Ok, bear with me.
I think solicitation has become a far to big part of our lives. i get called at home by robots who try to sell me stuff, get harassed on the streets by homeless people and employees from humanitarian organizations, i receive tons of publicity in my mailbox, etc etc. Creating a thread on the forum asking people to click on a link to get pageviews is just the same. It has always been a place where we could come and discuss without having to bother with publicity, so it is understandable that some do not welcome this type of publicity (myself included).
If people are real