If a link from Satelliteguys is posted, will you leave it up?
Since you asked... I'm going to try and explain something that keeps getting twisted somehow.
If you find information that is valid to a topic being discussed here (or you are starting that topic yourself), you are welcome to post a link. The caveat, and it is ALWAYS a caveat to any link you post... not a special "Satelliteguys rule" as some might interpret... you must post more than just a blind link.
No "go here" and a link... or "Satellite Guys is discussing this" and a link. That is helpful to no one.
For any link you post in any topic, you must give it context... give the forum members a reason why they might click on the link.
Relevant to this topic... say "They are talking over on Satellite Guys about the SEC network and someone there posted a date when the channel is supposed to launch." and then post your link. Easy peasy. More descriptive text is better. Always remember copyright rules... like when we post a link to an article from another Web site and post the first paragraph only (not the entire post from the other site) and then a link.
Respect the copyright of other sites... but post something that gives our members a valid reason to visit the link you are sharing.
I can guarantee you Satellite Guys has this same kind of policy. They do not want people randomly dropping in there and posting "Go to DBSTalk" and then a link. It helps nobody on either forum to make those kinds of posts.
I can't think of a link to Satellite Guys that has ever been removed from this site as long as it follows these guidelines, that apply to ALL posted external links.
Now... having said all that... when you do post a link to any article/thread on another site here... I assume you do so to add to the discussion... and as such, people who follow that link presumably come back here and continue the discussion... which means we would now be talking not only about the topic but about what someone on their site said about that topic. If someone posts a rumor here or posts it there and someone links to it... it is now part of the discussion and some will like the rumor, others will doubt it. It's all fair game for reasonable discussion.