Posting as a long term user here rather than as a Mod and would like users opinions rather than SIFTS or mods. The forums are nowhere near as busy as they used to be, a lot is obviously down to more competition from social networks like facebook, etc. so is it time some of the rules about self promotion were relaxed a little? I needed a local electrician to change a light in my bathroom, went on to our local facebook community page and asked for recommendations. and within minutes recommendations were coming through, 2 or 3 from the electricians themselves, I contacted one and got the job done the next day, it was brilliant and you can see why Google results are nowhere near as valuable as they were. The thing is, if anyone asks for recommendations on UKBF, self promotion is frowned upon. If someone asks about a product I supply, I would feel awkward about replying - that can't be right! Do others feel the self promotion rules should be relaxed a little? Provided people just said things like "we can help with that, get in touch" and didn't write a lot of spiel and links to their sites, should it be OK to mildly self promote in this way when people ask for recommendations? I, as a mod, often delete posts which I don't really want to. The problem being, if I delete some and not other, people naturally say "why can he do it and not me?"