Quote:Many people have gotten emails from me lately asking them to advertise their parts/vehicles for sale in the JBO classified ads rather than in the forums. This includes references to parts for sale in signatures as well as in the title and body of your post. This is (and actually always has been) a standard rule of the forums. This will not be changing under the new structure, whether you are a Business, Premium, or Standard member. "For Sale" posts will be immediately deleted.
10. Personal "For Sale" posts are NOT allowed. Private ads may be posted in the classifieds.
Quote:This information from the JBO rules page again makes reference to Business Memberships which are not currently avaialble. What is being done in the mean time is to enforce the rules as they were before the concept of Business Membership was in place which is as follows: Limited advertising may be done by Premium Members ONLY. By limited, we basically mean that we don't want the JBO forums to turn into a full color catalog for your company. Company links/graphics in your signature (assuming the sig meets all the normal sig criteria), product announcements, GP surveys and sale announcements are all ok.
9. Advertising in the forums is prohibited. For advertising information please click here. Approved advertisers may post sale ads as outlined in their agreement. Abuse of this policy WILL result in a ban.
Advertising by non-business level members is STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the forums. Business members are those that are identified separately from 'members' and 'premium members' and are clearly labeled in their profile. Prohibited advertising includes forum posts and text/graphics/links in the signature area of posts.
Posts announcing NEW products is welcome. If a new product is NOT made by your company, you may only announce it's availability, you may not post sale details unless you are a business member.
Businesses have two options to sell their products to j-body.org members -
1. Use your own web site
2. Pay for advertising
Dave wrote:Keep watching for Business Memberships, as they will be avaialble soon. As Dave said above, the business membership is something totally separate from your Premium Membership. This means that those of you that will have to "go premium" to continue advertising will be losing nothing by doing so. Business Membership is merely an extension of your Premium status to identify you as a business and give you advertising rights, group purchases and the like.
A little about business memberships - first off, the term "membership" is a bit misleading. It is not a site membership at all. The business listing is completely separate from the site membership - however one or more members can be associated with a business - at least one must be, as an admin. There will be several levels of businesses. They will include advertising, group purchases, and a whole lot more to be announced soon. Additionally, they would include automatic premium membership for the admin (perhaps not the most basic one though, that is to be decided) and can include more memberships, for those businesses that have other partners/employees/etc on this site.
This includes references to parts for sale in signatures as well as in the title and body of your post. This is (and actually always has been) a standard rule of the forums./font]
ALSO...it's been brought to my attention that Dave has, in the past, allowed personal for sale posts in the regional forums. He also intends to continue to do so. This will be good for people selling body kits, wheels, etc, that would be tough to ship and that sorta thing....much easier to have someone local find out about it and come pick it up. My apologies to any of you that had personal ads there that I deleted...I just didn't know about that exception. Feel free to re-post your items there, or in the classifieds.
Keeper of the Light™ wrote:
SWM seeking SWF for kinky bondage session using warm monkey leather and red-rope lico....wait a minute...no personal ads...right
LMAO... Nice! Technically, that could be business too.
J-body Magazine wrote:
I'd be interested in this business thing depending on the cost of it.