So of course some people are going to think this kind of stuff is spam, some aren’t. The short of it is that self advertisement is spam, most of the time.
The short is, if we were to be talking about an older, established member of the community (and by older I mean having a three or maybe four digit user account number), or a member that has clearly contributed to the community (such as a CoG/Hosted published writer), them promoting their own stuff outside of CS may be okay, to an extent.
For newer members, that doesn’t hold true, and if you’ve joined in the last week or so then self advertisement is purely spam (If you’ve joined in the last day I don’t even take the time to do something like this, I just assume you’re a bot and delete/mail Jason for a ban).
For anyone saying, “but there’s no rule against it,” it should not even have to be said that you shouldn’t spam. Heck, for most of the time we didn’t have any rules up at all and just ran off of, ‘don’t be a dick’. Sometimes it’s just a matter of ‘hey I didn’t know’, and that’s fine. Still, if you want to say ‘hey I’m this dude and I do this stuff’ you’re going to have to be around for a few months, and contribute a little, before it even begins to be considered okay.