I just wanted to give folks a friendly head's up since this is the second time in the last several months that long-time community members have been solicited to post sponsored content on the site.
GWJ is essentially an online co-op space that is ad-free by design. We do not accept paid postings for this site. We do not take money for ads or sponsored articles.
Many of you flag coffee grinder posts that are fake comments with links to product sites so we can delete those posts and zap the accounts (thank you so, so much! It's truly appreciated, please continue). We ignore/decline dozens of daily solicitations that roll through the gamerswithjobs.com email addresses for the same reason. Even if we don't reply or acknowledge, we do see them.
It might be possible that community members are being mistaken for site admins, and these solicitations are a simple error. However, if someone has reached out to you with an offer to pay you to put threads, articles, or other content on gamerswithjobs.com as a user, please feel free to forward it to me (amanda at gamerswithjobs.com), and I can respond to it directly. You can also politely invite them to leave you alone.
If you are a known and established forum member and start posting paid links and adverts on our site, it's likely your fellow gwjers will flag your post out of concern that your account was hacked. It's just as likely that we'll remove the posts, lock your account, figure out what occurred, and get it back to you. If it turns out you've been accepting money to create posts, your account will remain locked.
If someone has been soliciting you, there's a decent chance they've already tried reaching out to us. If you're willing to share anything you've been solicited for, we'd appreciate hearing about it so we can keep track. This would also help us share our experiences with other communities so they can be on their guard or get an idea of what's going on if they're experiencing something similar.
All the love and thanks as always!