I decided to make this thread after discussion that went on in the G&T play-asia 20% off sale
as far as I understand it, the rule preventing referal links is there to protect the forum from spam posts/threads, but I think that it would be beneficial to allow people to post referal links as long as they meet these conditions -
1. It is relavent to the thread
2. It is actually useful (ie not just "you can preorder this game at rrp here")
3. The poster stats that it is a referal link
4. A non-referal alternative link is provided
I know that alot of people here have helped me out in the past by finding bargains and posting them, or finding an obscure retailer that has something in stock that I have been unable to find, and I am more than happy to reward them with comission.
I also think that there are plenty of other successful ways of policing spam threads/posts that just preventing everyone from posting referals.
I guess this is a request that the rule be reviewed, although Captain K has allready said there is no chance of the rule changing, it's still a discussion I would like to have.