Clarification of the rules here guys.
No unauthorized commercial use of ThumperTalk. Members must not use the discussion forums and/or private messaging as a vehicle to promote or advertise the products or services of any business that they are directly or indirectly associated with.
As in you can not promote a "for profit" business on ThumperTalk unless you are a sponsor. Sponsors fund and pay for this site, and others may not take advantage of TT and get for free what the sponsors must pay for. This protects the companies that invest their dollars in keeping TT alive.
No posting for sale ads outside the classified system.
As in you can not sell items in the forums, or post links to your own ebay auctions in the forums. The idea here is people come to TT to search for information.
If you want to know if an FMF
pipe will work good on your WR 450, and you search the WR450 forum for FMF.
You as a member want to see relevant discussions about how that exhaust
performs. You DON'T want to see 500 search results filled with "FMF pipe for sale".
For sale ads clutter up the forums, and make it hard for users to find the information they actually need.
We have free classified system for exactly this reason.
However, you CAN post links to things you find on ebay that are not your own in order to help other members.
For example, someone posts on the site about needed a good place to buy a new seat. You happen to know there's a guy on ebay that sells seats. You are more than welcome to post a link to that item on ebay just so long as it is NOT your ebay ad.
The general idea here guys, is not to prohibit ebay links. It's to prohibit spamming, and to keep the forums on topic and relevant.
You don't like your email inbox filled with 500 spam messages for every 1 real email message. If we didn't have these rules, the forums would be exactly like that. 500 posts of spam, and people selling stuff for every 1 good post of technical information.