
With that said, we need to strengthen our Friendships and Family ties outside of WA. Keep WA business...
Sorry if it didn't come across that way
I should have written a blog
lol
With lots of love big guy
Your "Friend en Herbe"
Joseph
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Caraid Premium
Hi Robert

I don't disagree at all about these rules in principle but people are not going to search for something that they do not know exist.

On signing up, we are presented with a set of Terms and Conditions. This is where you would expect to find these rules or a link to them at the least.

Rules should make it clear about what is allowed and what is not, these rules are some of the vaguest I have come across.

The following comments are stated with the UK English usage of these words. I apologise if US or Canadian English has a different meaning. As the site owners are Canadian I would guess that the English spoken in Canada applies, but I am not knowledgable on what the nuances of Canadian English are.

Rule No. 1
"No unsolicited messages to be sent through private messaging."

Unsolicited messages are messages that you are not expecting and have not given others permission to send to you.

Therefore according to this rule you must first seek permission of other members before sending them a PM ( I guess through a post on their profile or ......?) Therefore perhaps I should go through ALL my PM's and report them as SPAM, as I have yet to be asked by anyone for permission to contact me in this way.

Rule 8.
Relates to posting content about the online business world or individuals respective journeys through it.

WA had better employ a whole team to deal with this one then, as breaches of this have run out of control.


Rule 12.
Soliciting communication outside of the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

WA actively support members breaching this rule when they encourage members to comment on other members sites.

Rule 14.
No faith or religion based posts

I think we have seen more than 1 or 2 of these.


There are also 4 rules pertaining to "promoting".
Blogs and Training here are full of promotions regarding particular plugins and sites and software. How to use particular plugins how to use Canva to create graphics for example.

Supporting and providing training on any such product or service is "Promoting". Promotion does NOT have to be for financial gain, if that is indeed what WA mean. In which case this should be clearly stated.

I would recommend that WA actually re-write these rules to state what they mean to say and place a link in the menu structure here so that they are freely and easily accessible to all.

They should also remove those rules as in No.8,12 & 14 referred to above if they have no intention of policing such or taking action when members report these as SPAM.

I appreciate the post Robert but one can't expect members to abide by a set of rules that are so wooly, even if they knew they existed or where to find them.

Then if members chose to breach any of the rules for WHATEVER reason then WA could justifiably curtail their permission within the WA platform.


Dave
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pisces Premium
Well said Robert, first I'm hearing of any rules regarding some of those "wooly" ones. I thought the idea was to help each other -- no matter what the issue. I see exceptions now; thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
Rule 1 = An unsolicited message is one that is seeking you to join or buy something. It has nothing to do with permission to contact you. If someone needed your help, would they need permission to ask you? Of course not.

Rule 8 = Yes, this rule is not enforced that much but it has on occasion. I personally have experienced this.

Rule 12 = Website commenting does not apply because relevant comments are part of content creation and a Google SEO ranking factor. However asking members for their addresses and/or phone numbers for further communication outside of WA, that is what this rule is about.

Rule 14 = Yes we have. :)

These rules were written by Kyle many years ago and WA has evolved quite a bit since then. These are still good foundations to work from and abide by regardless of your interpretations of them. Should they be updated? Sure. But just like the rules of SEO, they are always evolving and changing.

WA is by no means perfect and Kyle and Carson will be the first to admit this, and the same holds true for the interpretations of these rules. But fortunately we have these to at least base some understanding of what can and cannot be done here. Better to have these than none at all.
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ricksr Premium
I agree with you Dave. The rules are vague and very subjective. In my opinion, any member taking time to "drill down" on some of the more vague rules, would come to the conclusion that there is a good likelihood that they are in violation with some of their own actions. Hope this is addressed in the near future.

Rick
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DonaldPaul Premium
Well done, let common sense prevail. When in doubt you can go to the WA community for answers.

Cheers!
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Caraid Premium
As I said I do not disagree with the rules.

Rule 1
My comments are PURELY based on correct English usage and have not been interpreted by me .l understand YOUR interpretation and it makes sense, but that is not what has been written. I can only assume therefore that US English differs in meaning here and apologise for the confusion.

Rule 12.
The majority of comment provison on blogs ask the commenter for an email address as mandatory. I think that just might be a means of communication outside of the WA platform.

