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Link in a game message?

Postby DirtyHarry » 14 Jul 2017, 02:57

When communicating with allies, am I allowed to put a link to a strategy article in a message?
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby Fatmo » 14 Jul 2017, 03:02

You mean just copying and pasting the address of an article?

As far as I know, that's fine.
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby DirtyHarry » 14 Jul 2017, 03:06

Yes - that's exactly what I mean.

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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby WHSeward » 14 Jul 2017, 03:29

Yup, no prohibition to that. Done it a few times myself.
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby gareth66 » 14 Jul 2017, 18:12

Not a link to any discussion in our own forum though.
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby Fatmo » 14 Jul 2017, 21:19

gareth66 wrote:Not a link to any discussion in our own forum though.


Oh, that's interesting. I must admit I've never posted a link to an article on this site or any other, but I probably wouldn't have thought twice about linking to some random strategy thread here if I thought there was something good there.

Why the distinction? I guess I can see it making sense from the angle that since this is an active forum, one could try to influence the opinion of your ally by making additional posts to the thread. Is it something along those lines? Separation of powers (game and forum) and all that?
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby WHSeward » 14 Jul 2017, 22:17

The site rules state you can't use the Forum to influence a game. Granted, linking to an old strategy thread written by someone else probably would be within the spirit of the rules. Linking to active threads or player's AARs or posts would definitely be over the line. I'm sure there is grey area too. Stay far away from the line by not linking to our Forum.
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby Shyvve » 14 Jul 2017, 22:26

DirtyHarry wrote:When communicating with allies, am I allowed to put a link to a strategy article in a message?


DirtyHarry, No!...You're good enough already and are simply not allowed to read any strategy articles whatsoever!
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Re: Link in a game message?

Postby DirtyHarry » 16 Jul 2017, 01:48

Shyvve, I know, right? But sometimes it's easier to convince others to buy into a particular strategy if it was written by some "expert".

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