14. No Advertising Other Sites - This will be dealt with strictly. Posting links to a website with the aim of increasing its traffic is an infractable offense. Linking to personal websites that will make monetary gains from the clicks are also banned.
I posted a link to a metrocast promotional deal in a thread and got a warning or told about advertising. Here is my question.

So, if say a member finds a good deal on video games or a video game system. That member posts a link to gamestop or a gaming company running a promotional deal. Or it could be someone finds a good deal on video games on amazon and ebay and posts a link.

Can someone tell me what is the difference between that scenario and what I did? I'm just confused.

I'm not arguing against it.