Yes, that was a good pickup by the moderators. There have actually been people who buy SBI! just to gain access and pitch "Internet marketing products" to SBIers.
There are many reasons why these forums work so well, and the "no pitch" rule is one of them. This is a "help and be helped" place, not a "pitch and be pitched" one.
Sig files have become a way that some folks are working a "pitch" into their posts. Just a few people, really, but this is the sort of thing we must nip in the bud, or it simply becomes weeds that overwhelm a beautiful garden.
The forums have long been a "no affiliate link" zone...https://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=10813
But some have started hiding affiliate links inside NPI subdomains or other types of URLs that redirect to an affiliate link, all within a sig file.
Here is the relevant part of the thread above that Jim is talking about is...
5b) Use a short, "no-pitch" sig. You may add a one-line tag under your name (i.e., directly in the actual post), short and sweet. But, if you want a longer sig (multi-line or longer phrases), you must use your Forum Profile to create it. This makes it easier to monitor all signatures and keep them compliant with the following guidelines...https://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=136&p=328#328
which also shows:Links that are NOT allowed elsewhere in the forums (ex. affiliate links, redirect links, promotional links, parked domains, short URLs, etc.) are also not allowed in your sig.
All the best,
P.S. We screen anything related to doing business online -- THAT is all part of keeping SBIers' world "noise-free." For when and how to recommend third party "Net marketing/sales" products, please see...https://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=20500
All the best,