I will reference an earlier thread on this topic:http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?o=0&m=10049.4.1&a...
Cliffs from that thread:
1) complaint teafor2 is "clogging the first page of various boards" with spam to an external site
2) some users agree
3) Joan points out it does not violate the TOS
4) others say it is helpful and the site owner is not spamming but is being helpful.
I am in the clogging camp as it requires me to click more often on favorite boards to see recent posts other than these. Also whether the teafor2 guy is spamming or not (i.e. makes no revenue from his site including advertising in any form), it looks, walks and quacks like spam. For the the purpose of this thread I am willing to stipulate he is not spamming and that some users will find his posts helpful.
However it is of note that these types of posts, like obits, are announcements and rarely generate any discussion. And for some of us, they do "clog" the boards.
So my suggestion is that board admins merge all posts in a given board by teafor2 and similar announcement posters into a single, or at least single annual thread. Then they can continue to make such posts as replies in that thread, and all of which is still searchable.
As an alternative for the teafor2 site in particular, perhaps Acom could simply index it and add it to search results thus accomplishing the same purpose at least for his postings.