On NowPublic, we sometimes get some stories posted that are in actual fact, link spam.
If your story is flagged as such, here is the definition on which we are basing that decision:
Link spam is a post designed to drive traffic to another site or to increase that site's placement in search engine results pages. We also request that any verbatim reprint be placed on NowPublic using our highlight tool to properly credit the original post (even if you are the author). Using highlight provides a clear link back to the source while preserving the original article's search engine results page placement.
There is a way to turn a link spam post into a news story here on NowPublic, and any staff member will be happy to help you do that if you receive this message along with a wrench on your story.