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[Announcement] Changes to the paid theme policy (25-JULY-2015)

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Guidelines Regarding Paid Theme Links

We are a development site foremost. Therefore, advertising without sharing is not allowed. The ethos are, that you share your work for free and, if you wish, you can have a link to the equivalent paid version. This way people can support your work.

If you want to post links to paid themes then you must ensure you meet the following requirements:
  • The free version must be the only theme featured in the thread and any screenshots must be of the free theme. Links to paid themes must be discreetly posted at the end of the post.
  • The free version must not be a demo, trial or crippled version. It must be equivalent to the paid version, meaning it can be a different color or have slightly less themed icons, but not a significant amount. Equivalent meaning of equal value.
  • The free version can be an attachment, Play link or download link, but if it's a link then it must comply with the forum rules (no off-site registration and no pay-per-click links). Any links that do not comply will be removed without warning, along with the paid link.
  • The paid link must be in the thread, not your signature. You can post links in your signature, but they must link to the thread that has the free link. Again, these will be removed without notice if they do not comply.
  • If you have many variations of the paid version you can only link one and state "Other variations available on my Google Play page".


If anyone has any questions about the above then feel free to ask any of the moderators for this forum, the list of which can be found above the threads in the forum itself.

Happy theming :)

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    Guidelines Regarding Paid Theme Links

    We are a development site foremost. Therefore, advertising without sharing is not allowed. The ethos are, that you share your work for free and, if you wish, you can have a link to the equivalent paid version. This way people can support your work.

    If you want to post links to paid themes then you must ensure you meet the following requirements:
    • The free version must be the only theme featured in the thread and any screenshots must be of the free theme. Links to paid themes must be discreetly posted at the end of the post.
    • The free version must not be a demo, trial or crippled version. It must be equivalent to the paid version, meaning it can be a different color or have slightly less themed icons, but not a significant amount. Equivalent meaning of equal value.
    • The free version can be an attachment, Play link or download link, but if it's a link then it must comply with the forum rules (no off-site registration and no pay-per-click links). Any links that do not comply will be removed without warning, along with the paid link.
    • The paid link must be in the thread, not your signature. You can post links in your signature, but they must link to the thread that has the free link. Again, these will be removed without notice if they do not comply.
    • If you have many variations of the paid version you can only link one and state "Other variations available on my Google Play page".


    If anyone has any questions about the above then feel free to ask any of the moderators for this forum, the list of which can be found above the threads in the forum itself.

    Happy theming :)

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    To all themers....

    Please read the updated version of the guidelines. This is basically the same guidelines that you had in the past. However, it has been updated to provide more clarification on what is and what is not allowed.