Just a quick note to advise we have altered our signature links policy at Travelfish. In the past, anyone could add a link to a website in their "signature", which meant it showed up at the base of all their forum posts. Our only requirement was that the site had a link back to us.
The new policy is as follows: Links to non-commercial websites are welcome. So if you're got your own travel blog or information website that you'd like to link to, then that is fine. A link back to Travelfish is NOT required -- though it is always appreciated. Having Google Adsense or any other advertising doesn't make your site commercial in our eyes, but, if you've got more ads than text, we probably won't allow it. If you're not sure, ask.
Links to commercial websites are no longer allowed unless you have cleared the link with us personallyy
In particular, travel agency and hotel websites are not permitted in member signatures and will be removed.
We have made this change mainly because we have seen an increase in travel agencies answering questions on the forum as a means to dish up business and we want to knock the practice on the head. If a travel agent wants to answer questions, they're more than welcome to, but not as a way of selling their products.
If you've a question about this policy, let me know, but the final decision on whether a site link will be allowed is up to the administrator (me!).
It is spam, has been deleted and the poster banned. Thanks for pointing it out. There is another dodgy one in that thread as well which I'll remove when I get home.
Regards your other question, This page is quite old. We just settled on new guidelines which you can see here:
They're far more detailed and I hope clarify why we wouldn't permit the link you supplied, but if more questions, happy to answer.
Hi, would my link be okay?
I'm helping bring in tourists to more remote areas, coordinating with boat operators, and I'm also building my own kitesurfing eco-resort out of bamboo.
Thank you, Karel