I understand most people here are here to learn from one another and also promote their own site. It's why I; myself joined. But I always believed there was some "Link exchange etiquette" when you join another community or attempt some link exchange. My personal ideal of link exchange is for someone to join another person's site and have a small signature or maybe list their link in their profile as their homepage (preferred). Then continue to be an active member of that community and hope maybe someone else will notice your small link and join your community. It's a fair system and helps communities grow and network, without spamming. Recently I had someone do the following... Added a large banner (bigger then here) in his signature Added 5 others very large & bold text links in his signature Changed his user title to his site change his location to his site changed his homepage to his site posted a link to his site on his profile change his user status to his site posted about his site in other threads To me this is clear spam. But I thought I would get a few opinions and ask you all, what are your thoughts about this?