All I am saying is if people are going to be penalised for not following the rules they need to be able to understand the rules and not stick a finger in the air or have a guess. They also need to know these rules exist and where to find them. If it wasn't for the likes of yourself Robert where would members come across these if not by accident

Rules are definitely needed here and applied to ALL evenly no matter how distasteful to some.
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pisces Premium
I agree, common sense is at a premium today -- I often go through a whole day without a glimpse of it
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boomergp08 Premium
It is a shame that so many in this world do not possess that any more.
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JewelCarol Premium
Great advice and blog post, thanks very much for reminding us, dear Robert. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome Jewel. Have a great weekend!
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JewelCarol Premium
Have a fantastic weekend too, dear Robert. :)
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks very much, Robert! Your help is so appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Allyn!
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Christabelle Premium
I think it would be a good thing if we introduce our new referrals to this training!
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boomergp08 Premium
Or have it as an accessible icon link at the top of the page next to our Rank and Profile picture icons.
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Christabelle Premium
That's a good idea as well!
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ricksr Premium
Very interesting information! As a new member and totally absorbed in the benefits of the membership and just beginning my journey, Rules & Regs were not on my radar screen for WA Best Practices.

Being a veteran entrepreneur in the senior citizen category owning and operating my own businesses, I am a strong advocate of compliance of rules and regs and totally support your statement. Thanks for the "heads-up" and I will read your link and be another pair of eyes looking for compliance violations.

Rick
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rick. One of the MANY reasons why WA has been so successful in its 10th year of business, is because of these rules and how they keep the community a thriving place to learn, build, and grow an online business.
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Eriksen Premium
Thank you Boomer :)

Please come and save me the day I mindlessly forget and overstep the boundaries ! ^^)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and if I see a problem in time, I will warn you about it. :)
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Eriksen Premium
;) TY
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AnteroM Premium
Thanks, great information!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Antero.
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glycogen Premium
Thanks Robert - always good to have things like this spelled out in one place.
Glyn
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Glyn. I hope all members can find this when they need it.
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pinkabella Premium
Great informative post as usual thank you for this
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jo! I try to educate and help this great community.
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pinkabella Premium
And it is greatly appreciated
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Jayne62 Premium
great idea for a post - there is so much information here that it can be difficult to find things until you get used to how it all works. I have to say that the 'no spam' rules certainly make for a much more enjoyable and supportive forum than other places I've been
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes Jayne, they (the rules) make for a better community overall.
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MarineMom Premium
It's never a good thing to find out important information after the fact. Thank you for taking the time to write this for members.
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope it's the last time I have to write something like this (3rd time). I am hoping because I used keywords in my title, that those who actually desire to know the rules can find them now.
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Rich908 Premium
I suggested this to Kyle to include Rules and Regulations as a very important module especially for new members who have come aboard.
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boomergp08 Premium
I think a link on the UI as FHagstrom below has mentioned would be a good alternative.
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NWTDennis Premium
I agree with you Boomer, and I know that many here in the community do also. But there also are members who have said they prefer a community without a lot of rules and regulations.I'm not sure that is possible ... WA is too big and includes members from around the world where acceptable online behavior may be different.

I'm not sure they understand that the internal communication here (Blogs, etc) are in fact visible to the online and this includes those pieces that go over the line.

K&C's "No Spam" rule attempts to maintain one of WA's strengths for all of us ... being free from spam and other no productive behavior. Some may know when they are reading something that has gone over the line, but just don't want to get involved, so they let it go.

I think the No Spam piece by Kyle needs to be more visible. I wonder if this topic gets discussed at the SAC? I'm pretty sure you will bring it up when you get there in 2016.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are correct on many things Dennis and as far as the members who want a community with no rules...NOT going to happen here! This is one of the many reasons why WA has worked so well for almost 10 years.

I also agree 100% that most members do not realize that EVERYTHING they say and post is visible to the entire internet on Google. The only thing private here in WA is Chat and Private Messages, possibly Profiles too. This means that everyone's rants are indexed into Google. LOL There goes their reputation.

And yes, I will bring this subject about RULES up with them at SAC or prior.
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LondonLeigh Premium
I agree with you Dennis and Boomer. Without the "no spam rule" the community would descend into chaos.
All the best,
Brandon
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Kav Premium
Thanks for the reminder, we all need it from time to time.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and yes, we all need it from time to time.
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briandking Premium
Great information to post. I recently became aware of the situation that spawned much of this, but since I did not have all of the facts, I had no reason to judge anyone one way or the other.
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boomergp08 Premium
You should never judge, especially if you do not have the facts.
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MarvH Premium
Thanks Robert,I have never seen all of this in one place before.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Many have not seen these.
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FHagstrom Premium
Robert, Thanks for posting this. I had seen this awhile ago but only by accident as I was wondering what the open education project was all about.
I can see the point of others about not wanting to scare newbies away but, I think that if it can not be made a part of the training (both trainings) then perhaps there should be another link added to the activity dashboard at the left so it can be seen clearly by everyone at all times
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boomergp08 Premium
Actually Forrest, that is a better idea, having a "Rules" icon in the top menu.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Kyle spells it out very clearly, there are other places for these types of action. Thanks for the post Robert.
Monte
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, Kyle is quite clear in his explanation.
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1David Premium
Thanks for sharing, this blog said it all about what WA is all about.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and yes, it does say a lot to what WA is all about.
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Marcus1978 Premium
I think perhaps the reason the rules are not in your face when you first sign up is because Kyle and Carson are trying to do everything they can not to frighten new members away. If you sign up and then suddenly get something in your face saying "HERE ARE THE RULES! OBEY THEM OR YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!" then some people would understandably be put off. Of course, the big down-side to this is that people aren't always aware of what the rules actually are.

