So if you look at this user's current two answers, you'll see links posted back to the site in her profile (which I can safely assume is a for-profit motivation).

I find it a little lame because a large portion of fitness-experienced people probably have connections to some financial interest and are not peddling it on here via their answers.

  • Can I start linking to personal trainer's websites I know that I get a kickback from?
  • Can I start linking to supplement products that I'm financially vested in?

I'd much rather have a super high wall between commercial interests and the content on here. Related q/a here.

  • The user (Reda) just went and did a bunch more of the same.
    – Eric
    Nov 17, 2014 at 17:38
  • I did nothing Eric i have just to share my opinion as a MMA and Fitness Coach, that's all, if you have any problem there , you can tell my by message!
    – user12170
    Nov 17, 2014 at 18:06
  • I'm not a moderator, it's their decision. I feel that if everyone acted like you did (posting links back to sources they are financially involved in) this place would be a mess of referral links and self serving interests.
    – Eric
    Nov 17, 2014 at 18:10
  • I'm not what do you think, as i told you, i'm sharing my knowledge to help some people here, not to make money! i have some messages as thanks for my suggestion and for my solutions too, i'm here to help, not here for what do you think!
    – user12170
    Nov 17, 2014 at 18:14
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    fitness.stackexchange.com/help/promotion - Maybe you should read through that.
    – JohnP Mod
    Nov 17, 2014 at 20:01

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Anything linked back needs to be:

  • Pertinent to the specific question/answer
  • Make sense in the context of the linked text (in this case it seems to be random general words like "fitness" linked back to a general site)
  • Summarized in the answer. The link is supplementary material.

Do please review https://fitness.stackexchange.com/help/promotion

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