No one is being chased off. There's no strongarm. The guidelines are spelled out in the OP for a reason. If someone doesn't see the benefit, we are not trying to coerce payments. The goal was/is and remains to keep things transparent for everyone in terms of who is doing what here. This site is run by musicians for musicians. We want businesses to interact comfortably but do not want people being schnookered. People working for companies promoting brands/products/services are spamming. We don't like spammers because members don't like spammers.