New Rule: No business logos

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New Rule: No business logos

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:37 pm

As virtually everyone knows, the TexasCHLforum is a noncommercial forum. We do allow members to occasionally post items for sale and advertise CHL classes (in compliance with Rule 13) and we allow members to post links to their businesses in their signature lines. It is the opinion of the Moderator Corps (with which I agree) that this does not violate the noncommercial nature of the forum.

Recently, we have seen business logos placed in members' signature lines. This is a problem and if this practice continues, the TexasCHLforum is going to look like a page from the Yellow Pages. After discussing this issue, the Moderators agreed that business logos will not be allowed in signatures line, as an avatar, or in the body of a post and new Rule 18 will go into effect on July 1st. If you have a logo in your signature line or as an avatar, please remove it.

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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby jester » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Does this apply to the logo for a member's own business or for any business? For example, is the Glock logo acceptable? What about the logos on the beer bottles in my avatar? If so, I'll comply. I'm just trying to make sure I understand the rule. Thank you.
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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:47 pm

jester wrote:Does this apply to the logo for a member's own business or for any business? For example, is the Glock logo acceptable? What about the logos on the beer bottles in my avatar? If so, I'll comply. I'm just trying to make sure I understand the rule. Thank you.


Your avatar is fine; it's not really advertising a business in the sense we are trying to address. Generic logos like Glock, Colt, Ford, etc. are fine in an avatar, but not in a signature line. The rule is not limited to a member's own business, because we don't want people advertising their brother's business either.

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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby Teamless » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:25 pm

Charles, In my signature, I have "CHL Class In Houston/Galveston - see Tom Estep!"
I am not trying to nit-pick, but do want to be sure I am 100% in compliance to the rules.

Is that now forbidden?

(edited to add: I am not affiliated with Tom at all, he was my instructor and I think he did a tremendous job, is why I have it there)
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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby A-R » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:57 pm

I think (and hope) this only applies to graphic logos in sig lines, correct? I assume that a brief text-only mention of a business is OK?

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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:43 pm

austinrealtor wrote:I think (and hope) this only applies to graphic logos in sig lines, correct? I assume that a brief text-only mention of a business is OK?


Correct. We just don't want to look like a Yellow Pages ad.

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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby TexasTornado » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:00 am

Does this also apply to non-profit/charity organizations?
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Re: New Rule: No business logos

Postby Keith B » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:46 pm

TexasTornado wrote:Does this also apply to non-profit/charity organizations?


Yes. NRA logo's are OK.
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