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Is self advertisement against the rules here on devrant? I wouldn't spam devrant with it, of course. I just happen to have developed a script a while back which some people might find useful. I took a look at devrant's rules and it says nothing about this, but I just wanted your guys opinion. Is this frowned upon here?

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    If it’s not commercial, sure. Just don’t be an asshole, and add description or even a story behind the script.
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    @SevenDeadlyBugs Ok, thanks man. I'll post it in a bit then, just need to improve a bit the project's readme.
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    I'm sure some won't mind and some will gather with pitchforks and torches to run you out of town. Personally, I think that this is DevRant not some generic message board, DevOverflow or Devvit. Most of the DevRant people have their own projects ... what would happen if every single one started posting them? It would turn into a large sea of unfiltered posts (just take a stroll in the meme secyion for a demo of that). And once that starts you have to start worrying about people trying to smuggle through malware as innocent personal projects. And let's not forget about every company trying to get in on a free advert opportunity and start just posting ads...
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    @theKarlisK yeah that's exactly what I thought, I don't want this turning into those FB groups where people go only to advertise their YouTube tutorials and shit. Do you have any suggestions on where I could post this to people who might find it relevant? Dev.to article? I might write an article explaining how it works and the math behind it and then advertise it...
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    @ItsaMeTuni personally, it doesn't bother me. It's just my opinion.

    But. Deffinetly a great way to promote it is an article that tackles some of the hurdles/problems that your project solves or aims to solve. And demonstrates some of the ways your project can be utilized - seeing is believing, a single picture is worth a thousand words and whatnot. It can be a Dev.to article but I've seen people using Medium too.

    As an alernative, you could probably find a Reddit thread where to post your project as a short introduction. I noticed GitHub has switched up things and the Explore section now serves more or less as a showcase/promo page for projects - you can check out how that works because it might be exactly what you're looking for.
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