First, thank you to everyone who flagged this thread. Your feelings were right.
We will NOT tolerate affiliate marketing of any kind on the forums. This is not the place for people to post and make money. That is spamming. It might seem like it's innocent enough to post about sales and put an affiliate link instead of a straight link, but it's unacceptable here. No one on the forums should have to sift through what amounts to junk mail. Anyone who posts affiliate marketing may have their account disabled. We take this very seriously.
Imagine if I came on the forums every week announcing sales and new products, and used my affiliate code link - wouldn't that be wrong? Wouldn't you be like "what is that about?" - so even our EF affiliates, don't do it. It's bad form.
We will remove any future threads of this kind. This one is being left as an example.