I have recently been called the Spam / Rules Police.

1 Member who has been here for over 4 years, when I asked him to take down his clickable website link within his post (Major Violation) (website names aren't even allowed much less clickable outside links) told me

"I'm good bro, thank you for spamming my posts"

It is all of our responsibility to not only follow the rules but also to let others know when they aren't following the rules.

Send a private message first and see if the member will listen especially if it is a new member who may not be aware of his or her violation.

Your Write privileges can be revoked, this post is in violation of the Wealthy Affiliate Rules established by Kyle and Carson by having your website name included.If you value your WA membership and don't want to jeopardize your hard work then I suggest that you follow their rules.If everyone breaks the rules and gets away with breaking the rules then the WA community wouldn't be the Safe Haven that it is and there would be chaos.

Please read and reread the rules & if not sure then ask Kyle, Carson or Jay aka Magistudios.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co... = Spam is a No No blog by Kyle!

Spam or blatant promotions are not allowed within Wealthy Affiliate. If your intended purpose of being here and to engage is solely based on your underlying promotions, please refrain from doing this.The reason we are firm on our stance on self promotion here at Wealthy Affiliate is we are and want to continue to be a safe haven for people. One that is free of all promotions and focuses on people helping each other! :)If you want to offer help or training or tell a story, do so within the mediums provided here (create training, create a blog post, engage within comments or chat with others).Here are the rules for spam within WA. If you go against any of these, you may lose all posting privileges within WA and depending or may be completely removed from WA without the ability to ever join again (yes, we do take this stuff seriously).

  1. No unsolicited messages promoting products, services, or outside communication to be sent through private messaging. This will lead to immediate removal of your ability to post anywhere within WA.
  2. No copied content allowed to be posted here at Wealthy Affiliate. This content will be immediately removed and you will lose posting privileges.
  3. Do not copy content from WA and post it somewhere else on the Internet. This includes copying your own blog content and putting it on your website.
  4. No promotions with comments or chat. Although these may seem like subtle ways to promote, if you are caught doing this, you will likely lose privileges. If a link is posted out of an act to help someone, not sell something, that is OK.
  5. No training should be focused around a promotion of a product or service or give half information. If it does, then it will be immediately removed from the training at WA and you may lose all privileges to post training in the future.
  6. No blog or forum posts that are created for the pure purpose of promoting a product. This does include product reviews. Rants are OK.
  7. No adding affiliate links to any blog, training, discussion or private message
  8. Do not anything that is "niche" specific. If you have a dieting website or a website that offers people recipes, these types of posts should be reserved for your own website and not within Wealthy Affiliate.
  9. Do not post content where your readers are required to go to an external website to "read more". All of the content must be self contained within the post itself.
  10. No soliciting phone numbers or asking people to call you
  11. Asking for personal contact information
  12. Any in appropriate content (adult content, website URL's or related images)
  13. Soliciting communication outside of the Wealthy Affiliate platform
  14. Using incorrect or misleading headlines within your discussions or blog posts
  15. No faith or religion based posts
  16. No signatures at the end of your posts (posting your website URL, image, etc)
  17. No politically driven posts
  18. Promoting ANY product whatsoever
  19. Anything else that you are knowingly doing in attempt to sell something.
  20. We do not allow any form of fundraising or charity including that campaigning for members here within WA. Please keep all fundraising campaigns external of WA.
  21. No "click bait" titles. The title of your post must represent the content you write. Do not create titles that are confusing and that have the purpose of attracting the most clicks as possible.

We are all here with the ultimate goal of success, if you try some "sneaky sneak" spam attempts within WA, you will be caught and you may be in for an "account explosion"! We are flexible on every other aspect of WA other than spam. No exceptions. Just don't do it!

We truly are a community of help and if you see any form of spam going on, please do let us know and we will handle accordingly. :)

I have written this post so that Friends here at WA are kept safe and in the hopes that all are held to the same rules.

All of us should be held to the same rules no matter what our "Rank" and/or time at WA, being a Super Affiliate etc.... Do you agree or should some have different rules?

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ChrisShouse Premium
Thanks Tony :)
heljam404A Premium
Good post Tony!.................ain't mad at ya
akollor123 Premium
I concur! Thank you for sharing this vital information. How do you become Super Affiliate or should say what is Super Affiliate?
MeganW Premium
It should be one rule for all. I do not like rules for certain people! I didn't realise that was a rule until someone told me and I have since stopped that practice. I have, however, been a bit scared to tell others off in case I get abused.
TonyHamilton Premium Plus
Yes Megan,

it is intimidating but shouldn't be.

The rules should actually be followed and some breaking of the rules is obvious and blatant.

We all have the right and also the responsibility as a community to keep it safe here for all. Especially we as Ambassadors and those of us who have been here plenty long enough to know the rules.

Thank You Megan,

Anthonyhu Premium
Thanks for reminder. Sometime I included the link so that people don't need spending time to looking for the potential information. But you are right, we should hold to the rule.
TonyHamilton Premium Plus
See Rule #9 above Anthony :)