I came across this today and it very much gives the impression the user wants to sell their profile page as an advertising space.

As I have never come across this before, though I am sure it happens,I just wanted to ask, is this OK? I doubt SE would allow this.

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I'm sure this isn't serious. :)

The content policy mentions affiliate marketing:

Spam. Users that do not publish meaningful content, use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or whose primary purpose is affiliate marketing, will be suspended.

Wether this rule applies depends on the specific case. The user profile you linked certainly doesn't violate it.

Disclaimer: I am just some guy, and this is the way I read the content policy. If you have any concerns that a user is violating any of the rules, contact Stack Exchange and they'll take care of it.

See also Rules for Profiles on Meta SE and a What to do when a user's profile is advertising websites that are 'off-topic' on Gaming.

  • Thanks, I don't think the users primary purpose is affiliate marketing at all, they do answer questions too. I will just let it go if you guys don't think it is a big deal.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 8:11

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