New Rules for Private Message (PM) System
After AH member tap's post Beware AH.com PMs it has prompted me to ad a new rule forbidding the use of AH's PM system for unsolicited Private Message (PM) to promote, sell or offer anything to members. If you are reported to be soliciting members through the PM system you will be banned. It is impossible for me to enforce this new rule without the participation of members who report those who may be using the PM system against the rules.
I am doing this for two reasons, first I do not want AH members to be pestered through the PM system, I wouldn't appreciate that and I am sure that you feel the same way. The second reason is that it opens the door for unscrupulous activity to occur which I do not want the members to be exposed to.
Any offering should be exposed to public scrutiny and is required to adhere to the rules of posting. There are public forum sections on AH for offerings of any kind and there are rules for their posting that are there for a reason, mostly to require the poster to be more transparent.
Thanks again Tony (tap) for bringing this problem to light and I hope that other members will feel free to let me know about any issue or concern that they encounter on AH.