I removed the link, pending further input from zcool.
We have no issues with people providing a supporting link or three toward a topic. Even (in most cases) should it link to a competitors site.
However, this site referenced by zcool has appeared several times in the forum now, without really being particularly "in-context." After visiting the site, I (and others who reviewed it) have a concern that this may be nothing more than a circumvention of our non-advertising policy.
Since that policy has been abused more and more during the course of the summer, we will crack down on it a bit and see if folks would like to play nice.
zcool : If you are not associated with the site and not advertsiing it with our services, I will certainly allow you to publish a testimonial topic to your experience.
However, what you posted so far really didn't seem a sincere, personal experience with a product that you'd like to give a friendly nod toward.
If we're wrong about this, please accept our apologies and we'll allow you to add to this topic, the link and (especially) requested a somewhat more detailed testimony beyond 'This is great! Go now!'. If other members wish to step forward and offer support, we would certainly appreciate hearing from you.
Some members reviews of this product would be considered a valuable addition to our forum resources ... so long as they are genuiune and provide substance.
Our concern is that members post original, direct experience content. That is the reason we maintain this forum.
That is to be distinguished from folks who sign up here with the sole intention of promoting a product, either for themselves or another interest.
If folks think I'm acting a bit harsh, take a moment and consider that the forum will be shut down if it turns into an advertising/SPAM festival ... that is a decision outside my control.
One I am sincerely vested in preventing.
[ P.S. --
I left more than enough information intact (the entire post sans link) so that some educated googling will turn the site up, if someone is serious about locating it. ]