There was a similar but worse blow up over on a hookah forum i used to frequent. a vendor supposedly was messaging members to tell them about being able to get them better deals than others were offering and trying to get them to buy from him... supposedly contacting a member with out them contacting you as a vendor first was a no no. But it turned into a huge blow up resulting in him being banded (after actually changing his business name so his business could be talked about on the forum because the name contained 'chronic' in it and that was considered a word for pot). From what i saw in that situation was that the guy was not actually a bad guy, he was just clienteling in a way that was 'bad' according to the main mod. It turned into a long drawn out thread, banning of the vendor, and a sizable exodus of members. people get way to bitchy on the internet.