On occasion, we have a user that comes to the community forums and shares content related to a service or offering for a product. Here is how we determine if these posts are allowed or are marked for abuse and removed.
What constitutes spam?
A link to a product or service offering that relates to Tableau is not automatically removed but it likely will be:
- If your contribution to the community consists mostly of submitting links to a site(s) that you own or otherwise benefit from in some way, and additionally if you do not participate in discussion, or reply to peoples' questions, then you are identified as a spammer. If over 10% of your submissions and conversation are your own site/content/affiliate links, you're almost certainly a spammer.
- If people historically report your content as 'abuse', and you resubmit them anyway, they are spam posts.
- Your content MAY not be marked automatically as spam if someone else marks your content as Correct or Helpful and these submissions of Correct/Helpful are identified as being from real people not associated with you or your service. This is because your content provides a solution/resolution to the question posed. However, it will be up to the interpretation of the moderation team to make a final determination.
To play it safe, write to the moderators of the community at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss/ask before submitting your post.