It's come to my attention that some members try to use the private message system to tout for business. (In this particular case, the person has already been banned for other misdemeanours.)

If you receive such a PM, please report it to me. It'll help me to deal with it if you let me see a copy of the offending PM. Touting for business in this way is a serious breach of forum rules and etiquette. Ultimately, the culprit could be banned for doing it.

This does not relate to private messages between friends or giving a pal the heads up on something. It's also not about asking a question or replying to someone behind the scenes. This is about getting unsolicited messages from strangers who want to make money out of touting their business to encourage you to become their customer.