John, David, and others:Gear Swap
John isn't being singled out, I hope it's not coming across that way. We are clamping down a bit due to some recent abuses, that was no fault of John's.
Bottom line is this: if you post a link, provide some value with it. Don't use it as a troll / signature to drive traffic to your site. This is a very common internet tactic in forums. You may not be intentionally doing this, but we can't read your intentions behind the computer, hence the conservative policy, to keep the forums as commercial free as possible.
Further, if you are going to advance claims about one of your products, please back it up with more info.
Commercial posts are ok at BPL under certain circumstances, but they have their places, and won't be moderated (within reason) if you post links here:
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John's new to our forums, he's a cottage manufacturer that offers something to contribute to our community, let's cut him some slack as he makes his way around.