Today, for some reason, several new users on Cyburbia tried to promote planning-related IT products in this subforum.

A reminder of our rules regarding spam:

2.9 Advertising and spam
Job postings may be posted in the Job Board subforum. RFQs, conference and seminar announcements, calls for papers, and other planning-related announcements may be posted in the Announcements subforum.

Otherwise, advertising is not permitted. This includes:
•  Spam and general advertisements.
•  Guerilla marketing, stealth marketing, and astroturfing.
•  Black hat search engine optimization (SEO), including link spam, profile spam, hidden text, and SEO contest keywords.
•  Chain letters and pyramid schemes.
•  Personal ads.
•  Other messages and solicitations primarily intended to promote a cause, venture, organization, event (except Cyburbia and other planning and urbanism-related events), or Web site not directly related to planning, or other entity or activity, whether or not money is involved.

Users posting inappropriate advertising will be banned.
New users promoting commercial GIS, development and permit tracking, and other IT products will be banned immediately, and their posts removed. We ask that those wanting to advertise products on Cyburbia pay for the privilege, as they would pay to advertise on other planning and GIS-related Web sites.

Of the several posts promoting various planning-related IT products today, we kept one of them. That post was a response to a recently started thread, it was relevant and on-topic, and the product is free.