I have had the feeling that there are more disingenuous "members" on this forum lately: accounts that only exist to drive traffic to cruddy websites cashing in on people's interest in tea. I don't blame our noble moderator: he has stated that Adagio has a pretty loose policy about what happens on these boards, and I feel like he's done a good job walking that line.
But I do have this request for Teachat members:
Please take a look at people's profile pages, post history, and/or linked websites before replying to their posts. I'm sure I don't have to elaborate about red flags that indicate someone does not intend to be a good-faith participant in this community. I know people here are generally a helpful bunch, and eager to respond to questions, but if you have good reason to think that a poster is just trying to cash in, let's allow their posts to sink to oblivion, unanswered.