While we encourage the sharing of information between members, everything from simple advice through to supplier information, Any member wanting to share supplier specific information with one or more other members, must do so openly in the forum itself, not through PM.
Members offering to send supplier information to other members through PM will be warned once only, then on the second offence, have their membership cancelled.
We are implementing this for the trading safety of all members. It's designed to stop non-approved suppliers from marketing their products to members by stealth, in such a manner that we are unable to catch and prevent non-approved suppliers from circumventing our supplier approval process and putting the safety of unsuspecting members at risk.
Again, we encourage the sharing of such information. It just has to be out in the open on the forum where everyone can share in it and where we can keep an eye on it and act where needed to maintain safety for all members. If members are approached by PM with an offer of assistance in regards to product or service supply, please notify myself straight way.