Please note that this same policy applies to sponsors with one exception: Sponsors starting a thread in the Marketplace are free to promote their product or service as they wish. That is, the Marketplace is a "commercial DMZ" forum. Please note, however, that just like the public forums, sponsors should refrain from offering opinions or critiques of competitive products.Guidelines for productive online discussion wrote:Forum members who have a financial interest in the topic in question should exercise caution before posting. For example, if you or the company you work for sells the product/service being discussed in a thread, you are welcome to correct factual errors, but should avoid posting opinions, product/service offerings, or critiques of competitive products. The same applies when a competitor's product or service is being discussed in a thread, i.e., you should refrain from offering opinions, alternative product/service offerings, or critiques. Moderators reserve the right to edit statements or delete posts that violate this policy.
Any questions or concerns about this policy clarification are welcome.
PS: See What about vendor's friends, insiders, promoters, and influencers? and r/Coffee/promo on Reddit for closely related discussions.