Signature guidelines?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2003
Signature guidelines?
3
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 12:16am

I've been looking for guidelines regarding the content of signatures, but I cannot find any. I am a photographer, and would like to create a signature that links to my site, but I cannot tell whether this would violate the TOS. While it's clear that posting messages simply to pitch your business is out of bounds, I don't know what the rules are for signatures.

Which of these are allowed (or strictly prohibited)?
* Company name
* Logo
* Link to website
* Small pictures
* A message, such as "20% discount for off-season weddings," or "Check out the new site"?

Are there size guidelines?

I apologize if this question has already been asked, but I wasn't able to find it anywhere.

Thank you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 1:25pm

As long as you are not directing members within the body of your post to visit your website, buy your product, etc, and the signature is tasteful there is no concern.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2003
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 2:34pm

No, I would never use the boards just to pitch people. I've found them personally very helpful many times and I would never abuse them like that.

Thanks for the info!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 2:40pm
I didn't think so, but had to add that little disclaimer.