This has now changed to Partner Sites after reading this below from WordPress I have changed the word Affiliate to Partner, Please actually look at the links before judging them , they are creative blogs and I spend alot of time and energy on WordPress and do not like being accused of Pyramid schemes and get rich schemes, when I have had a very enjoyable experience with WordPress the tone used in your two posts, scolding me are uncalled for!
Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (”Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.