We've decided to implement a new rule regarding advertising. We've talked it over and we've decided that a lot of things that are advertised as "Free" are not technically free. We want to keep this true to it's word. When something is said to be free, it is supposed to be free. You should not have to make a payment with anything. Whether it's rep, registrations or vouches.
We will now require people to stick to the root of that term. When you say something is free, that means you are not forcing registrations to your site on people. You are not forcing people to give a vouch. You are not forcing people to give you rep, etc.
Free means free. All you should have on it is either the DIRECT download link, or the link to the material (Meaning either link to the download host or link to the freebie page). However, this rule does not apply to freebie contests requiring those to pick a number etc. Those are contests. If you make your program have all sorts of overlays telling them that its the free version and they need to upgrade and stuff, that is fine. Because that is on the program, not this site.
This goes for User created Hacks, User created Programs, Freebies, accounts, etc.
Anything that you put the free or freebie tag on, now will need to be free.
Anything named free and has some sort of deception regarding obtaining it, will now be dealt with.
We don't smile upon people tricking or using our members.