[quote]If you like, I can follow your posts with something like, “In case it isn’t obvious, the hyperlink in Simon’s sig’ goes to pages with non-transparent affiliate links or to pages advertising Simon’s business. If you sign-up for the service after clicking that link, Simon will get a kick-back from DreamHost or money from you. If this is not what you intended, you may want to clear out the cookie or not follow the links. I only mention this because I believe such links should be made much more transparent.”
Does that seem fair to you?[/quote]
First of all, you didn’t answer my question. By avoiding it, I’m going to assume that you do agree with me, and are too embarrassed to admit it.
Secondly, it is infinitely fairer than what you are doing, so be my guest. It will only make you look even more foolish and ridiculous. There is a world of difference between posting affiliate links on my private websites, and posting them in this forum.
If the original poster (or anyone, for that matter), knew the implications of what clicking on one of your links were, I’m confident that they would feel a little bit miffed. I’m sure they would rather that the referral fee was paid to the site that originally suggested they use DreamHost, than to someone who had no involvement in that process.
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