I think most of the rules are probably just common sense, and the kind of rules you would find in any membership-based internet community (for example, I know, without even looking at the rules, that if start swearing at you or displaying any kind of hateful behaviour, I'm going to be in trouble). However, there are going to be times when people might not be sure on certain things. It's those times when people need to seek out the rules, as you say.
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boomergp08 Premium
Which is why I made sure I used the two most common keywords people would use to search for the "WA Rules" and "Wealthy Affiliate Rules" in this blog title.

I agree that you do not want to frighten any newbies away. I just hope members both newbie and veteran would first think to do a search for the WA Rules to learn them. It is one of the first things I do when I join a community or network. It is just common sense to want to know what they are.
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bstreet57 Premium
I agree Robert, this should be put in a lesson. Make it the first lesson they see and have to complete or acknowledge before they can move on. I have had this bookmarked ever since I started here and have had to refer a few others to it myself.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was one of the first things I sought. I never join a network or community without seeking out the rules and/or the TOS.
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gmegs Premium
This will make it a lot easier for everyone !!!
... good post Robert
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope so Joanne. Enjoy this nice warm east coast weekend weather! Debating if I should wash my Chevy Equinox. It is normally white but with all of the tree pollen it is sort of off-white. :)
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emerald860 Premium
I think this should be part of all our initial welcoming messages to new members. You can copy/paste this info into your welcome message if you like:

Please take a moment to read the do's and don'ts that exist here at Wealthy Affiliate. You can find them here:
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boomergp08 Premium
I have though about sending it to my referrals on my follow up emails.
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danbarth87 Premium
Awesome. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Dan.
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jason702 Premium
Thank you for this post, the rules and regulations have been very helpful ;-)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JunkieDeb Premium
This is why I enjoy this community. Just straight clean learning and sharing......NO SPAM!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, NO SPAM...Especially the canned food called Spam. LOL
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JunkieDeb Premium
Sadly, I love the Hawaiian dish spam musubi. But that is the only spam I like. ;)
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boomergp08 Premium
Can't say I have had that so I cannot comment, but the Spam I had as a kid growing up YUCK!!!
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kiliwia62 Premium
Late last night I have read the blogs and comments about a certain issue, but was to tired to reply.
Reading Carson's comment is the best and correct answer which I do agree 100% with.
Even though the reason for this issue was non-malicious, certain rules, regulations or just the good old code of ethics have to be accepted.
We can't forget there are thousands of members here at WA and not everyone is in everyone's network. WA is a platform were we learn to create, develop and maintain an online business.
Yes, WA is a great community too where the members will help each other for the same reason when stuck in a certain task, but foremost WA is a business and as such has to be treated, handled and accepted that way.
Being in business with someone (as I am with WA) doesn't mean I can be compassionate towards someone in need who may be struggling business wise or other wise.
But, there is always a fine line which can be crossed then very quickly. When I would have the means and the resources helping someone in need, I may doing this in an only personal matter of conduct.
Well, this is how I see it and I am glad that one concern of this issue could be resolved happily.
All the best
Sylvia
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boomergp08 Premium
Basically Carson's reply was more to the point of what my reply said but because he is part owner he could be more specific...plus he knows more about how the spamming/losing write privileges workings better than I or anyone else does.

But yes, there are WA rules that we all must follow whether the breach is by accident as it was the other day or on purpose as I have seen some ex-members do...which is why they are no longer here.
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donco6 Premium
There's a reason for the rules. It's obvious why, after you've been here a while.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes it is obvious. Many make an honest mistake but then there are some that are just over the top wrong.
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Inspiration1 Premium
Absolutely relevant to all members. We must know about these rules clearly without any ambiguity. Thanks for sharing Robert. This is a great job.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Swadesh. I hope more people take the time to seek these rules out and learn them.
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stn67 Premium
I can only give you the right Robert it should be part of the first lessons. I think a little it also strengthens us in social media.
So we neither approve spam or even send it out to others
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boomergp08 Premium
I would love to see it as part of lesson 1. But until it is, this blog will have to do.
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stn67 Premium
It is not because I have experienced it so far, but I agree that there should be a full clear warning to start with, I also have bookmarked it so I can pass it on if I feel the need for it
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Steen.
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dickw Premium
Hi Robert,
That was well timed. I have seen a number of violations recently. Must have read our minds.
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boomergp08 Premium
After what happened yesterday and members complaints to a problem they didn't understand the reason behind, I had to write this to hopefully help with a solution to the fact that many members for some reason never sought out the rules of the WA community. Now that this blog is named with the common keywords people would use to seek out the "WA Rules", hopefully more will know about them.
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JeanR Premium
Thanks Robert, Bookmarked it..
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jean.
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ATzortzis Premium
Robert you do really help the community all the time.Placing such an important list in visible area.!!...and clearly stating that it was the first thing you did .

