Sheila Wilson wrote:
I'm beginning to see a number of threads across various subject areas that simply give a link to something the poster has written. ... When I get a notification about a new thread, I expect to find a discussion on the subject, not a link to the poster's own material and nothing else.
Would it be better to restrict such threads to a new "Self-promotion" forum rather than having them spread across Business Issues, Translation Theory and Practice, Money Matters, etc?
Yes, I think there is room for such a forum. However, it is likely that you would still receive notifications about them, because they will likely only be moved to that forum after a few readers realise that the thread was posted in the wrong forum.
I would suggest renaming "Translation news" to "Translation news and links", and then use that forum as the forum where posts that consist mainly of just a link to an outside site be moved to.