I’d have to second this notion. I think one of the things that they didn’t like about us (and there were many) was that we were promoting Chinese websites, who aren’t sponsors, with our links to PO and in-stock items. I didn’t think about it before until Marcelo mentioned that they shut us down when people started slagging off TFSource.
I also think that they just have a real problem with people who don’t pine for their approval… Some people really like feeling like they fit in at the top of a social circle, even if it’s something as meaningless as a Transformers message board.
This is probably also why there were so many crazy right-wingers in that circle too. Seniority and social prestige are way, way too important to some people.
Especially those with small wieners.