Baldilocks, on Dec 27 2008, 04:48 PM, said:
Atomant perhaps you didnt but somebody has.
However there are two sides to this story, I'm sure Andy warned the importer earlier in the year about advertising in the forums, posting his email address is little different to an advert
Free advertising shouldn't be allowed, no argument. On what occassion though has he advertised anything?
If I remember correctly he was warned about advertising when he hadn't made any attempt to advertise. His first posting was to respond to an inaccurate statement from another person about the Xispa importership and something about when the bikes would be available, what's wrong with that? It was simply a matter of fact reply with no advertising intent, much in the same vein as Atom Ant's response to Copemech as he felt something had been said that was incorrect.
When he provided his email address it was in response to an enquiry from another member who wanted to know what it was, that's all - the whole point of a forum I thought. It was hardly an intended advertisement for the product. If any other member had provided the address no-one would have batted an eyelid and the post would not have been deleted. If he had started a new thread proclaiming 'Xispas are here, contact xxxxx if you want one' then yes, that would be a different matter.
There is a difference between blatantly attempting to advertising your product and answering someone's question I feel.
As regards Copemech's statement about deleting the post, why on earth does this warrant the threat of a ban.......!!?? I'd guess the use of 'you' was in respect of the group of people who form the moderators of the forum, of which you are one, therefore it was one of 'you' who deleted the post as opposed to a specific individual. Reasonable comment I'd have thought. And even if you did think he meant you Atom, it's hardly libelous, a simple 'it wasn't me' would have done. All this banning of users, there'll be no-one posting soon...