Originally Posted by Hightower
The trouble is that there are many business owners out there with a wealth of knowledge that is useful to the community. If you pounce on someone that offers advice and inadvertently does promote their business then they will never contribute ever again. There is a way of dealing with these helpful types that keeps them onboard with the forum and this way isn't one.
I Agree in this instance Hightower it would have been better to see how the thread progressed as I wasn't looking to buy an engine merely curious & wouldn't trouble a trader with an enquiry via email but if said trader wants to spend time on an informal forum thread then in my eyes that's fine
I thought that's what forums were for ,exchanging information unfortunately the trader in this case chose not to pay trade membership
I do feel that broaching the subject should be done via pm rather than open forum
however I guess something has to pay for the upkeep of the site but the policing of trade membership seems a bit ott at times