Originally Posted by LA Guy
I'm assuming that NSM is Mina? Vendors obviously tread a fine line, and unless something is obviously spam, I will not ban without a very friendly reminder that the line has been crossed.
In this specific case, after the vendor posted an thread for her visit to... I don't remember where, several months ago, I closed the threads, and informed her that such announcements, for non-affiliates, were to be made only in the official PSA thread, and that if she wanted to make a separate thread, she would have to contact me re. advertising on the forum. There was no reply, and last week, I was made aware, by an affiliate, that she had made 2 additional threads of the same nature, so I banned her until she pays that $300 fine, as clearly stated in the announcement re. commercial threads in the forum. When and if she pays, she will be unbanned. I've also sent her a list of seriously underpriced advertising options.
As for why I didn't post here earlier, it's because I hate posting in this thread, and avoid doing so as much as possible.
An object lesson on the horrors of redistribution of wealth.
Now that's some red-hot transparent moderation! Thanks for the response.