I was surfing the delightfully wonderful forum, "The Pit", the other day, and I came upon a thread asking for places to buy merchandise for a large selection of bands. Shirts and the like. However, the topic was closed for advertising.
The topic starter was asking a question, not advertising any specific website for merchandise, and asking for somewhere to buy this merchandise. How would that be considered advertising if it was answering his question?
do you have a link to the thread you're referring to?
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