DirtyGrout: Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning Resource FAQ

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Forum Advertising Guidelines for Manufacturers/Distributors

Below are the rules of advertising on the DirtyGrout Board.

You are not allowed to advertise on this site unless you pay for a banner ad. If you are interested in purchasing a banner ad, please contact us for more info.

If you purchase a banner ad, you still must abide by the rules below and no exceptions or favors will be given.

* Participants may not post any messages that are commercial by nature.
* Participants may not include a hyperlink in their signature to their website to sell products/services/classes/etc.
* Participants may not publish or discuss any information regarding their product or services, or future (possible) products or services, or any product or services they are, or have been, associated with. This includes, but not limited to suggesting your own services, or services of partners, clients, employers or friends.
* Participants may not post any message that directs others to any pages at their own commercial web site, including informational pages.
* Participants may not direct others to contact them regarding their product or services or future (possible) products or services, or any product or services they are, or have been, associated with.
* Participants may not solicit the membership for feedback or suggestions on their product or services.
* Participants may not solicit users for any project or purpose external to the forum; public, private, or commercial. Most importantly our member base is not a resource to be "mined" by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or not for profit. Further; If you SPAM our members in any manner, your account will be disabled.
* Participants may only discuss details about their company and/or product offerings when the thread starter or poster has made direct reference to their company and stated something untrue or misleading, or something which clearly needs clarifying. The response must be in direct reference to the point discussed only and contain no added promotional information and/or fluff. It is advisable when in the above scenario to contact us first.
* Exception: These rules do not apply to local cleaning professionals wishing to discuss their businesses, use their business name as their username, or link to their own companies websites. The key is that you must not be selling products or services to cleaning professionals.
* Exception: Users may link to commercial or informational sites as long as you have no vested interest in doing so. Example, someone posts a link to a new tool that they are using or to a leads service they have had success with. We are trying to stop SELF PROMOTION and not valid discussions. We reserve the right to delete any message that we are unsure of its intentions.

Failure to follow these rules will result in being banned from this site without warning.

vBulletin CMS

The vBulletin CMS allows you and your users to create, edit and publish articles directly to your site. It combines a simple to use content manager with a unique organizational system that lets you control the smallest detail of the site from the number of sections, to the overall layout, to the placement of widgets and displays on each page.

Posting Rules

We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise any products, services, websites or mailing lists. If you think it is something that will help members, and you have no personal involvement, or don't stand to gain anything from the site, you will be allowed. If you have any questions on whether you may post something or not, please contact John or Cary at dirtygrout@yahoo.com. You will be banned for unauthorized advertising. You are allowed to add a text link to your website in your signature but banner ads and images in your links for a product, manufacturer or rep are not allowed. Please refrain from starting new posts about your product or website. You may answer direct questions in a thread about your product/service/etc only. If we feel you are constantly pushing the envelope, you will be banned. Please respect our board and keep it professional.

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