Policy regarding advertising in the Tableau Community

Version 4

    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.
    • If someone else marks your content as correct or helpful and these submissions of helpful/correct are identified as being from real people not associated with you or your service. These post provide a solution/resolution to the question posed.  Then Your content MAY not be marked automatically as spam 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 community@tableau.com to discuss/ask before submitting your post. .