Thank you for your posts on the matter.
Please keep in mind, I do not first go on ... appearances. Since this was a new member's first post(s), my actions becomes black and white. Either the topic or posts are removed from the general forum for review. This helps me as I do not like to hastily judge. In this way I can take my time and work with the vendor.
However, due to numerous past incidents there is a virtual zero tolerance policy which is clearly stated in the rules. There have been many similar incidents where the new member's first post(s) seemed innocuous and the new member seemed genuine. Then maybe I find out about a PM campaign, etc.
There is a set procedure in the rules on how a member ... and especially a new member ... can respond to discussion on the forum regarding their shop, online or otherwise. This is to protect the freedom of speech TCers enjoy. This also prevents a vendor from coming on the forum and igniting a flame war.
The policies also prevent TeaChat from becoming a haven for spammers and the like.
This is not to say that the forum is blind to the concerns of vendors, au contraire, my dear friends. I have also protected the rights of vendors who I feel have been unfairly attacked. Members have been sent packing.
So, please be patient and do not assume that I have cast judgement upon this new member/vendor. We are discussing the situation and working to a solution. I like to say, "let us see how we can do" versus simply touting forum rules.
Thus I simply say, "the topic has been moved for review."