If this was in reference to where something was said about how posts should contain something more useful than just promo codes… I’d have to agree, even as someone with promo codes in the sig.
I get the impression that many new posters here either a) haven’t been here long enough to be helpful, or b) don’t even host here and just signed up as affiliates, thinking that a bunch of me-too replies will be a good source of income.
There do seem to be way to many me-too posts like this lately:
1st reply: Here’s a wiki article that answers your question.
2nd reply: Yes, that article is helpful. You should read it
3rd reply: The wiki can be very handy, as mentioned by the two people that replied before me.
Nothing wrong with promo codes or similar sig items, but this forum is definitely being spammed.
And the incorrect answers & bad advice attached to these promo codes aren’t helpful to anyone.
Luckily, I get the impression that most people use the promo codes of those that actually help them–partially because of the large number that have used my $96 one.
I take those as thank-yous for something I’ve said here. So, using that logic, I also like to think that if someone me-too’s one of my replies, even an OP that will settle for nothing less than $97 will still use mine.
I’d also add that this situation still beats the old days of affiliate links where people would turn their whole reply into a referral link, hoping to over-ride someone else’s cookie… instead of just answering a question.
Save up to $96 at Dreamhost with ALMOST97 promo code (I get $1).
Or save $97 with THEFULL97.