Bridgett’s email was precedent setting because it was the first "commercial" email that I’ve seen on this forum. It was a soft sell or no sell, but commercial nonetheless. And so I am left wondering if there is a policy around people selling their products here. It’s a slippery slope between Bridgett’s post and exploitation of this forum. I’m inundated with people trying to sell me stuff, and I’d hate to see it start here.
I would also hate to see restauranteurs start pushing their own places on Roadfood, or signing up 30 of their friends to the Roadfood forum to talk about what a wonderful place they have.
As for your comments on the American Way, I don’t have a problem with business owners using all means necessary to get ahead. But sometimes unfettered commerce leads to exploitation. Go read Fast Food Nation or Upton Sinclair.