Everybody must search and read terms & conditions when joining such networks like WA even if they are not so obvious placed right from the start.When it comes to money....
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boomergp08 Premium
Exactly! I always seek out the TOS, TOU and any other types of agreements and rules when joining any type of network or community. It is the logical thing to do, especially (as you say) when it comes to money.
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boucherda Premium
Robert
A much needed blog - now we have it for keeps - thanks.
Sometimes there is a very fine line between personal achievement(or not!!) and good helpful input.
David
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you David. I hope members seek it out.
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MarionBlack Premium
Very timely Robert. Thanks for posting this. ~Marion
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope it's the last time I have to do this. Next time I'll just share the link.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Thank you Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Hey Robert. I believe the first thing we have to understand when we join Wealthy Affiliates is it is a place of learning, and that we signed up of our own free will without any coercion or upsells from anyone, least of all our Co-Founders, Kyle and Carson.

But with relation to the heart wrenching happenings recently, I realise there's nothing to stop us going outside of WA compound and set-up funds for the individuals through the social medias. I did send some SOS for someone to twitter and facebook, and I believe it works just as well without all the heart burnings.

Blessings for all.....
Shirley
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boomergp08 Premium
There is a time and place for everything.
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Magus Premium
In my opinion it shouldn't need to be searched for. It should be more visible and obvious at all times somewhere on the website with a direct link. Right next to the TOS.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree but it is what it is.
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Kathy331 Premium
Thanks Robert, you've made the rules easy to find. :)
Only the other day I sent a pm to a member who had posted a blog that was against these rules. They were new and didn't know, a quiet friendly reminder and they sorted it out. Now I'll be able to point folks to your post. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Kathy. I'm sure I'll be on Chat with you and you will get that member the link quicker than I will. You always seem to beat me to it. LOL
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Kathy331 Premium
Lol! :)
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Loes Premium
Thanks Robert, I had a warning too, a few months ago, and I went over all my posts and deleted several, who where not quite by the rules, haven't experienced a block so far, and I really try to follow the rules to keep it that way.

I regularly see blogs which are on the edge of spamming :)
You always have to ask yourself, do I "give this community, or do I "take out of this comminity.

Have a nice day Robert!
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Jozeph Premium
I totally agree with You Loes. I'm more careful now about WA rules, it is also a question of respecting WA.
Personally, I do have a tendency of following my heart and passions rather than my head, it has been detrimental at times. ;)
We do have a bunch of close friends here @ WA, something to be Honored and Cherished.
PS, I just noticed your email this Morn, thank You, was very Appreciated
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boomergp08 Premium
I have never been blocked but I have had a couple of blogs removed.

I'm sure many members have experienced the same thing and I know of some who have experienced worse.
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Jozeph Premium
You got me smiling here!!! here, I'm sure you know why!
;))
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Loes Premium
Thanks Joseph, you are welcome:) there are a lot of reasons why we do what we do :)
And I go out of the good intentions of people.
Have a nice day, enjoy! Loes
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Jozeph Premium
Thanks for taking the time Robert, Clear and concise.
It's a great reminder.
As you clearly pointed out, though the intent might be highly honorable, fact remains, Rules are Rules
Have a great day my Friend
Joseph
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Joseph. I just hope members take the time to seek out the rules. Now if someone types Wealthy Affiliate Rules or WA Rules, they can find it.
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sarita72 Premium
Thank you for your blog. Actually I didn't knew that what we write in here could be seen "out there". I thought it was just for us members of WA....
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sara.

Yes, EVERYTHING we write here within WA, except for our profiles, are indexed into Google for the whole world to see.
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sarita72 Premium
wow...I really had no idea! Thank you
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rosieM Premium
I'm glad you wrote this; also have an increase to affiliate ads and 'invites'....Thank you for making the rules easier to find!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rosie. I just hope members are smart enough to seek them out.
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jvranjes Premium
Rules are well known but it is annoying to see how frequently they are ignored. So it is good to point them out from time to time.
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boomergp08 Premium
Now when people type Wealthy Affiliate Rules, it is at the top of the selections. - Mission Accomplished!
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andreagerak Premium
That was needed, thank you Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Andrea.
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