On 7-01-07 someone made a post with this title. It was clear he was trying to say without saying that he didn't like my "brand" of message and wouldn't return until I left. Well I left because like I've said publicly here before I think the guys a total phony and is out to use this forum as his personal soap box to promote his organization and himself. Take a look at this persons past 21 messages ( http://www.lawnsite.com/search.php?searchid=1960200 ) since returning from his three day leave of absence and you decide for yourself whether he is just out for the good of the "industry" or has his own agenda. I have broken down the 21 messages and each one falls into 1 of 3 categories. 8 messages that are personal in nature and a waste of bandwith which could have been made privately and are of benefit to no one. 8 messages that are directly promoting the association he belongs to or another member of the association (ie-manufacturer, contractor, distributor etc.) again very little or no value to anyone. This does not even include the several messages that were posted before he left for 3 days that blatantly attempted to sell memberships. 5 messages that attempt to contribute to the subject matter of the original post How the sponsor of this bd doesn't put a stop to this is remarkable. I question the credibility when the value of someone or something is based upon whether they are a member of an association or not. And of someone who promotes and recommends members and or member products without first hand knowledge but based solely upon the fact that they have paid membership dues and are listed on the association roster. Don't worry I am not returning here. I won't contribute to a forum that allows such blatant abuse of it own TOS. I'd like you to think about this as I ask the same WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS FORUM?