It's just being on-topic for the area you're posting in, guys. It's not exactly an opppressive policy. It's not that there aren't areas to discuss these things. There ARE.
If you'd like to continue discussion of this topic, do it here.
If you need an account, you will need a paid email address. If you have internet access, then the service providing you that internet access is also providing you an email address. Use that one. Yes, there is a reason we do not accept free email accounts on the boards.
We're trying to shape the journal area to provide a very specific and concentrated value for the members by keeping it focused. The other types of posting aren't "closed" or "banned" or "censored", they just plain belong in other areas of this community.
At some point, we're going to need to start trimming out journal posts that don't fit the purpose of the area, and members who repeatedly use it for other purposes will probably be the first to lose posts.
This is going to apply to buy/sell postings and "promoting" various things. It's just not on-topic here.
And neither is this discussion. Take it to the boards please.
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