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.
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.
Any questions or concerns about this policy clarification are welcome.