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BBQchef33
08-12-2008, 02:46 PM
Folks...in the past few weeks, several sigs have been pointed out to us(me and the mods) that have links to other sites in them that do not conform to our guidelines (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14685). We have a few rules regarding linking offsite in your sigs.
We do this simply for one reason. That link will appear in EVERY POST you make, so we require a few things in return.

1 - No commercial sites that is NOT your own.

2 - No forums, regardless of who owns it. So if the site has a forum, sorry, no ticky. Theres many reasons for it, but the bottom line is we dont want to be a portal.

3 - ALL SITES linked to in signatures from here, must have a reciprocal link on the landing page that your link points to. That means if your going to link there from here, you MUST have a link back to here. Its only fair. If we are willing to display your link in EVERY POST you make, its not to much to ask for a link back here. The return link should be easily located and NOT buried in a corner somewhere.

if anyone wants to use a graphic to hotlink, just right click my avatar and copy that.

We have been real lenient in the past, but since we had a few issues pointed out, I just did a few spot checks and the 7 of 10 links I went to did NOT have a reciprocal link.

So, heres the deal. A friendly reminder.

If your linking to your website from here, please ensure your linking back. The return link should be on the landing page of the link you display in the signature and not buried in small text somewhere. Again, we are displaying your link on EVERY ONE OF YOUR POSTS. Be fair, and have the link back here where it can be seen.

If you can not, or dont want to link back, then remove the link from your signature. No hard feelings.

We will be randomly checking links. If we discover one that does not have the reciprocal link, we will remove it from your signature(as stated in our rules document). If it returns prior to the reciprocal link being put in, your signature then gets shut off completely.

Sorry to be hard nosed about it, but we must enforce our guidelines or we will become one big ad space.

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2008, 02:54 PM
Does Youtube count? My brethren banner is in some of the videos .

Sledneck
08-12-2008, 03:11 PM
Amen!!

jpw23
08-12-2008, 03:54 PM
I had to go and check.......we're good! I think......tell me if we're not.

Arlin_MacRae
08-12-2008, 04:06 PM
Does Youtube count? My brethren banner is in some of the videos.


You're OK, SIDE!

motoeric
08-12-2008, 04:27 PM
My site has a tab to click on for 'BBQ Links' and the Brethren is one of the 5 (or so) that is listed. Is that cool?

Eric

Ron_L
08-12-2008, 04:39 PM
I had to go and check.......we're good! I think......tell me if we're not.

My site has a tab to click on for 'BBQ Links' and the Brethren is one of the 5 (or so) that is listed. Is that cool?

Eric

I'd say that you are both OK. Link-wise a least :-D

HoDeDo
08-12-2008, 08:08 PM
You are on our links page also :) Let me know if you didnt see it for some reason!

willkat98
08-12-2008, 09:26 PM
I know the rules change over time,

and I have never been known as someone who wants to "rock the boat",

but does this homepage linking also apply to Profiles?

If you click on my username, you can go to "Visit willkat98's homepage", which

will take you to www.kraft.com (http://www.kraft.com)

This is because I want people to have a recipe resource for "authentic Texas chili", with beans of course.

Does this break a rule?

Bbq Bubba
08-12-2008, 09:45 PM
Our link shows the Brethren link first, let me know if it's not showing!

Thanks Phil for even allowing us to post links in our sig lines!!

backyardchef
08-13-2008, 05:53 AM
Mine has a link and the brethren logo....as well as a link to the collected wit, wisdom and original Willkat Frito Pie recipe.....it works great w/ the kraft chili recipe.

BBQchef33
08-13-2008, 08:43 AM
most every blog i looked at was fine.. they were mostly commercial sites that did not.

No need to report in guys(unless u want to).... I'm just pointing out some things that may have been overlooked.

also a few of you sent me notes that u had links to sites of interest, where your not selling or advertising anything.. such as you favorite music site, or the Barry Gibb fan club, or non BBQ thingy site.. Since we are looking at this from the 'advertising' perspective, I didnt even look thru those.. for now we are not to concerned about that as long as it doesnt get out of hand.

