Personally I do not see such a problem with this sort of mail, and we have had people “advertising stuff” in a similar way in the past so I’m not sure that there should be any problem or why it was deleted.
I see. I attached a link to the zigbee2mqtt forum. The reason for this is, I have some positive feedback there.
I thought this was necessary because as a new user in this forum it’s hard to be trusted. And the posts in that link should show people that there are already some users who are happy with there device.
Someone flagged it as spam so I removed it.
And since you posted for the sole purpose of selling, this in fact is spam, no matter if it’s useful to readers or not. But as @chris doesn’t mind I’ll restore it.
I think that you really should also make your own mind up if it’s spam and not just rely on someone else. Certainly if I remove any spam I always check for myself
I should add that I’m not the only one making rules here, so other maintainers/moderators may also disagree. My point though is there are many other instances of this sort of thing that we have allowed, and personally I think so long as it’s not a hard sell, it helps users understand what options are out there which is a good thing (IMHO).
I’m not sure to be honest - if you can edit it (which I assume you can), then feel free
I wasn’t the moderator who took the action. I’d have to see the nature of the original post but I agree with Chris, so long as things don’t get out of hand I see no problem with the kind of post described.
I try to be a tolerant as possible to posts. If someone bothered to actually write out a post and provided context, and it’s relevant to openHAB or home automation I tend to let it go. On at least one occasion I did send a PM to a user who was posting about their third party open source project on a bunch of topics without explaining how it solves that problem in that thread and that problem stopped.
I’m not sure we have hard and fast rules. But I’ll throw my vote in with yours. I think the post is pretty benign. And it is in the appropriate category.