Sledneck
08-13-2008, 09:20 AM
Those who do have show commercial sites should at least have the decency to pay the gold star subscription or should be required to. It is advertising and they are profiting... Later

smokincracker
08-13-2008, 12:15 PM
From my site
Will this work???



BBQ links I like

http://www.flbbq.org/

http://www.barbecuenews.com/

http://www.bandera-brethren.com/

http://www.spicewineironworks.com



http://www.homebbq.com/

http://www.thesmokering.com/

http://www.thebbqguru.com/

http://www.kcbs.us/

parrothead
08-13-2008, 12:35 PM
From my site
Will this work???



BBQ links I like

http://www.flbbq.org/

http://www.barbecuenews.com/

http://www.bandera-brethren.com/

http://www.spicewineironworks.com



http://www.homebbq.com/

http://www.thesmokering.com/

http://www.thebbqguru.com/

http://www.kcbs.us/
Looks good to me except for the one that I edited out and sent you a PM about.

smokincracker
08-13-2008, 02:39 PM
Looks good to me except for the one that I edited out and sent you a PM about.


got it thanks

ThomEmery
08-13-2008, 02:48 PM
I have had the CBBQA in mine
My signature there has the Brethren address in it

ique
08-25-2008, 10:51 AM
I've added a link back on my blog... sorry bout that

Smokin Turkey
08-25-2008, 04:36 PM
Took mine out until I can get to fixing it on my website end. Thanks!

Smokin Turkey
08-25-2008, 05:04 PM
Mine is back up and its reciprocating on my webpage under BBQ Novelties.

Smokinrubcom
09-08-2008, 12:25 PM
Fixed mine as well. Thanks

Mike

butts
09-10-2008, 06:54 PM
I have a link. Please let me know if there is a problem. Thanks

Marsha
09-24-2008, 01:39 PM
I just saw this and added the BBQ Brethren link to my web site. :D

hoverlover
10-19-2008, 05:56 PM
Just added mine too.

huckjr
11-04-2008, 10:43 AM
I just became a contibutor to a blog and I added your link to it and added my signature to yours.

Uncle B
11-20-2008, 10:39 PM
This may sound silly but I am kinda pc Illiterate. How do you add your signature?

BBQchef33
11-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Its in your userCP (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/usercp.php)(left side of the menu bar) under edit signatures.

Rolling Smoke
12-08-2008, 07:36 AM
Just took care of both of mine

backporchbbq
12-08-2008, 04:33 PM
I think I am good. Let me know if I am not.

ThomEmery
12-27-2008, 08:25 PM
My new site links back here

Pitbull
01-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Thom, that's a do loop.

getyourrubonbbq
03-04-2009, 06:37 PM
I tried to edit/add my signature and it said I could only use one line. What am I missing here? any help would be appreciated.

FOM
03-20-2009, 12:34 PM
I cannot get your logo right for what I am trying to do, can you send me one?
http://fomsportfishing.com/links2.php
Thanks

musicmanryann
03-22-2009, 01:25 PM
I would have already added a bbq-brethren link to my website, but I wasn't sure if I needed permission first, and hadn't got around to asking. Obviously this thread has answered my question and it is now linked up.

I would like to add the logo if possible to give the link a little more bling. Can someone please let me know if this is possible? Thanks!

BBQchef33
03-24-2009, 10:19 AM
I would have already added a bbq-brethren link to my website, but I wasn't sure if I needed permission first, and hadn't got around to asking. Obviously this thread has answered my question and it is now linked up.

I would like to add the logo if possible to give the link a little more bling. Can someone please let me know if this is possible? Thanks!


right click my avatar, choose 'save image as' and save it on your computer. then load it on your webpage.

u can also use the one at the top of the forum(but will probably need to crop it)

n-2-que
03-24-2009, 04:18 PM
My www.n2que.com and n2que.com/blog both have links to the 2nd best place on the net my site is #1 :P

silverwolf636
05-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Mine just takes you to my photobucket page. It has a lot of pics of my smokers and the foods that I have smoked. It also has pics of family, just a little more info about myself so the gang here can get to know me a little better.
Is this ok???